My saved file turned into #'s

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My saved file turned into #'s

Postby lokus32 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:22 pm

Good day, i have a problem with my text document on my open office writer. I saved something and when i accesed it the next time it was all #'s,all the letters and text turned into #'s. I'm not sure why this happened but everytime i try opening the file i first get a ASCII command that pops up, i only clik ok and go on the file and you know everythings #'s. Im very grateful for any help, it was a school project so it would be nice too fix this :P
Installed on windows 7, Apache Open office 4.1.2
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Re: My saved file turned into #'s

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:25 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

See: [Tutorial] The Dreaded Pound Signs: file reduced to ####.
Good luck.

I hope you had backups.
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Re: My saved file turned into #'s

Postby John_Ha » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:56 pm

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. You should be able to recover all or most of the file.
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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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Re: My saved file turned into #'s

Postby lokus32 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:26 pm

Thank you for your assistance.
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