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Document ruined after saving - puts 263 pages of ###

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:35 am
by BrenlyAdams
Hi,

I'm having a problem with a document I was writing. It was only four pages long. I saved it, but when I tried to open it later, it asks me for what character set I want to use and shows me 263 pages of #############. The file is also huge compared to other documents I've written. It is 1.4 MB, while other short documents I've written are about 24 KB. What happened? Can I recover what was lost? This has happened before, and I've lost important documents. I'm using Open Office 4.

Thanks

Re: Document ruined after saving - puts 263 pages of ###

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:23 am
by RusselB
This sounds very familiar. Unfortunately the Search engine isn't allowing me to use what I think would be a good search term.
I will continue trying to find the post(s) I'm thinking of, and get back to you as soon as I can.

Re: Document ruined after saving - puts 263 pages of ###

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:23 am
by thomasjk
Unfortunately the file is not recoverable. See https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... =6&t=17677. Check the user profile https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... 74&t=12426 for filename.bak.

Re: Document ruined after saving - puts 263 pages of ###

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:33 am
by RusselB
Thanks thomas. Those were posts I was referring to earlier.