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Reverting to original opened version of document if I haven't quit. [closed]

asked 2013-11-17 15:55:42 +0200

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I opened a document and must've at some point accidentally deleted a large portion of it without noticing, and have both gone past the undo limit and saved since then. However, I have not actually left libreoffice. I don't have an automatic or manual backup (I just started the document the other day, but have accomplished a lot). Is there anyway to revert back to the version of the document I originally opened.


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answered 2013-11-18 00:50:59 +0200

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Only if you have saved once (or not saved twice since deleting the required content) and have turned on Tools > Options... > Load/Save > General > Save section > Always create backup copy. In this case there should be a copy of the original document under The "Backup" location specified under Tools > Options... > LibreOffice > Paths. This backup file is overwritten on repeated saves, so the first time it will contain the removed content, but a subsequent save will overwrite this.

Bug fdo#47988 is a related enhancement request to get these options turned on by default although the description in it is currently not very clear.

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