I recently moved to a Mac where I use OO.o (v. 3.1.1 / Build 9420) under the Windows side under Bootcamp - using VISTA Home Premium
SP 2. I also use OO.o on the Mac side of course (OS10.6.2) and experience the same problem there as well, on Writer and Calc files. This problem does not happen all the time but, unfortunately with increasing frequency. Problem: When I go to open a file, I often get an ASCII Filter Options dialog box and, no matter which option I select, will then get pages full of ###########. In most cases to date, especially when in Mac, I can go back to my Time Machine backup and retrieve a good file. But today, on the Windows side I have not been so successful trying to open a rather complex tax file (odt) which I had not opened for about a year. Key questions: 1) How can I retrieve this particular file, and 2) more importantly, how can I remedy this situation once and for all and prevent it from happening again.
I did use your search tool and found many issues under ASCII Filter Option, but none that solved my problem. I suspect it may be in User Profile, but have gone to that tutorial and still don't understand what I must do to correct that problem.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
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OpenOffice 3.1.1 on Windows XP