Maybe I can help,
[see notes interspersed below]
From: Thomas Blasejewicz <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 7:50 AM
Subject: [libreoffice-users] file format problem?
I am not sure whether this is a LibreOffice (?) problem or just MY
It happened before, but I will describe the latest episode.
I was working with Writer on a Word (.docx) file. As a translation job I
was supposed to overwrite that file.
[MsFt does not necessarily recognize LO; had you opened this in
MsFt? (docx is one of MsFt's files)]
The file contained images, tables and objects.
After being 2/3 finished, I saved the file, went downstairs and wanted
to continue working while having a coffee.
However, when I opened the file, saved in SpiderOakOne, I noticed, that
the latter 2/3 of the file were gone.
[yet another program?]
Including 1/2 day of work.
Even archived earlier versions of the same file showed only the first
Trying to open that file with MS Word, resulted in the following error:
"File Format error at
[word/document.xml line 2]:
Attribute w:hAnsi redefined
Stream word/document.xml line 2, column 73305 (row,col)"
[suggestion: open LO - then attempt to open saved document,
to translate if necessary;
hopefully, your file will re-appear.]
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.]
A different translator translating the same file (probably using MS
Word) into a different language had apparently no problems.
What is happening here?
Does this mean Writer has problems handling MS Word files?
Is it the incomprehensible .docs format?
[that's a good word to describe MsFt ;-)]
Do I HAVE to use Word for such file? Something I really do not want
Is there anything to PREVENT this kind of event? (retyping my work all
the time will get me into real trouble!)
[suggestion: use LO to open documents ... work with documents ...
if necessary, save as MsFt to send to others
- although if they too have LO, then no translation would be