In my Kubuntu 12.04, every time I tried to save a libre office document for the first time or did a save-as (basically it seemed to be whenever the file dialogue would pop up. The program would eat it without saving a damn thing after I either pressed “Save” or “Cancel.” It did not however do so when I would save to an already created document (no file dialogue there).
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Anyway, I didn’t exactly fix it but I did find a work-around. I uninstalled the package “libreoffice-kde” and everything was all better. Sure, the program doesn’t look quite as pretty but all the functionality is there, it’s stable and it works well. Don’t know why it works but it did. If it doesn’t cure your problems, it’s easy enough to reinstall with no hassle.
Update: Some folks below brought it to my attention that there’s a more sophisticated (less neanderslobish) way to fix the issue. Go to Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice -> General. Then, look for the box next to “Use LibreOffice dialogues;” it’s most likely unchecked. By checking it, I was able to keep libreoffice-kde and have the program work like a charm. This was much better than running the software without the kde embelleshemnts…it just looked so…grey. Thanks so much Alefa and “m.”