Characters Have Been Changed On A Document

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Characters Have Been Changed On A Document

Postby MTCM » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:06 am

I went to open a document, a few moments ago, and what happened was, first off, I got a box popping up, that is called ASCII Filter Options. I did nothing, but when the document came up, all of the text looked like this: ############. How can I fix this? This is some important items, here, that I have no way of getting, again.
Thanks for your help.
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Re: Characters Have Been Changed On A Document

Postby jrkrideau » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:13 pm

MTCM wrote:I went to open a document, a few moments ago, and what happened was, first off, I got a box popping up, that is called ASCII Filter Options. I did nothing, but when the document came up, all of the text looked like this: ############. How can I fix this? This is some important items, here, that I have no way of getting, again.
Thanks for your help.



You probably cannot. See 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs for a discussion.

Try searhing for the title in the forum (search box at top of page). The issue comes up periodically and in some of the threads there may be something you can try with recovery software or, perhaps you can find a backup or temp file.

In fact, have a look at this thread https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... =6&t=69046
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Re: Characters Have Been Changed On A Document

Postby MTCM » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:02 am

No luck, to this point. Trying all of the different things I've seen on the other threads, even using recuva, but even the recovered files are doing the same thing. I've always liked OO, but after this experience, I have to admit serious reservations about ever using it again.
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Re: Characters Have Been Changed On A Document

Postby thomasjk » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:25 am

In the future whatever software you use you need a good backup strategy.
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