Yesterday when i was creating my assignment document in open office, some how it crashed .so i gave a force quit.Then when i restarted open office , it shows a window saying " openOffice.org Document recovery ", and the problem was that , it neither recovering my document nor allowing me to open a new one .screen shot added here:
WTH. So i think this post will help those having the same problem .
To solve this problem , just goto your home folder. Press ctrl + H to show hidden files. Get into the folder as shown : ".openoffice.org" -> 3 -> user -> registry -> data -> org -> openoffice ->Office . Delete that "Recovery.xcu" ( DONE ). Now just restart your open office..It will work without any problem ..