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Embedded doc file in xls - calc cannot handle correctly [closed]

asked 2013-03-11 09:09:55 +0200

hako gravatar image

updated 2015-08-27 23:46:18 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

From SGS I got an xls file with embedded doc as a form to fill out. Unfortunately, calc cannot display the document correctly, some items are missing, the size is also not adjusted. It is not possible to fill in the fields in that embedded protected doc, not even when choosing to edit it. I am using Ubuntu 12.04, but also in the latest LO version for Windows (4.01), this file doesn't work. With Excel (2000) fields can directly be filled in. link: the document in question(http://hny-ltd.com/tmp/2013%20Application%20Form%20for%20CPSR%20&%20TRA%20&%20Cosmetic%20Labeling%20Ingredients%20Review%20-V3.xls)

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answered 2013-04-06 14:56:09 +0200

hako gravatar image

So, to answer my own question: LibreOffice cannot deal with forms made by MSOffice. Because the rendering is a little different, the form will not be displayed correctly. Because protection cannot be lifted, you cannot correct the form (to use it in LO).

That is a limitation in LO (and OO). You will need to use MSOffice or Softmaker in similar cases.

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answered 2013-03-11 09:18:26 +0200

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Hi @hako,

Looks like there's some missing/broken functionality in LibreOffice (perhaps regarding .doc files, or embedded .doc files).

As you're already running the latest build of LibreOffice, please file a bug and provide a list of steps that can reproduce your problem. The QA team will be happy to help you track down this issue!

Please post a link to any bugs you file in a comment below using the format "fdo#123456".

Thanks!

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hako gravatar imagehako ( 2013-03-14 12:09:58 +0200 )edit

I dug in further, as it is very uncomfortable to start up an old XP version, just to fill out a form.The problem arises from the different way LO deals with forms

hako gravatar imagehako ( 2013-04-06 14:31:16 +0200 )edit

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