Tom Morton \(via Dropbox\) wrote:
Tom Morton (firstname.lastname@example.org) invited you to edit the folder " Dissertation " on Dropbox.
I was writing my dissertation yesterday using Libre Office Writer. I accidentally saved it as
2003 XML document.
I had written 3000+ words and now I can not get the words back.
However, when I open the document in Libre Office Writer, It comes up saying that there is 3000+
words in the word count and 6 pages in the properties but I can only see headers, some footnotes
and two small paragraphs. My hand in is on monday and I'm having a nightmare right now.
if i open the document in anything other than Libre Office Writer, it only appears in formula or
I am going to attach the document now.
Thanks for your help in advance. "
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The Dropbox team
I looked into the file, and when I open it in LO (5.2), it indeed says 3362 words, 20511
characters. But that is just a number stored in the file. As soon as you do something (like add a
space), it has to recalculate the number of words and it comes down to 292 words, 2980 characters.
I looked inside the xml file, and that really is all there is. There is no other hidden or
invisible text. So if this xml file is all you have, I am afraid the rest is lost.
I saved it as ODT in the folder but I don't know if that will reach you also or if it is just a
local copy for myself.
Piet van Oostrum <email@example.com>
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