Document Turned to All Pound Signs

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Document Turned to All Pound Signs

Postby peramore21 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:05 am

So my computer froze, and then shut down while I was writing an article yesterday. I woke up to the entire article being nothing but all pound signs. I was wondering how I can fix this issue. I tried finding the previous autosave versions, but there weren't any there, even though I have it set to save every 15 minutes, and I was working on my article for two days and for several hours prior to the computer freezing.


Thank you in advance for your help.
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Re: Document Turned to All Pound Signs

Postby RusselB » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:22 am

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Re: Document Turned to All Pound Signs

Postby John_Ha » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:59 am

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.
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See the Writer Guide, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and Writer for students.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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