Downloaded a file in writer and the document I was working on is gone

asked 2020-10-22 04:57:55 +0100

hamzachaudhry gravatar image

I was typing a research paper on a new document and finished. I tried to add page numbers to the header, but couldn't find a way to get the page numbers to start from the 2nd page (the first page being the title page). I found a response here and downloaded an example file. I opened it assuming it would open a new window in LibreOffice, but instead it "took over" the window I typed in. Now my paper is gone and I don't see any way to get it back. I was planning on saving when I got the page numbers in, so I don't have a save copy, and undo doesn't do anything.

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Perhaps the new document window simply covered the one you are working on. Check the menu option Window and see if it lists multiple files,

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2020-10-22 06:12:25 +0100 )edit

Nope, tried that already. The only windows open are the other documents I had open beforehand.

hamzachaudhry gravatar imagehamzachaudhry ( 2020-10-22 06:59:24 +0100 )edit

What about browsing open windows with Alt + Tab or Win + Tab?

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-10-22 10:09:03 +0100 )edit

Sorry, same result

hamzachaudhry gravatar imagehamzachaudhry ( 2020-10-22 14:46:04 +0100 )edit