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cannot open .SDC files [closed]

asked 2012-02-27 21:46:47 +0200

anonymous user


updated 2021-06-26 22:47:32 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I am using LO 3.5 on Windows XP SP 3. From previous work with StarOffice and Open Office I have many files with the extension .sdc. When I try to open them with LO 3.5 I get a popup window with many opening filters to select from. SDC is not among them. The opening fails.

Yet, when I copy those .sdc files to my Linux PC (PCLinuxOS, latest updates) but running LO 3.4 the files open flawlessly. Is the Problem in Windows or in LO 3.5?

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close date 2015-10-15 05:42:06.822848


Hi Anonymous, Are you still having the same problem? Have you tried a 3.6 or 4.0 build to see if the bug has been fixed?

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-01-20 08:01:08 +0200 )edit

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answered 2012-03-01 11:41:59 +0200

Interesting, that was a known bug, fixed in LibreOffice 3.4 for both Windows and Mac OSX:

So if it's not working for you, it may be a good indication the bug is back - that would be a regression bug.

In the above bug reports comments theres is indication this bug is not present in Gnu/Linux. If you have such a system handy or if you can afford installing VirtualBox and a Gnu/Linux distribution as a virtual machine, you may use that for conversion, as a workaround.

Can you specify which exact version of LibreOffice 3.4.x works for you ? Can you also make available an SDC (Calc) and SDW (Writer) files so this can be reproduced quickly to file a bug report ?

A workaround until this has better resolution would be to to save your SDC files in ODF using LibreOffice 3.4.5. You can find older versions of LibreOffice here.

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answered 2012-03-01 01:45:31 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

I think you can select to install the legacy filters, selecting custom install.

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