Convert ascii format back to ODT?

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Convert ascii format back to ODT?

Postby tmaz781 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:29 pm

Hello Everyone ~~

So happy to have found this forum for solving problems that I cause myself! By accident I saved OTD documents in Notepad ascii format. I desperately need to convert these documents so I can read and revise then.

Thanks for any help . . . :bravo:
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Re: Convert ascii format back to ODT?

Postby RoryOF » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:16 pm

Did you use /File /Save As and select a text format, or did the documents open asking for an ASCII filter?
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Re: Convert ascii format back to ODT?

Postby Zizi64 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:43 pm

By accident I saved OTD documents in Notepad ascii format. I desperately need to convert these documents so I can read and revise then.

There is not any way to restore the original (.odt related) formatting properties from a working ASCII (.txt) format document. The pure txt format files can not store any formatting properties.

The situation is even worse, if your .odt file is damaged, and the ASCII filter is appeared when you want to open it.
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Re: Convert ascii format back to ODT?

Postby tmaz781 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:49 am

Thank you so much . . . however, not the answer I wanted! LOL
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Re: Convert ascii format back to ODT?

Postby Zizi64 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:13 am

Can you upload your problematic file here???
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Re: Convert ascii format back to ODT?

Postby RoryOF » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:09 am

If you have actually Saved a file in ASCII format (and we don't know for certain until you confirm that) all you can do is Ctrl A to Select All, then apply Text Body paragraph style. That should get all of your document into the most common style. Then you will have to pass through your document, whether manually or using Find and Replace, to apply styles locally, as required, such as for headings. Then /File /Save As and select .odt from the file type dropdown.
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