Hey all, Thanks for the assistance. I made the discovery that the .odt file that I was working with, sadly, is completely toast. Essentially, I was using 7-Zip to unzip it but was getting an error back saying “This is not an Index”. I was confused by this because I’ve always thought of .odt/.doc files as single files and not as .zip archives. I performed the same function on a working .odt file and had all of the various contents of the file appear (including the content.xml).
Overall though, thanks for the help to those who helped. All of the replies helped me single down my issue, considering that even in my “basic technical skills” I’ve always been taught that .odt/.doc files were single files and not .zip archives. ~Jordan Sent from Mail for Windows 10 From: Martin Groenescheij Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:53 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: jordandavidwrig...@gmail.com Subject: Re: Struggling to Understand Official OpenOffice Guide On 23/02/18 9:49 AM, Jordan Wright wrote: To Whom It May Concern, I was needing some assistance with understanding the computer language present in the guide for recovering damaged OpenOffice files from the official guide that is accessible through the link below: Well I assume you have the qualifications as mentioned in the Troubleshooting_guide: • The steps outlined assume the user has some basic technical skills. https://www.openoffice.org/documentation/HOW_TO/misc/Troubleshooting_guide.html#8.Recovering%20content%20from%20a%20damaged%20OpenOffice.org%20file%20|outline What I am struggling to understand is what step 6 is referring to when it talks about “contents.xml” and how I may go about retrieving it. If you are at Step 6 I assume you remember what you have done at Step 3 • Replace the contents.xml file in the directory created in Step 5 with the contents.xml from the damaged file unpacked in Step 3. Well you should look in the directory you have created in Step where the unzipped files are as explained in Step 3 Also, am I correct to assume that the “directory” in Step 2 can be as simple as creating a folder on a desktop? This terminology is part of the basic technical skills you need to have before you start. With a simple search on Google you find this web page. Overall, a lot of the computer lingo in the guide are terms I am not familiar with. Overall, I would like to request being walked through the guide if it is possible and convenient enough to do so. I have already tried perusing the Help Forum and it doesn’t appear there is any clarification there on either issues. Best, Jordan Wright Sent from Mail for Windows 10