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Spreadsheet will no longer load in LO Calc [closed]

asked 2015-11-20 18:51:38 +0100

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updated 2020-08-04 18:12:59 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi. I have been working with a large spreadsheet that was created in Excel. I have been saving it as an xlsx file. LO calc would often freeze and crash, but I was able to work my way through the editing process, saving often, albeit with significant delays. We are running LO on Windows machine. All of a sudden this spreadsheet will not load. I get a blank page and then the program says "not responding" and freezes. It doesn't even crash. I just get an interminable blank screen until I close the program manually.

I was able to open an earlier version of the file, but want the latest version - which can be viewed in some viewers, like google docs, but not past the first screen.

I sent this file to someone else who opened it in Excel without problem.

Is the entire file somehow locked in LibreOffice?

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answered 2017-03-27 14:17:27 +0100

JohnHa gravatar image

LO does not support everything in .xlsx (or .docx etc) files. Try this

1 Create an new, empty spreadsheet

2 Insert > Frim file. Navigate to the file and insert it

3 Now save it as a .ods

You should always work in, and save, all files as .odt, .ods etc, and never as .docx, .xlsx etc.

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