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From Graham Lauder <g.a.lau...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice unable to restore file or open it
Date Tue, 04 Sep 2012 00:04:17 GMT
> It is worse than I suspected. There was no error saving or closing the
> files. OpenOffice is crashing while attempting to open the ODT files. Then
> is unable to recover them. I tried to open two other files in the same
> directory all with the same results. I have a screenshot, if you would
> like me to send it.


Hi Rod,

Were the files saved as ODT? If so have you tried unzipping them?

Cheers
GL


> 
> Maurice, I have no idea what you are referring to. This is the same font
> size I have always used which is set to ‘Normal’. I can read it fine
> without my glasses, nor is it overly large. You are the first person that
> has complained.
> 
> > Good. Now that 'incubator' has re-sent your note, we can all read it.
> > 
> > Maurice
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Maurice Howe [mailto:maurice@stny.rr.com]
> > Sent: Monday, September 03, 2012 6:48 PM
> > To: ooo-users@incubator.apache.org; rodlockwood@provide.net
> > Subject: RE: OpenOffice unable to restore file or open it
> > 
> > Good grief! Don't use 4 point type for ANYthing!! You waste your timeand
> > everybody else's.
> > Maurice D. Howe
> > 616 Lacey Drive
> > Endwell, NY 13760
> > 607-754-0469
> > Maurice@stny.rr.com
> > 
> > _____
> > 
> > From: Rod Lockwood [mailto:rodlockwood@provide.net]
> > Sent: Monday, September 03, 2012 6:22 PM
> > To: OpenOffice Users Mailing List
> > Subject: OpenOffice unable to restore file or open it
> > 
> > 
> > I have a text document that apparently did not close properly whenclosing
> > OpenOffice. Starting OpenOffice 3.41 does not trigger the filerestoration
> > process. When I click on the file to open it, OpenOffice crashes because
> > there is already a shadow file in existance. It begins the file
> > restoration,
> > but does not recover the shadow file. So I wind up not being able to do
> > anything. Deleting the shadow file does not work. OpenOffice cannot open
> > the
> > document, even though it creates a new shadow document.
> > 
> > This is why I never liked this system. I much prefer the system used bymy
> > text editor and the way it was done in the old days. Simply save thefile
> > to
> > disc as a normal file with a .BAK extension every 15 minutes (or whatever
> > your preference is). That way if the original file is corrupt, you simply
> > delete the corrupt file, rename the backed up file and you are good togo.
> > At the most you lose your allotted time of work. And saving the file
> > manually obviously didn't make a difference. So forget about anylectures
> > on
> > how I should manually save my work periodically.
> > 
> > It does not interfere with the undo process. It does not create multiple
> > files, just the one back up file. A simple text editor is able to do
> > this. I
> > have never lost a file using this old-fashioned system of automatically
> > backing up the file. Now I will have to recreate this file from scratch
> > and
> > from memory.

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