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oxygenfarm
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LibreOffice Writer locked

Post by oxygenfarm » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:03 pm

I was working on a Writer document an hour ago when suddenly the program seemed to lock: menu items show blank content; I can't save the open file. I did find a ~lock file in my /home which relates to that working file.
Should I reinstall LO, reboot the computer?
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[solved?] LibreOffice Writer locked

Post by oxygenfarm » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:28 pm

Being nervous about losing the file, I removed/installed LO and then launched from the menu....and it now works. For now. (I immediately saved the open file)

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Re: LibreOffice Writer locked

Post by jglen490 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:59 pm

Writer will autosave every 10 minutes, but that is a setting that you can change.
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Re: LibreOffice Writer locked

Post by oxygenfarm » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:51 pm

Thanks, but that function apparently was not happening: there was no saved file other than the '~lock' file which of course could not be opened.

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