manually changing content.xml > invalid xml.. but why

Eike Rathke erack at
Wed Sep 4 18:26:34 UTC 2019

Hi Cor,

On Wednesday, 2019-09-04 19:45:33 +0200, Cor Nouws wrote:

> So I try to remove from the content.xml.
> This results in invalid xml file.. that LO needs to repair on opening.
> Already the slightest change in the xml file (adding a space in string
> "foo") makes the file invalid.

How do you re-zip the file? Best is to freshen the zip with just the
content.xml to keep the original file order and compression, i.e. the
'mimetype' file MUST be the first entry in the zip archive and MUST NOT
be compressed. So,

  zip -f filename.ods content.xml

should do. If that doesn't help then it's something different ("invalid
xml" is a vague description).


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