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ASCII Filter Options?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:12 am
by Spongey444
I've run into this problem before. I click on a file and i get this ASCII Filte Options Box and when i clock okay, ##'s replace my whole file. But this time I've caught on and want to know if there's anything i can do to save this file. Note that I had not opened in a couple days and every other file on my computer, even ones i opened more often open fine. Sometimes this happens if i reboot while the file is open or something like that but this is not the problem. File is .odt and I use seem to use Open Office 4. I'm not very knowledgeable about this stuff so forgive me I'd left anything our or seem like a noob.

Re: ASCII Filter Options?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:17 am
by acknak
Sorry, this usually means that the file is damaged.

More background and some suggestions can be found here:

[Tutorial] The Dreaded Pound Signs: file reduced to ####
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... 74&t=84056

Re: ASCII Filter Options?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:04 pm
by John_Ha
See [Tutorial] How to find and un-delete Writer temporary files for instructions on how to identify and un-delete the temporary files Writer wrote while you were editing the file, and then deleted. You should be able to recover your file as it was when you last opened it or as it was when last saved with AutoRecovery. You may also find previous versions of the file in the folder it is located but which have since been deleted.