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Subject [Issue 125017] New: Crash, corrupted Word file.
Date Sun, 01 Jun 2014 02:05:01 GMT

          Issue ID: 125017
        Issue Type: DEFECT
           Summary: Crash, corrupted Word file.
           Product: Writer
           Version: 4.1.0
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows 7
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: blocker
          Priority: P3
         Component: save-export

I was working all day on editing an MS Word 97-2003 file, with another file
opened as reference. I was saving it regularly.

With no warning of any kind, Open Office Writer 4.1.0 closed itself.

Now pressing Ctrl-S is somewhat of a reflex for me, so I may have pressed
Ctrl-S a split second before the crash happened, not in response to it, but
perhaps that was what triggered the crash. I'm not sure. It happened really

When I reopened the writer, it offered to restore my two files. 

The reference file was fine. The one I was working on got corrupted. It said it
wasn't a Word file any more. Its size went from 48 KB to 36 KB. I know it's not
a lot to show for eight hours of labor, but I was editing it down for clarity
and size, not writing. I was doing a lot of moving around of one-cell tables
with text inside of them, and some colored text with various fonts and font

Tried to change the file's extension to .odt, no luck.

I had to roll back eight hours of work to a previous version Windows kept for

Sadly, this is not acceptable of a release version. I can't work like this,
saving my work every five minutes under a different file name and pray to
computer gods that I won't lose it all. I thought 4.1.0 was a stable release?

This is a brand new installation of a Windows 7 system on a Raid1 (mirror)
array with two hard drives for extra data protection.

Sorry I don't have the exact steps to reproduce the problem. I don't think
"work for eight hours and wait for a crash" is an acceptable step in an STR.

I love the idea of open source software, but I'm going to continue my work in
Microsoft Word and calm down as hard as I can.

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