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Text overwriting and data not presenting

Rochelle
Hello,
I've been using Apache Open Office 4.0.1 with my 2012 Mac Air and have had
little problems in the past.
I usually save my documents to my drive in MS (.doc and .xls) as they are
often are shared with other MS and MAC users.

I recently had a mac store migrate my files to a new 2017 Mac Air with 1TB
upgrade as my older mac air storage was limited and freezing up on me.  I
have not had any issues opening older documents saved on my drive.

#1
I found that a few recent saves in open office .doc form appear with all
the text superimposed upon itself and I'm unable to make sense of the
document. It does not happen with all documents received, just a few.
This has also happened when I opened and tried to save a .docx email
attachment

#2 Spreadsheet data not presenting - Very Strange
Cells in the spreadsheet appear to be hiding. Clicking on a cell will show
the data, but does not appear otherwise.
Also the situation is not static. When I scroll on the page, sometimes some
of the data will appear and othertimes, data that was visible is no longer
viewable unless one clicks on the cell.

Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. This is very stressful
and more so during covid, where reliable software is crucial to get any
work done.

Rochelle
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Re: Text overwriting and data not presenting

Keith N. McKenna
On 9/25/2020 11:09 PM, Rochelle wrote:

> Hello,
> I've been using Apache Open Office 4.0.1 with my 2012 Mac Air and have had
> little problems in the past.
> I usually save my documents to my drive in MS (.doc and .xls) as they are
> often are shared with other MS and MAC users.
>
> I recently had a mac store migrate my files to a new 2017 Mac Air with 1TB
> upgrade as my older mac air storage was limited and freezing up on me.  I
> have not had any issues opening older documents saved on my drive.
>
> #1
> I found that a few recent saves in open office .doc form appear with all
> the text superimposed upon itself and I'm unable to make sense of the
> document. It does not happen with all documents received, just a few.
> This has also happened when I opened and tried to save a .docx email
> attachment
>
> #2 Spreadsheet data not presenting - Very Strange
> Cells in the spreadsheet appear to be hiding. Clicking on a cell will show
> the data, but does not appear otherwise.
> Also the situation is not static. When I scroll on the page, sometimes some
> of the data will appear and othertimes, data that was visible is no longer
> viewable unless one clicks on the cell.
>
> Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. This is very stressful
> and more so during covid, where reliable software is crucial to get any
> work done.
>
> Rochelle
>
Rochelle

Version 4.0.1 is 8 releases behind the current release of 4.1.7, and
there have been many bug fixes and security fixes since then. I would
first try installing the latest version form
https://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html. If that does not solve
your issue, I would Ask your question on the development mailing list at
mailto:[hidden email]. This is where the developers (and
others) hang out and you may have better luck getting an answer there.

Regards
Keith N. McKenna


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Re: Text overwriting and data not presenting

Martin Groenescheij
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> On 26 Sep 2020, at 05:09, Rochelle <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hello,
> I've been using Apache Open Office 4.0.1 with my 2012 Mac Air and have had
> little problems in the past.

Working with old versions is asking for problems, please upgrade to the most recent version.

> I usually save my documents to my drive in MS (.doc and .xls) as they are
> often are shared with other MS and MAC users.

Always save and maintain your documents in OpenOffice format and when
needed save a MS Office copy for sharing with others.
Also save your original OpenOffice files on your local disk, you should not
share your original file only the copy.

>
> I recently had a mac store migrate my files to a new 2017 Mac Air with 1TB
> upgrade as my older mac air storage was limited and freezing up on me.  I
> have not had any issues opening older documents saved on my drive.
>
> #1
> I found that a few recent saves in open office .doc form appear with all
> the text superimposed upon itself and I'm unable to make sense of the
> document. It does not happen with all documents received, just a few.
> This has also happened when I opened and tried to save a .docx email
> attachment

This looks like a display problem. What happens when you copy and paste
the content into a new document?

>
> #2 Spreadsheet data not presenting - Very Strange
> Cells in the spreadsheet appear to be hiding. Clicking on a cell will show
> the data, but does not appear otherwise.
> Also the situation is not static. When I scroll on the page, sometimes some
> of the data will appear and othertimes, data that was visible is no longer
> viewable unless one clicks on the cell.

Same as above.

>
> Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. This is very stressful
> and more so during covid, where reliable software is crucial to get any
> work done.
>

The best help I can offer is: Maintain every document in one format and when necessary convert it to an foreign format for use by others.
It is like creating a document in English the translate it in a foreign language,
next time you take the foreign document translate it into English and add
more text. Finally you save it in the foreign language and the contents
doesn’t make sense at all.


> Rochelle


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