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asked 2018-02-05 21:36:25 +0200

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I cannot open an important text document that I created in Libreoffice and saved as docx.

I get the following error message:

File format error found at SAXParseException: '[word/document.xml line 2]: Attribute w:cstheme redefined ', Stream 'word/document.xml', Line 2, Column 72562(row,col).

It's an assignment that took me 3 days to put together and I really don't want to have lost it!

Does anybody have any idea whether and how I can retrieve it?

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answered 2018-02-05 22:47:37 +0200

paxpax gravatar image

docx is a Microsoft Word Open XML Format Document file format - I use it when I share Libreoffice files with non odt-users. Thanks for your suggestions to try and change the name via File Manager (Finder in my case - am a Mac user) but unfortunately that hasn't made any difference. But I can see that I'm definitely behind with my LO update so will get on to that straight away and keep all fingers crossed that might help...

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To update, mine is in help, pull down. it updates by a couple of clicks. Hopefully yours is like that. Also, try opening it in a simple text editor or if possible adobe. Then Ctrl A to copy all, paste to a new file. Odd but has worked for me.

Mark McLean gravatar imageMark McLean ( 2018-02-05 22:59:24 +0200 )edit

Also, there are sites that coverts files to whatever you want! Google convert a file. good luck. i know the feeling.

Mark McLean gravatar imageMark McLean ( 2018-02-05 23:02:41 +0200 )edit

OKay, the LO update has at leas allowed me to open the document albeit a warning of it possibly being corrupted and crashing the system. But I've lost about 1/3 worth of content and quite a bit of my formatting. But at least it's better then nothing...

paxpax gravatar imagepaxpax ( 2018-02-05 23:06:01 +0200 )edit

Good to hear! Just thought of something! LO saves file in "user" folder in background. It backs up I think every 10 minutes by default. I changer mind to ever half hour. I have never tried to retrieve a file there before, but path is at, path is shown in pull down, Tools-Options-LibreOffice-Paths! C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\LibreOffice\4\user\backup.. Open this through LO, "open".

Mark McLean gravatar imageMark McLean ( 2018-02-05 23:44:26 +0200 )edit
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answered 2018-02-05 21:54:12 +0200

updated 2018-02-05 22:09:32 +0200

I'm not sure what docx is. But I would open file manager. if in windows, windows explorer. And make a copy, so you have 2 until ya get it fixed. Save one, play with the other. Try renaming one to ___.doc.. ("_" meaning a the name it is, then .doc) Why the "x"? May not work, but it's a start. I just made a file_.docx. Iy reopened ok. I'm using LibreOffice 5.3.4.2. Maybe update?

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