I use LO Writer to do a lot of editing work - usually with track changes, but often use the comment function as well. I’ve noticed that if I do more than two or three pages with track changes on, as soon as I send the file to the person I’m helping out, they cannot open it. Either it refuses to open at all, or the error message 'We’re sorry. We can’t open file name because we found a problem with its contents" comes up.
This happens when I email, or when I transfer the file over via a USB. It happens when the file is from my laptop - Lenovo running Windows 10 64 bit and LibreOffice 184.108.40.206 (x64) - and the other work laptop - also Windows 10, but I haven’t checked the specs, and LibreOffice 6.3, I think - when I worked on that briefly the other day.
LO docs will not open in Word, OpenOffice, Word online, WPS or Google Docs, or will open, but with the above error. They will not open no matter if they’re saved in ODF, doc or docx. On my laptop, it opens perfectly with no problem whatsoever. Sometimes it will open on the client’s PC in LO if I ask them to download LO when nothing else works, but it’s a hit-and-miss - sometimes even LO won’t let them open it. Even if I send it to them in ODF format.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling LO, and the same error appears.
Is there any way around this so other people can open the documents I have worked on and tried to send them? I really would like to continue using LO, because it has the most accurate word counter of every open source writer, and that’s incredibly important to me, but I’m completely at my wits end on how to let other people access the document short of me mailing my laptop to them or taking screenshots of every page, at this point.Example For Help Site.docx
ETA: Somebody else just told me: “LibreOffice inserts it’s own style of corruption (duplicate attributes within a single tag-end-tag construction) into Word documents. In the case of LibreOffice corrupted documents, I have seen maybe a dozen now that could not be opened in Word because of the duplicate attributes issue and it has only been with LibreOffice documents that that error has occurred.” Is this true? If so, is it fixable?