[Solved] Unable to open an important odt file (Read error)

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[Solved] Unable to open an important odt file (Read error)

Postby exta » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:13 am

Hello,
I have an important odt file that I can't open anymore, I get the error " Read error. Format error discovered in the file in sub-document content.xml at 296.13(row,col). "
I've tried to fix it using the tutorial on this page https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1532 without success.
Any help is welcomed since this is a really important document.
The file has been updated here : https://ufile.io/qdm87
Thanks !
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Re: Unable to open an important odt file (Read error)

Postby RoryOF » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:21 am

Please send me a PM with an email address to which I can send the repaired file.

I will be going offline shortly for 8 hours.
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Re: Unable to open an important odt file (Read error)

Postby FJCC » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:52 am

I also have a recovered version in case you RoryOF is off line. Just send me a private message with your email address.
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to open an important odt file (Read erro

Postby RoryOF » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:21 am

File sent this morning.

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Re: [Solved] Unable to open an important odt file (Read erro

Postby John_Ha » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:04 pm

This is a bug in AOO, but not in LO, when track changes is ON and a user deletes two comments each of which is attached to a range of characters.

See Issue 128356 - Track Changes and Annotations on text range can cause corruption. Applies to 4.x (all versions?)
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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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