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I didn't have any luck with Tom's link. I did a little research. In Ubuntu, this user file is at:
/home/<user name>/.libreoffice/3/user

In Ubuntu, if you are using Unity, click the home folder in the launcher bar (normally just under the Dash button) , then move your mouse to the top bar where the menus appear. Then click view, then show hidden files. When you look again at the files and folders, you will see .libreoffice. In Linux, a . before a folder or file name means it is a hidden file or folder. Go to the user folder name, and rename it to something like userbackup. Then when you open LibreOffice the next time, it will create a new user folder. I everything works in there, then you can copy back the contents from the contents of the backup file until the corrupt portion of the backup file starts the problem again.


On 02/11/2012 06:46 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Home is a bit confusing on Ubuntu.  The system might well not be happy with you trying to save there.  
On most Gnu&Linux systems (including Ubuntu) you get a folder called


that you can see in the root / folder of the file-system.  It's a system-folder that you can't really save stuff in as 
a normal user.  Inside /home is a folder for each user-name that can login to the system.  Ubuntu has a 
"Places" menu that refers to something it calls "home" but is really the


folder which you might not always be allowed to save to as a normal user.  Ok, maybe not hugely 
confusing but imprecise enough to cause a mis-step sometimes.  So,


is really the best place to try saving to. LiveCds don't mind if you really mess up their system because they assume that you can't write to the Cd so when you reboot you get a fresh system. So they happily drop you in as a SuperUser/RootUser/SystemAdministrator. If you then login to a proper install as a normal user then you can open files written but not save over the top of them because you don't have elevated permissions anymore. It will allow you to save the same file under a different name. I add v1 at the end of the file-name or change v1 to v2.
Err, i have made that about as clear as mud!  Sorry!
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Sat, 11/2/12, Janice Chandler<>  wrote:

From: Janice Chandler<>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] can't save a document
Date: Saturday, 11 February, 2012, 20:32

On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Tom Davies<>wrote:

Hi :)
Is the Ubuntu side full-up?  If you open a folder to look at the documents
inside then the menus at the top of the file-browser allow you to tick

Hi Tom,
Yes, I have a full install of Ubuntu. I have a 160 gig HD and it does not
have partitions, except for a small swap area. I still have more than 130
gig available.

I learned several years ago to save all files  of any importance to an
external drive. Right now I use a 16 gig ssd, which is about half full. I
have tried to "save as" to a different area, such as the home documents
folder, but get the same error message.




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