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Cant open a xls which is in fact a html file (Excel can do it with any problem) [closed]

asked 2013-08-07 16:12:46 +0200

joao gravatar image

updated 2015-09-10 10:50:34 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Exporting from browser an html table as .XLS file Excel open it with no problem while libreoffice crashes.

I can submit to u the .xls file to test. (I have LO (i couldnt do it coz it says karma > 3!)

Best regards

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-11-07 23:23:58.841012


Welcome to Ask.LibreOffice! Please do submit the test file, or provide a link to the web page (if it does not contain private information).

carnendil gravatar imagecarnendil ( 2013-08-07 17:28:46 +0200 )edit

theres the link:

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Thx in advance

joao gravatar imagejoao ( 2013-08-07 17:54:50 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-08-07 20:49:30 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

updated 2013-08-08 00:42:09 +0200

I think this is a bug in 4.1 see FDO#67699.

As workaround change the file extension to html and import in calc through Menu/Insert/File or Sheet from File or link to external data.

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The FDO#67699 apears to be the problem im having. thx.

joao gravatar imagejoao ( 2013-08-08 09:55:05 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-08-08 02:42:04 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

updated 2013-08-08 02:53:50 +0200

I tested on XP/SP3 unsing Libo and consider the file as opening correctly. Please screenshots, which I created from the original xls-file.

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The bug is a regression in 4.1 version, so while it is not solved, perhaps better stay with 4.0.4

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2013-08-08 03:45:28 +0200 )edit

Hope the "regression" becomes a "progression" soon. im not up to uninstall 4.1 and install again 4.0.4 on 200 pcs, some on remote slow links. :-) Thx.

joao gravatar imagejoao ( 2013-08-08 09:58:31 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-08-07 19:41:21 +0200

carnendil gravatar image

updated 2013-08-08 17:04:26 +0200

I can confirm that the file is correctly imported by LibreOffice Calc in Ubuntu 12.04 (from PPA):


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May this be a bug? You can report it here

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