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asked 2016-10-30 20:43:55 +0200

mdavila gravatar image

Hi All,

I know I'm asking a question that has already been answered / resolved, but I still can't figure it out. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. I love LibreOffice but I cannot save any changes to my files.

The message is: Error Saving the Document. Write error. Error in writing the sub-document content.xml.

The bug began in a 6-7 page document that had lots of tables, and now it's spread to most any document I have, even short documents that have nothing but text. I tried installing the new 5.2 version but the error message persists about 85% of the time I try to save any changes to a document.

I've used the older version of LibreOffice for about the past 2 years with no problems and loved it. This issue cropped up about 3 months ago, that's when I tried installing the 5.2 . . .

Thanks in advance for any help!

Yours, Mark

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Please try resetting the user profile, sometimes solves strange issues. Usually it's enough renaming/deleting the file "user/registrymodifications.xcu", it affects all the options in Menu/Tools/Options, and the files "user/basic/dialog.xlc" and "scrip.xlc" are overwritten, additionally custom colors in "user/config/standard.soc" are lost.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2016-10-30 22:47:43 +0200 )edit

I can't even save a short memo. I'm just going to uninstall and reinstall. If this doesn't fix the problem, I am done with LivreOffice.

greenwaldk gravatar imagegreenwaldk ( 2017-07-13 22:08:27 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-01-22 17:21:30 +0200

JohnHa gravatar image

Documents get "tangled" which is a form of corruption (and especially if you save as anything other than .odt).

Open the document and copy everything. Create a completely new, empty document. Paste the old one into the new and save the new document.

That will probably fix it.

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