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On Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:21:08 +0000
Virgil Arrington <> dijo:

Before nuking everything, have you tried renaming the entire user
profile. It should be a folder called "4". Rename it "4-old". Then
restart LO. It will create a new user profile folder. You'll lose any
custom settings, but you'll at least know if that's your problem.

That was one of the first things that I did, but I forgot to mention
it in my posts.

Yesterday I renamed the whole .config/libreoffice folder
to .config/libreoffice-old. I did this partly because there was also a
'3' as well as the '4,' and I wanted to be sure that I got everything.
Having renamed it I launched Writer, expecting it to create a new
config file, but instead I got this error message:

        Error loading BASIC of document
        General Error. General input/output error.

And Writer would  not open. Today, having renamed the
.config/libreoffice folder again I find that Writer and all the other
components now give me the error twice, with only an OK button to click
on, but when I click on the button in both popups the programs open
normally, i.e., without my personalizations and add-ons like Zotero,
etc. And I note that LO did create a new '4' folder as expected.

However, all is not well. When I try to open any Writer document
created in the past I still get the 'corrupt' document error:

        The file '<filename>.odt' is corrupt and therefore cannot be
        opened. LibreOffice can try to repair the file.
        The corruption could be the result of document manipulation or
        of structural document damage due to data transmission.
        We recommend that you do not trust the content of the repaired
        document. Execution of macros is disabled for this document.
        Should LibreOffice repair the file?

If I click on Yes it just says it was unable to repair the file, and
then gives me a General Error popup.

But note that last night I discovered that the documents are not
corrupted at all, as they open flawlessly with no error messages in LO
on my other computer. And the LO on the other computer is exactly the
same version -, Build ID: 420m0(Build:2), from the Ubuntu 14.04
repositories, and it has the same add-ons and customizations. In fact,
when I built the other computer I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on it, which
includes LO, but before launching it I replaced its config file with
the config file from the problem computer. I did this as a simple and
quick way to customize it the same way.

Also recall that yesterday I reinstalled everything with 'libreoffice'
that was installed, but it made no difference.

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