Libreoffice not saving images/tables despite saving the file

For the first time when it happened (July 28, 06am), I thought this might be a glitch. I had added an image which was just not there when I went into my .docx file in the next morning. I added it again and just continued.

This time in the same document, I had to add a table. So I did and then saved it too. But when I opened just now, the document’s table content is written in new lines one after the other, the table is simply not there as is the case with image.

Can someone please tell me what is going on? Is this a known issue and if it is, how can I resolve it? Because this is such a basic fault, I am waiting until someone can help. I am meanwhile also scouring the internet if I can get some solution there…

Thanks in anticipation

Your .docx is not a DOCX, but is just a plain text file.

Before the fix of tdf#123476, such problems happened when using New context menu on Windows’ File Explorer, when MS Office has been installed on the system, and its elements appeared in that menu. Which LO version do you use on which system?

I am learning how to check and provide my system details. So I am sorry if this seems really unnecessary. As far as I know, I am using Linux Mint Cinnamon Version. Following details can assist you in your answer further sir. And thanks for the promt reply:
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OK; this shows that “MS Office’s New menu” is not the reason of creating such files.

Anyway, just specify the file type explicitly in the Save As dialog. The best is to use ODT, unless you really have a strong reason to use external (non-native, not fully supported) DOCX format (but even then, make sure that you specify that format explicitly in the Save As dialog).


thankyou sir.