According to a few threads and bug reports on the OO.org site, there have...
According to a few threads and bug reports on the OO.org site, there have been countless issues with autorecovery in the past and there are a few bug reports still open. I would suggest using uninstall with purge option:
sudo apt-get purge openoffice.org
and make sure all config files, data files, etc. are gone then reinstall the current version. If that doesn't work, file a bug on openoffice.org