So any help with this would be greatly appreciated, I'm a little panicked - I've been using this file for a couple of weeks now to take notes in one of my classes. It's a .doc file, and I've had no problem with it until today when I got to class. When I tried to open it, Oo gave me this ASCII filter options window with:
Character Set: Western Europe Windows-1252/WinLatin 1
Default Fonts: Times New Roman
Language: English (USA)
Paragraph Break: CR
Then when I select ok, suddenly my file is 183 pages of gibberish. How on earth do I restore this? I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 & Ubuntu 9.10. I get the same thing in Linux, though the actual settings on the ASCII filter options window is different. I did a virus and spyware scan and nothing came up, so I can't figure out how this file could have gotten corrupted. Just please tell me if there's any way to fix it because I'm not looking forward to having to somehow recompile those notes.... thanks in advance!
Last edited by wildbluefaerie
on Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
OpenOffice 3.1 on Windows 7/Ubuntu 9.10