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sort of xls file hangs [closed]

asked 2015-10-07 02:56:48 +0100

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updated 2020-08-26 13:47:51 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I have a .xls spreadsheet that I have been updating monthly using OpenOffice. I just installed Linux 6.7 and with it came LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice. LibreOffice will NOT sort this spreadheet. My screen goes gray and then an hour later I have to force shutdown the program. This is a monthly process that I need to complete ASAP. Can you help me get this spreadsheet sorted? Please? Thanks, Bonnie

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i am using the menu bar. selecting 'Data' then 'Sort'

cobonnie gravatar imagecobonnie ( 2015-10-07 14:20:52 +0100 )edit

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answered 2015-10-07 15:37:23 +0100

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Hi cobonnie

It is possible to install AOO & LO in tandem.

That .xls file needs to be saved in native AOO/LO format (.ods) - both AOO & LO will be able to open those files. XLS is far more problematical due to differing standards of compatibility with MS. If you need to later transfer it to someone running M$ Office you can then save in XLS format.


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I saved my .xls file as a .ods file and the sort still hangs. my it support has tried to install OpenOffice but get an error saying there is a file conflict. We even tried removing LibreOffice and installing OpenOffice but again we got an error saying there is a file conflict. Evidently LibreOffice cannot be removed (?). Transaction Check Error: file /usr/bin/soffice from install of ibm-config-openoffice-1:4.1.1-9775.el6.6.x86_64 conflicts with file from package libreoffice-core-1:

cobonnie gravatar imagecobonnie ( 2015-10-15 17:48:19 +0100 )edit

"LibreOffice cannot be removed": nonsense. "Transaction Check Error": evidently LO is NOT uninstalled. Good job, IT Support.

Alex Kemp gravatar imageAlex Kemp ( 2015-10-16 15:40:19 +0100 )edit

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