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All my file contains is #####

Postby bweston4 » Fri May 24, 2013 3:15 pm

When I open my a specific file I get a ASCII Filter Options box. The character set is in Eastern Europe (ISO-8859-13) the Default Font is Times New Roman and the Language is English (USA) but when I hit ok all my file is, is a bunch of ########. Please help this is a very important file that I need next week.
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Re: All my file contains is #####

Postby jrkrideau » Fri May 24, 2013 4:19 pm

bweston4 wrote:When I open my a specific file I get a ASCII Filter Options box. The character set is in Eastern Europe (ISO-8859-13) the Default Font is Times New Roman and the Language is English (USA) but when I hit ok all my file is, is a bunch of ########. Please help this is a very important file that I need next week.



This does not look good. I hope you have a back-up. See viewtopic.php?t=17677 for a similar case.
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Re: All my file contains is #####

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri May 24, 2013 9:08 pm

Check the temporary folder of the system (see in OOo Tools>Options>OOo>Paths). If there are folders like sgmlf.tmp with a file having the same name inside, make a copy of that file, rename it in .odt and cross your fingers.

Any power shortage? It's a rather common root cause.
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