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I just upgraded my Ubuntu laptop from 11.04 to 12.04. I tried to open two documents created by MS Word 97-2003 and they are blank. In MS Word on a Windows system and in WordView on Ubuntu, they look fine with the content I expected. Any idea what's wrong?
Version is LibreOffice 126.96.36.199; Build ID: 350m1(Build:2).
I'd attach the relevant files if I were allowed ("allowed file types are '.jpg', '.jpeg', '.gif', '.bmp', '.png', '.tiff', '.odt', '.ods', '.odp', '.odg', '.odc', '.odf', '.odi', '.odm', '.ott', '.ots', '.otp', '.otg', '.odb'").
Documents also attached to Qubit's bug report.
answered 2012-07-28 23:54:45 +0200qubit
@Hugh - Update:
I've tested the file using various builds in the 3.5 and 3.6-alpha series, but have not yet been able to reproduce the problem (see the bug report for more).
As we're getting really close to releasing LO 3.6 (and as you seem gung-ho about finding a fix for this problem :-), you could try installing a release candidate and see if that resolves the issue: http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/pre-releases/
A newer build may also be available through the libreoffice-ppa.
answered 2012-07-25 23:30:59 +0200Netherbury
Thank your for posting this question. I was about to do so myself. Although this is not the solution you (and I) are ultimately looking for, a work-around is to install Abiword, open the Word Doc in Abiword, then save under a new name as a doc file. Libre will then open it. This will get you going until the bug is corrected.
answered 2012-07-28 08:10:01 +0200qubit
Thanks for the update. Sorry that your bug report got rejected as a duplicate, but good initiative in tossing the files on my first bug report :-)
It looks like the first file opens and displays correctly for me using LibreOffice 3.4.4 on Ubuntu 11.10, so that gives us a good starting point for doing some hunting for where/when this regression was introduced. I'll find some time tomorrow to run bibisect3.5 and post updates to the bug report.
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