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Any chance of lotus 1,2,3 being supported?

asked 2017-12-17 03:31:20 +0100

Ron1375 gravatar image

updated 2017-12-17 03:35:07 +0100

It's a shame it's gone, even now it's more user friendly that Excel, but I still have it up and running on windows 7. That probably won't last. If Libre would support it that would be great!

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Support what? LibreOffice can open 1-2-3 files (.wk1, .wks, .123). Please be more specific what support is missing.

UPDATE: here's a blog post mentioning the 1-2-3 support progress this year.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-12-17 04:55:59 +0100 )edit

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answered 2017-12-19 03:13:44 +0100

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Hi. Ok. My mistake. It does open Lotus 123 so that is really great. At least it's readable and I think the formulas work although I have not checked anything complicated. Somehow, I had tried opening a file before and it did not work.

Now that I have done that, I looked at them side by side and can report the following, (in case you need to know): The conversion from Lotus to Libre does not convert things like: row heights and column widths, any font formats such as bold or underline, color, the font itself; any pictures, range properties like borders.

I imagine it's not easy to get everything working identically. Like I say, I'm glad it at least reads it.

Thanks for your reply.

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I'd suggest you to file any deficiencies to our bug tracker, with sample files attached, and PDFs of expected and wrong look, so that developers that work on the filter could use the files to improve things.

Of course, you should only file a bug if it exists in latest LibreOffice.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-12-19 07:53:18 +0100 )edit
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Normally, the last version of LibreOffice 5.4 (see https://blog.documentfoundation.org/b... ) must retrieve more formatting and data (excepted the charts which are still ignored ). If something does not work, fell free to a bug report with the given link...

osnola gravatar imageosnola ( 2017-12-20 11:04:13 +0100 )edit
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