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Corrupted files

Postby coolmanoh » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:39 pm

Ever since I upgraded OpenOffice to 4.1.15 I occasionally get the following error message when I open a document:

The file XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.odt is corrupt and therefore cannot be opened. OpenOffice can try to repair the file.

The corruption could be the result of document manipulation or of structural document damage due to data transmission.

We recommend that you do not trust the content of the repaired document. Execution of macros is disabled for this document.

What is meant by "document manipulation" and "damage due to data transmission"? How can I prevent this error from occurring?
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Re: Corrupted files

Postby John_Ha » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:43 pm

Upload a small document file (eg .odt) showing the problem so that it can be analysed. Use the Upload attachment tab below where you type (128 kB max) or use a file share site for a larger file.
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Re: Corrupted files

Postby coolmanoh » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:16 am

What "Upload attachment tab"?
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Re: Corrupted files

Postby FJCC » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:39 am

Click Post Reply and look for the Upload Attachment tab below the box where you type the reply.
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Re: Corrupted files

Postby robleyd » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:30 am

coolmanoh wrote:What "Upload attachment tab"?

As per the image; click Browse to locate the file and then Add the file
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