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Running Linux Mint LMDE, libreoffice 3.5.4-6.   upon updating system, which I
think updated libreoffice too, the fields for zotero no longer show in the
document.  If I unzip the document and look at content.xml, the codes are
there, but they do not show in openoffice.  I can however add new citations
from zotero no prob, it just does not recognize what I already nhave done. 
As far as I can tell, I have the same prob in the windows version

I have thousands of hours of work invested here, and it would take thousands
of hours to renter all the footnotes, so this is a huge problem for me.  Has
this happened to anyone else?

Steps to reproduce:
1. update using apt-get upgrade
2. open a document with zotero citations in it. citations should show in
gray but they do not, they show as normal text in both footnotes and
parenthetical cites.
3. can add new citations to a document, but the old ones will no longer be
seen and do not update: no connection to zotero except for newly entered
4. unzip odt file and view content.xml.  code for old citations appears in
the document.  
5. open in a linux box that has not recently been updated and the citations
reappear.  update that computer and repeat.  
6. ask for help at zotero forums, get told it is a problem with libreoffice
"by definition" since it is the field codes not showing. 
7. Checked it on several computers in several locations and once updated
they no longer connect to the zotero database properly.
The update for the laptop I am using now was from (1:3.5.3-0ubuntu1) to
1:3.5.4-0ubuntu1.1 in Linux mint 13 (maya/precise), but the same thing
happened running Linux Mint debian (tracks testing) on both a 32 and a 64
bit machine.  

Current behavior:
zotero fields not showing up in gray or connecting to zotero dbase, only new
citations recognized and in gray

Expected behavior:
previous as well as new zotero citations and bibliographies highlighted in
gray and connected to zotero database

plz help, as this affects two books and many articles and thousands of hours
of work!

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Linux mint 12 (same problem on Linux Mint debian, which tracks a modified
version of debian testing.)  

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