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Is it dangerous to open ods-files on Linux Mint?

asked 2017-05-12 10:46:26 +0200

inJesus gravatar image

Would be good to know.

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answered 2017-05-12 11:17:11 +0200

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updated 2017-05-12 11:43:49 +0200

No. Why do you think this might be the case?

Edit: If there are macros in a file, LO will ask you if you want them disabled (or words to that effect). Similarly with MS documents - where the macros may not work in LO anyway.

Note that you do not need to post a new "answer" to provide additional information to your original question - edit your answer or add a comment as appropriate.

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Thank you. Can it be dangerous to run a macro from a file I get?

inJesus gravatar imageinJesus ( 2017-05-12 11:45:16 +0200 )edit
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Yes, but... There is always a slight risk to everything you open; less on *nix than on Windows. Apply the usual rule - do you know where the document came from and do you trust the sender? If in doubt, disable and ask the provider, and look at the macro.

Common sense, in other words.

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2017-05-12 11:52:44 +0200 )edit

"Courage breeds creativity" ... ( Martin Luther King )

librebel gravatar imagelibrebel ( 2017-05-14 11:28:43 +0200 )edit
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