// New copy as I sent a reply to John only, not to the list
I had the same problem with my openoffice. It crached several times and
decided to do so when people had some sort of important work unsaved that
they managed to write for several hours.
My solution for that was to manually give OpenOffice it's temporary
directory location in the settings and set autosave to 5 minutes or less.
Now every user has in their /home a special directory where OO saves
temporary files and another directory for autosaves. This way if openoffice
craches I can get their "opened over the web" and automatically saved
documents from these locations.
I Hope this helps
Add-on : After I had installed OpenOffice in my server those settings were
not enabled by default.
----- Original Message -----
From: "john" <email@example.com>
To: "Edubuntu Users Group" <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 11:06 PM
Subject: where do office docs "go" when OOWriter freezes?
> Hi all,
> Occasionally open office crashes and students lose there work. I'd
> like to be able to recover the doc for the student. I assume that the
> doc would be in /tmp but I don't find it there.
> I do see an open socket
> srwxr-xr-x 1 some.student domain users 0 2010-06-07
> 08:32 OSL_PIPE_16621_SingleOfficeIPC_51e26689c3c9b24dbc1 07df4956af5
> So my question is where is this document and how can I recover it? And
> how can I pinpoint the cause of the OO crash?
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