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Hi :)
The codes still being in the contents.xml sounds like good news.  It sounds as though the data is 
there and just needs to be accessed.  

First thing in any data-recovery  scenarios is to make a copy of the file on a different 
drive/partition to the one affected and then work on the copy rather than the original.  In most 
cases you would also need to avoid doing any read/writes to/from the affected drive.  

However, in this case i think it's quite different.  It sounds as though the data is there but it's 
just not being accessed.  The questions are simply 

1.  why not 

2.   how do we fix it.

Obviously the 2nd question is the most important one.  

I would still work from a new copy of the file instead of the original, if possible.  Just in case 
something goes badly wrong while trying to fix it.  

Have you tried renaming your User Profile?  It's often a quick fix for all sorts of weird 
behaviours as it blocks LO from using all the assorted Extensions you might have installed and also 
gets all settings and configurations "back to factory defaults".  Since you are only renaming the 
profile you can copy chunks back to regain the settings and Extensions.

I think i would try that first and then try re-installing the Zotero Extension.  I might have tried 
re-installing the Zotero Extension first, got nowhere, and then tried the User Profile and another 
reinstall of the Extension.  

I think the next thing i would try is re-installing the older version of LO but use the appropriate 
one from the official LO website.  I would probably install in parallel
Again this type of reinstall (like renaming the User Profile) would be "back at factory defaults" 
so you would need to reinstall the Zotero Extension for this version of LO too.  

Normally when you upgrade or just do a fresh install of LO it picks up your previous User Profile 
but the instructions in the "Installing in Parallel" wiki hopefully set-up a new location for the 
2nd version's User Profile.  

Regards from
Tom :)  

From: rcrath <>
Sent: Sunday, 11 November 2012, 0:47
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Zotero field codes no longer show up after update...linux

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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