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On 2016/04/07 0:16, anne-ology wrote:

    [yet another program?]
SpiderOak is not a program but a cloud storage service like Dropbox.
What I save on one computer will be synchronized (AND older versions archived) with my other computers.

    [suggestion: open LO - then attempt to open saved document, allowing it
to translate if necessary;
        hopefully, your file will re-appear.]

That did not help.
I opened the .docx file with LO in the first place, upon saving accepted the proposed (by LO) .docx format.

The file contained originally about 4300 Japanese characters.
Even though there was nothing on my screen beyond the first 1/3 of that
file, its size did not change.
When I deleted the second 2/3 of the original file, the original size of
470 kb shrank to 130 kb.
After I retyped all the lost work and saved that first as .ODT and then
later as .docx, file size was 23 and 16 kb respectively.

    [these are MsFt not LO documents.]
After the trouble occured, I copied TEXT ONLY into Writer, finished work there AND THEN saved first as .odt and then as .docx (same file)

Necessity for Word format: translation agencies send me those Word file -> expect them to be "overwritten" -> AND expect Word files back. Which will then be sold to the clients who ordered the translations. (translation not of file formats, but of text: manuals, books, letters etc.) If I start mumbling "I use only odt format ...", they will probably stop sending me work. Then I will starve to death ...

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