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xls opening as text document [closed]

asked 2012-09-04 17:43:42 +0200

The Ice of Portland gravatar image

I have an xls file that i've been using consistently with libreoffice. I just used it two days ago. Now I go to open it and it keeps opening it as a text document rather than a spreadsheet. Is anyone else having this problem? Or know of a solution?

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When you try to open xls file it could't be opened and Import dialog appears? If so, then there is a problem in LibO 3.5.6 with some files (xls, doc, ppt). If you install latest LibO 3.6.1.2 then everything would be fine. There are several reports in bugzilla with this problems

Timon gravatar imageTimon ( 2012-09-04 19:41:26 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-02-23 06:46:21 +0200

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Regarding the bugs mentioned by @Timon,

All three have current status of NEEDINFO.


Regarding what @The Ice of Portland said:

If I open the file with another computer running Libre or even Open Office on my original computer, save the file, and then try to open it, via double click with Libre, it opens as it should - a spreadsheet.

So it sounds like this may just be an issue with a particular install of LO on a particular computer.

@The Ice of Portland,

  1. Try to install the latest release and see if you can still repro this bug.
  2. If you're still running into this problem, please file a new bug (or ammend an existing report), and provide a list of steps that can reproduce it. The QA team will be happy to help you track down this long-standing issue!

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

Thanks!

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answered 2012-09-15 23:28:07 +0200

The Ice of Portland gravatar image

If I open the file with another computer running Libre or even Open Office on my original computer, save the file, and then try to open it, via double click with Libre, it opens as it should - a spreadsheet.

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answered 2012-09-06 09:55:40 +0200

I run Version 3.6.1.2 (Build ID: e29a214) and have exactly this issue: XLS files that would open in 3.5.something do not open in 3.6.1. They are not recognized as what they are

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There are 3 bug reports I could find with that problem

Add example files in which LibO 3.6 have troubles and describe your situation

Timon gravatar imageTimon ( 2012-09-06 10:12:39 +0200 )edit

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