The release note refers to an article in the Apple Knowledge Base that was 
written for systems up to and including El Capitain (MacOS 10.11). In Sierra 
(MacOS 10.12) the procedure is as I described and as chuck ef expanded on, 
i.e., how to kill Gatekeeper permanently (not recommended). 

What I posted is current, and was taken point-by-point as I installed AOO on my 
iMac and Sierra. 

You may copy and edit my post and use it to amend the release notes if you like.


> On Oct 15, 2016, at 3:22 PM, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:
> Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>> James Plante wrote:
>>> The problem you encountered was with Gatekeeper. It prevents you from
>>> running software obtained from sources that Apple doesn’t know about,
>>> hence they’re judged to be untrustworthy.
>>> So to get AOO to launch, open System Preferences, and select Security
>>> & Privacy. Under the General tab, you’ll see in the bottom half of the
>>> window “Allow apps downloaded from:” with the choices being “App
>>> Store” and “App Store and identified developers.”
>>> Underneath that choice, you should see a notice to the effect that
>>> Gatekeeper blocked AOO from opening, and gives you a button labeled
>>> “Open Anyway.”
>>> But before you can click that button, go to the lower left corner and
>>> click the little lock icon, then enter your administrator’s password.
>>> You can now make changes to the system. Click the “Open Anyway”
>>> button. AOO will launch.
>> Is this better or more current than what we have now in the OpenOffice
>> 4.1.3 Release Notes? Our instructions have been the same for a few
>> years, and if the new Mac OS X Sierra adopted another approach they
>> might need some updates.
> To be clear, I refer to the first bullet point here:
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> Regards,
>  Andrea.
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