On 4 juin 12, at 14:58, Dan Lewis wrote:
I did some testing on the document you created. First I downloaded
the file, created a copy, and renamed the copy from .odt to .zip
(doctext.zip). Then I opened the downloaded file with LO allowing it
to repair the file. Then I saved it (doctext(repaired).odt, created
a copy of it, and renamed it from .odt to .zip. I also opened the
two zipped files next to each other.
2.0kB 1.2 kB
bytes 767 bytes
content.xml 5.0 kB
kB 1.1 kB
mimetype 39 bytes
kB 9.0 kB
kB 15.0 kB
I will let others draw their own conclusions as to what this
This is exactly what I've been doing to try to create a correct
document myself. The problem is, I'm not really sure what parts of the
document I should change to prevent it from being reported as corrupt.
Some information in these files do not look important at all, or not
related to the actual contents of the document. It seems that there is
some internal consistency problem between the files, but since LO
doesn't say anything else than 'the document is corrupt', it's very
hard to figure out what's happening here.
Then again, I have some questions and comments. Why are you
creating a document by only changing the content.xml file? From the
above information, clearly other files needed to be changed as well.
And as Andreas pointed out, LO will report the error regardless of
the OS used on a computer.
Yes, we've been working on the matter a bit further and figured out
that too: it seems the latest versions of all OOo-based software we
could test on any platform do report the document as corrupt. So I was
hoping to figure out what had changed between the versions that open
it without problem and the current ones to know what to do to generate
Will creating a template with the layout you want work just as
well or better? It can be used to open a new document. Then you can
enter or copy material into the new document. When you save this, LO
will update all the files and folders within the ODT file.
Well, the problem is, as I said in my original post, the document is
generated, not created by hand. We have a description of the document
contents in an external source, and we are using an existing ODF
document only to get the styles from it. So it did seem to be enough
to get all the files from the existing ODF document, replace the
contents.xml in it by the one we generate, and zip back everything to
a new ODF file. And it used to work, but it doesn't anymore… But
basically, we would like to be able to generate the document without
running LO at all. With the method we're using, it doesn't even need
to be installed, and that's even better…
And by the way, if we open the existing ODF file (not the generated
one), everything works fine. LO doesn't say it's corrupt and opens it
without any problem.
Thanks a lot anyway to you and Andreas for your answers.
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