spreadsheet program gone to god

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spreadsheet program 'magicSevens' saved but gone to god. Search of all files found name only but no data.

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Tony Pursell (ajpursell) said :
#1

Hi

Sorry, but I do not understand what is happening here. Is 'magicSevens' and OpenOffice.org spreadsheet document? If it is, did you create it yourself?

Please give us some more information, including the versions of OpenOffice.org and Ubuntu you are using.

Tony

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orm girvan (ormg) said :
#2

G'day Tony

'magicSevens' was an OO 3.2.0 OOO 320m 12 (Build: 9483) spreadsheet maths tutor i made for my kids, running ububtu 10.04 (lucid) with a linux 2.6.32-24 generic kernel and GNOME 2.30.2, from an AMD Athlon 11X2215 processor.

Seems like the name is not now connected with the data.

orm

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>
> Sorry, but I do not understand what is happening here. Is 'magicSevens'
> and OpenOffice.org spreadsheet document? If it is, did you create it
> yourself?
>
> Please give us some more information, including the versions of
> OpenOffice.org and Ubuntu you are using.
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Tony Pursell (ajpursell) said :
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Hi

Where did you save magicSevens.ods?

Where are you opening the file from? File Browser (as in Places > Home Folder) or from OOo's File > Recent Documents.

What do you get when you open it? An error message, or just a blank spreadsheet?

Tony

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orm girvan (ormg) said :
#4

G'day again Tony

I had 'magicSevens' open and, opened a new spreadsheet to test some ideas. When the prototype worked i copied it to 'magicSevens' and saved it then, closed both spreadsheets and shut down the computer.

orm

> orm girvan <email address hidden> wrote:
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> Your question #125771 on openoffice.org in ubuntu changed:
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> 771
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> Status: Needs information => Open
>
> You gave more information on the question:
> G'day Tony
>
> 'magicSevens' was an OO 3.2.0 OOO 320m 12 (Build: 9483) spreadsheet
> maths tutor i made for my kids, running ububtu 10.04 (lucid) with a
> linux 2.6.32-24 generic kernel and GNOME 2.30.2, from an AMD Athlon
> 11X2215 processor.
>
> Seems like the name is not now connected with the data.
>
> orm
>
>
> > Tony Pursell <email address hidden> wrote:
> >
> > Your question #125771 on openoffice.org in ubuntu changed:
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+question/125
>
> > 771
> >
> > Status: Open => Needs information
> >
> > Tony Pursell requested for more information:
> > Hi
> >
> > Sorry, but I do not understand what is happening here. Is
> 'magicSevens'
> > and OpenOffice.org spreadsheet document? If it is, did you create it
> > yourself?
> >
> > Please give us some more information, including the versions of
> > OpenOffice.org and Ubuntu you are using.
> >
> > Tony
> >
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orm girvan (ormg) said :
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> Tony Pursell <email address hidden> wrote:
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> Your question #125771 on openoffice.org in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+question/125
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>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Tony Pursell proposed the following answer:
> Hi
>
> Where did you save magicSevens.ods?

to 'documents'

>
> Where are you opening the file from? File Browser (as in Places > Home

if i try to open by double-click from folder i get nothing. Using 'recent documents' i get a blank sheet.

> Folder) or from OOo's File > Recent Documents.
>
> What do you get when you open it? An error message, or just a blank
> spreadsheet?
>
> Tony
>
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Wim (launchpad-xs4all) said :
#6

Orm Girvan,

open a File Browser,
go to your own "home"-directory (probably /home/orm)
then go to the path
   ~/.openoffice.org2/user/backup
perhaps there is the previous version of your spreadsheet with the extension .bak, so magicSevens.bak

Open this file with OpenOffice; perhaps your data is still available in the previos version. This will only work if you have set the option to save previous versions to "YES"

OpenOffice -> Extra ->Options look for save-a-backup-before-saving

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orm girvan (ormg) said :
#7

Thanks Menting but, i could find no backup.

orm

> Menting <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Your question #125771 on openoffice.org in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+question/125
> 771
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Menting proposed the following answer:
> Orm Girvan,
>
> open a File Browser,
> go to your own "home"-directory (probably /home/orm)
> then go to the path
> ~/.openoffice.org2/user/backup
> perhaps there is the previous version of your spreadsheet with the
> extension .bak, so magicSevens.bak
>
> Open this file with OpenOffice; perhaps your data is still available in
> the previos version. This will only work if you have set the option to
> save previous versions to "YES"
>
> OpenOffice -> Extra ->Options look for save-a-backup-before-saving
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+question/125
> 771/+confirm?answer_id=5
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+question/125
> 771
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orm girvan (ormg) said :
#8

That problem happened once only so, I have quit looking for the cause.

> orm girvan <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Your question #125771 on openoffice.org in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+question/125
> 771
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> You are still having a problem:
> Thanks Menting but, i could find no backup.
>
> orm
>
>
> > Menting <email address hidden> wrote:
> >
> > Your question #125771 on openoffice.org in ubuntu changed:
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+question/125
>
> > 771
> >
> > Status: Open => Answered
> >
> > Menting proposed the following answer:
> > Orm Girvan,
> >
> > open a File Browser,
> > go to your own "home"-directory (probably /home/orm)
> > then go to the path
> > ~/.openoffice.org2/user/backup
> > perhaps there is the previous version of your spreadsheet with the
> > extension .bak, so magicSevens.bak
> >
> > Open this file with OpenOffice; perhaps your data is still available
> in
> > the previos version. This will only work if you have set the option to
> > save previous versions to "YES"
> >
> > OpenOffice -> Extra ->Options look for save-a-backup-before-saving
> >
> > --
> > If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let
> us
> > know that it is solved:
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+question/125
>
> > 771/+confirm?answer_id=5
> >
> > If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> > following page to enter your feedback:
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+question/125
>
> > 771
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Best ajmal_82 (ajmal-82) said :
#9

sorry for that,next time there is an option in Open office to auto save in options please check that.

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orm girvan (ormg) said :
#10

It seems to have been a one-off problem