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Old 05-14-2012, 12:39 AM   #1
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Unhappy Problem with open office file.


I have a problem regarding my open office file.
I don't know if it is corrupt.

When try to open this file i only see ##########################.

Do any one knows how to fix it.

I have a screenshot when i try to open the file.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:12 AM   #2
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Was it OK before? If so, can you restore from backup?

If you unpack the file instead of opening it with OpenOffice, (AFAIK it's a .ZIP) and open content.xml with a word-wrapping text editor, can you see your text in amongst all the markup?
 
Old 05-14-2012, 12:24 PM   #3
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This might be a problem with the encoding. If you have non-latin characters for example. I am a native bulgarian speaker and if I don't have all the needed encoding, I would get monkey symbols sometimes. I would try to open the file using google docs and see if the file opens fine. If it doesn't then the file is corrupted. If it works fine in google docs, then it's a problem with open office and we can go from there. Please test and report back, so we can use the process of elimination to figure out the problem.
 
Old 05-14-2012, 07:08 PM   #4
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Yes this file is ok before and i can access and us it. Ive got this problem is when my pc got off because of power problem.
My file is saving during that time. I don't have backup up of this file.

I have search on some forum sites like this one http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=65100 they discuss about this problem some said that there are no
possible solution to fix this problem.

I'm totally mad about this problem.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 12:17 PM   #5
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As Catkin says, if your file is corrupt the best you can do is to extract content.xml from the archive and manually remove the xml tags to recover the text. It's a messy job and a slow one, but I've done it.
 
Old 05-16-2012, 02:46 AM   #6
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The file is save as .doc file. To be able to extract it i need to save as file as .odt file.

Do anyone know here, how to extract .doc file?
 
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That contains the text with the formating information embedded in it. You need to install a hex editor, load the doc file into it, and delete everything except the text. You can't do the job with an ordinary text editor.

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Old 05-18-2012, 12:09 PM   #8
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Do anyone know here, how to extract .doc file?
Depending on how broken it is, you might be able to extract the text using one of abiword, antiword or catdoc.
 
  


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