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Hi :)
I am not sure what the problem is but might be able to shed some light on the error message.  

If you create a copy of the file and rename the file-name's ending from .odt to .zip and then 
double-click on the .zip then the file opens in your archive manager.  
(Ok, so in Xubuntu and most other Gnu&Linuxes (Linii?) that can be done without renaming the 
file-ending.  Just right-click and choose "Open With" - "Archive Manager")

You will now see several .xml files and several folders (such as "images") inside your file.  The 
number 1 most crucial file is the "contents.xml", which you can open with a text-editor such as 
Leafpad.  Somewhere in Leafpad it tells you that the file is open as a "Plain text" file.  Click on 
that and a drop-down should appear allowing you to choose different languages and hopefully one of 
those is "xml".  If you choose "xml" then Leafpad cleverly figures out all the different bits of 
xml-coding and colour codes them allowing you to more easily spot the real text you typed in buried 
in amongst all the xml coding.  

My guess is that somehow Writer managed to get in a muddle and stuffed-up it's coding somehow.  
Perhaps a coding bracket didn't get closed or something else weird.  I think i vaguely remember 
something like this happening once before in the last 3 years but it's a tad rare.  

Good luck!
Regards from 
Tom :)  

On Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 1:08, John Jason Jordan <> wrote:
Writer document of a little over one page that has been saved
repeatedly without a problem as I created it over the past two days. It
is almost finished, and suddenly I got:

Error saving the document <filename>:
Write Error.
Error in writing sub-document content.xml.

I also tried Save As, but get the same error message. 

Then I did Select All (Ctrl-a) intending to copy it all and paste it
into a new document. Writer locked up, and a few moments later Xubuntu
popped up a Crash Report Detected message. And then the Writer window
disappeared from the screen.

I re-launched Writer and got the recovery screen. I clicked on Start
Recovery and it recovered the document, sans the last half hour of
work. I typed a couple characters and saved it again without issue, so
apparently the recovered document is saving fine now.

I have used OOo and LO since about 2000, and I have never had a
crash before. This is version that came with Xubuntu. 

The document in question is just text, about half in tables. Some
cells are in Greek and some in English. 

Can someone translate the above error message for me? What might have
caused it? 

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