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From Richard Travers <>
Subject Re: OpenOffice unable to restore file or open it
Date Tue, 04 Sep 2012 07:10:51 GMT
Well make this a second complaint.  Your typeface is VERY small and a strain to read.
Richard Travers, Truro

Rod Lockwood <> wrote:

>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.
>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.
>Rod Lockwood
>On Mon, 03 Sep 2012 19:02:10 -0400, Maurice Howe <>  
>> Good. Now that 'incubator' has re-sent your note, we can all read it.
>> Maurice
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Maurice Howe []
>> Sent: Monday, September 03, 2012 6:48 PM
>> To:;
>> 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
>> _____
>> From: Rod Lockwood []
>> 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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