[Solved] Format error in the file sub-document content.xml

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[Solved] Format error in the file sub-document content.xml

Postby waldkauz83 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:24 am

Hey there, i am hoping for help. My partner is writing a children´s book on OO and cannot open the attached file anymore. I tried a Text reader and Microsoft Word and last night i updated from OO 4.1.3 to 4.1.5. The error is the follwoing(translated from german): Read-Error sub-document content.xml position 2,3847 (row, col)
We would really appreciate help because she spent hours reediting the text without making a backup. Lesson learned
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Lilian und Monsieur Alcedo_Erster Entwurf_iw_jr.odt
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Re: Format error in the file sub-document content.xml

Postby RoryOF » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:01 am

Try the attached
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Re: Format error in the file sub-document content.xml

Postby robleyd » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:01 am

The attached file opens for me in 4.1.4; please let me know if it is missing anything.

You might consider installing and using Timestamped backup to give you a recovery option.
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Re: Format error in the file sub-document content.xml

Postby waldkauz83 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:07 am

Dear RoryOF,
thank you so much!! I am very greatful! You repaired several hours of creative work.
Best regards and all the best.
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Re: Format error in the file sub-document content.xml

Postby RoryOF » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:13 am

Look at the other thread in which you posted (where the repaired file is) and adopt robleyd's suggestion about installing the timed backup utility.

You can find your previous postings by clicking on "View your posts" at the bottom of the blue banner at top of the Forum window.
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Re: [Solved] Format error in the file sub-document content.x

Postby chrisclifford » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:04 pm

Daughter written a 15 page document and has error message of sub document content xml error when trying t open the file - can anyone please help.....she has to hand this project in tomorrow am !

And, the file is too large to upload to this forum!
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Re: [Solved] Format error in the file sub-document content.x

Postby robleyd » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:00 am

I've sent a PM with an email address; or you can upload it to a file sharing site such as Mediafire and post the link here.
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Re: [Solved] Format error in the file sub-document content.x

Postby BessyBoo » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:05 am

robleyd wrote:I've sent a PM with an email address; or you can upload it to a file sharing site such as Mediafire and post the link here.


Hello, I couldn't hijack this for a simular service from you Robleyd? Woken up this morning with my gf fretting over this same error, I've had a look at the XML to no avail.
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Re: [Solved] Format error in the file sub-document content.x

Postby robleyd » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:13 am

What I said above....
I've sent a PM with an email address; or you can upload it to a file sharing site such as Mediafire and post the link here.
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Re: [Solved] Format error in the file sub-document content.x

Postby catbill » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:49 am

Any thoughts about what might cause this problem?
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Re: [Solved] Format error in the file sub-document content.x

Postby robleyd » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:34 am

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Re: [Solved] Format error in the file sub-document content.x

Postby RoryOF » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:59 am

catbill wrote:Any thoughts about what might cause this problem?


I've never had it happen to me; my normal use of OpenOffice is for text editing/formatting, with a lesser use for presentations. I regularly edit large files, sometimes several thousands of pages in size and am careful to close down the file and then the computer when editing is finished. I have just checked one work in progress - it has 220 pages, 60k words and has had 3720 file save operations (I instinctively type Ctrl S after any major edit); surely we might expect that a file subject to such extensive editing would show such a bug if it existed in the code? I have other files, larger (one million words, thousands of pages, thousands of edits/saves) also without problems.

This problem is much more common in LibreOffice (particularly in LO's .docx files) and often seems to relate to clusters of Annotations (Comments) in student documents being revised by peers and tutors; however, the association with multiple Annotations may be erroneous - the problem may be caused (perhaps also in earlier cases in this thread) by over hasty close down of the file and computer by one of the revisers.

Until a method of causing this problem is discovered there is little chance of a cure being found.

It is strongly recommended that any file of size or importance should be regularly backed up by timed/dated backups. That way, any damage is limited to loss of the last editing session.
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Re: [Solved] Format error in the file sub-document content.x

Postby catbill » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:55 pm

That is helpful to know. I am using LibreOffice and the document has a significant number of comments. So, that backs up your suggestion.

Always helpful to have automatic back-ups.
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Re: [Solved] Format error in the file sub-document content.x

Postby RoryOF » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:01 pm

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