Bug 104822 - suggestion to link to information on compatibility, in dialog with standard warning, when saving in non ODF-format
Summary: suggestion to link to information on compatibility, in dialog with standard w...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Help-Changes-Features
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Reported: 2016-12-20 20:27 UTC by Roeland
Modified: 2019-04-20 21:49 UTC (History)
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2016-12-20 20:27 UTC, Roeland

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Description Roeland 2016-12-20 20:27:35 UTC
Created attachment 129826 [details]
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When saving a Calc file as Xlsx, a message is generated to warn of possible data/formatting loss:

Maybe this standard warning about possible changes in a document when changing the extension could be more detailed? Eg: when cell borders are detected: "line thickness will not be kept when changing to the xlsx format".

A short term and maybe more easy improvement could be a link to a wiki page where the results of the conversion are explained. On that page all important changes when saving as xlsx could be mentioned.
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2016-12-20 22:03:30 UTC
Hi Roeland,

Thanks for the idea.. however this has been discussed before. And rejected. Also because it's quite impossible to implement and maintain in a reasonable way...
Sorry, Cor
Comment 2 Roeland 2016-12-24 11:02:18 UTC
Hi Cor, I understand my first proposal would be quite a task to implement. But what about the second one? It should be easier to make a list of differences between odp/ods/odt and docx/xlsx/pptx?
Comment 3 Cor Nouws 2016-12-28 09:41:11 UTC
Hi Roeland,

hmm. I understand your idea. You could start working on (one, few) of those meta issues?

- Bug 88171 - [Meta] Tracking bug for limitations of binary DOC format
- Bug 88173 - [Meta] Tracking bug for limitations of DOCX (OOXML) format

- Bug 88174 - [Meta] Tracking bug for limitations of binary XLS format
- Bug 88175 - [Meta] Tracking bug for limitations of XLSX (OOXML) format

- Bug 88176 - [Meta] Tracking bug for limitations of binary PPT format
- Bug 88177 - [Meta] Tracking bug for limitations of PPTX (OOXML) format
Comment 4 Roeland 2016-12-29 10:02:48 UTC
Hi Cor,thank you for these links. As soon as I find some extra time I'll try to make a report on the wiki. We'll see if something usefull can be made.
Comment 5 Cor Nouws 2016-12-29 19:22:21 UTC
OK, nice - let me change this issue's summary etc. then..
Comment 6 Cor Nouws 2016-12-29 19:22:44 UTC
OK as such?
Comment 7 Roeland 2017-01-04 18:52:38 UTC
Hi Cor, your changes in the title clarify the improvement suggestion, thanks.

I'm starting over here and will continue as soon as I have some more spare time: