Recovering older version of a document on mac

I saved a document as a word doc by mistake and have lost all the text previously on it.
Anyway to go back to earlier versions?


if you did not (one of)

  • save different versions of your file using your own versioning scheme
  • set option LibreOffice -> Preferences -> Load/Save -> General -> [x] Always create backup copy
  • use File -> Versions
  • have your file still open (in other words: You closed it at least once, since last save)

then there is no chance to get a previous version.