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Spreadsheet save problem [closed]

asked 2014-03-06 21:35:10 +0200

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updated 2015-09-11 20:32:11 +0200

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I'm running LibreOffice Version: English Build ID: 05dceb5d363845f2cf968344d7adab8dcfb2ba71 on a Win7 Home Premium os, Service Pack 1 (also English) and am having an issue with saving a spreadsheet (using Calc). Because I need to be able to access the document on a PC that does not have LibreOffice and on which I have no admin rights to install it, I have to save in MS office format.

I elected to save as type "Microsoft Excel 2003 XML (.xml)" format on the "Save As" window That brought up a window with a red-bordered triangle and text:"This document may contain formatting or content that cannot be saved in the currently selected file format "Microsoft Excel 2003 XML"", with 2 buttons "Use Microsoft Excel 2003 XML Format" and "Use ODF Format". I'm accustomed to saving in the MS Excel format but recently, I've been getting a follow-on window with text:"Error saving the document Untitled: Write Error. The file could not be written" I don't see that I'm using formatting or content that I haven't used before.

The only button to click is "OK" and that does not save the spreadsheet.

Is there documentation that identifies which formatting or content would trigger this scenario?



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answered 2014-03-07 02:49:18 +0200

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"I'm accustomed to saving in the MS Excel format "
When I read your statement, I get the impression that you used xls-format. Saving and opening and editing xls with LibO work very well. I use this frequently

xml-format is different from xls-fromat. Are you aware of this?

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So far as I understand it, the xls is the original format and the xml is the follow-on. I hope that's right. I didn't think of saving in xls. I'll give it a try.


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