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Character Set issue opening an .ODT document

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:31 pm
by glucke
Open Office Community...
My son created a new document (wrote a great ghost story for a school project to be specific)...however when he tried to open his saved .ODT file, the program asked for a "character set" and none of the sets selected would display anything beside ###### characters. Anyone...please help with this problem would be appreciated......

rgrds, **gsl
Gary Lucke

Re: Character Set issue opening an .ODT document

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:04 pm
by r4zoli
His document possibly damaged, not so much hope for repairing it.
If not too big (<128kb) upload damaged document: [Forum] How to attach a document here

Re: Character Set issue opening an .ODT document

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:41 pm
by acknak
By any chance, was the document stored on a USB memory stick ("thumb drive")?

Re: Character Set issue opening an .ODT document

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:21 pm
by glucke
In order get further assistance, I have attached the file that I am having trouble getting opened. Please try to troubleshoot if this file is ever going to be able to be opened. ...please help! Thx! :D

Re: Character Set issue opening an .ODT document

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:42 pm
by acknak
Sorry, there's nothing in the file but zeros.

Re: Character Set issue opening an .ODT document

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:46 pm
by Hagar Delest
What OOo version exactly? Were you working on a USB stick?
See also 22 pages term paper replaced with pound signs.