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On 01/16/2013 06:07 AM, Sandy Harris wrote:
I've been editing a file that is in Word .doc format using L-O 3.6 on
Xubuntu Linux, with all updates Xubuntu provides. File was created by
L-O on this system as ODF, later converted to Word format for some
sharing. Formatting is not remarkably complex; headings and bulleted
lists but no graphics or tables.

Something is screwed up; attempts to open the file give "General
input/output error". Other .doc files on the Linux machine open just
fine. This file opens fine with Wordpad on a Windows XP box (all text
visible, formatting odd); if necessary I can install MS Word there and
recover that way. Or I can recover from either .odf or .doc backups,
but I'd lose some work that way.

Is there another recovery method worth trying?

Have a look through bugzilla to see if there is a similar bug already filed:


I looked at:
[FILEOPEN: General input/output error on open, possibly due to endnotes]
which may be similar to your issue. I downloaded the bug's notwork.rtf
and sure enough, it gives a GIO error in LO 3.6, LO 3.5, LO 4.0Dev,
ApacheOO 3.4. However I could open it in Abiword & from Abiword saved to
an .odt. I could then open the Abiword notwork.odt without issues (the
endnotes were intact & working just fine). So, give Abiword a spin with
your document & see if you can do the same.

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