Thanks for the help! It is possible to open the .odt file with WinZip in
Windows (and probably with Mac as well, although I'm not on my Mac right
now to try), but I can't build it back into an .odt file after "unzipping"
it - the text turns into some weird symbols...
On 29 October 2013 11:49, Tom [via Document Foundation Mail Archive] <
I did a quick bit of work and recovered this version of just the text.
it lacks images and charts but hopefully you can re-acquire them?
The original file was 11.2Mb which is fairly large for emailing and this
list doesn't accept attachments anyway. So it was good to see drop-box
being used. I have used Nabble to keep the file with the thread (and
because i don't know how to use drop-box). The copy is just 220kB (ish)
(about 1/10th the size).
I had tried the link and got the same response. My 2nd attempt was to
download the file and double-click on it. Same response again. If this
had been my own file i would go back to my most recent back-up. Perhaps
there is a version emailed to someone, perhaps one on a usb-stick,
one on yet another machine? I'd have a quick hunt around but not put too
much effort into it at this stage.
"Back-up" is often made into very complicated processes but really it's
just "another copy" of the file. So it's fairly easy to make sure you do
informal back-ups by just using copy&paste. You probably already have
such back-up laying around somewhere.
How i fixed the "version2" was using Gnu&Linux. I can right-click on Odt
files to "Open With" and then choose "Archive Manager". I also created a
blank document and opened it the same way. Then i dragged the
"contents.xml" from the broken file into the new one.
On another OS, such as Windows or Mac, i might have had to make a copy of
the broken file and then changed the file-ending from ".odt" to ".zip"
then double-clicked. Similarly with the new file.
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