I expect this is something I’m doing “wrong”, but in Excel this wouldn’t be happening, so whatever I’m doing or not doing is NOT intuitive and I don’t know WHAT I should be doing instead.
I have a workbook where I keep adding new sheets by the week, starting with a copy of the previous week’s sheet and then modifications for the current week. I leave the workbook open. I DO save it, though (same name but a save). Later on, I may have to do a shutdown of the Mac (either a hang or a required reboot to update something else). When I come back up, I am told my document can be recovered. Not being 100% sure I previously saved it with all the latest changes I do what I think is sensible. I recover it and have repeatedly found that my newest save has been REPLACED with the previous version. I don’t know what is going on, but this isn’t much of a feature to my mind. I think the recovery process should NEVER overwrite an existing good copy with a “recovered” version if it can’t be sure which is actually the latest – it should AT LEAST suggest and allow recovering to a differently named file!
Obviously I can make sure each save of the workbook goes under a new name. Or otherwise backup. But this is a little nuts, as I shouldn’t need to litter my storage with old copies of the workbook when the workbook is cumulative.
This has happened to me several times now. It doesn’t make me feel SAFE using libre office. What should I do differently?
Beyond my immediate problem, I suggest Libre Office try to follow the behaviors of Excel as much as possible. Like it or not Excel IS the standard by an enormous margin and frustrating Excel users needlessly – presumably to show “new and improved” interface or behavior changes which aren’t, in fact, DRAMATICALLY better – isn’t the way to win converts.