Bug 150548 - XLS shows useful information after FILEOPEN in MSO but in Calc no information can be seen (until expanded)
Summary: XLS shows useful information after FILEOPEN in MSO but in Calc no information...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
7.3.5.2 release
Hardware: All All
: low normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: filter:xls, preBibisect, regression
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Blocks: XLS XLSX-External-Generators
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Reported: 2022-08-22 16:44 UTC by tom1williams
Modified: 2022-09-15 15:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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an .XLS file from a reputable source on the internet (116.00 KB, application/vnd.ms-excel)
2022-08-22 16:50 UTC, tom1williams
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Description tom1williams 2022-08-22 16:44:32 UTC
Description:
Spreadsheet shows useful information after FILEOPEN in MSO but in Libre Calc 7.3.5.2 no useful information can be seen.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open the file in Libre Calc 7.3.5.2
2. No useful data can be seen
3. Open the file in MSO and the data can be easily seen

Actual Results:
no data visible except for the names of individual sheets

Expected Results:
Expected to see an income statement, a balance sheet and other financial statements 


Reproducible: Always


User Profile Reset: No



Additional Info:
This file comes from the US SEC EDGAR system. That seems like an important source for data and a file format that Libre should open as well as MS Excel does.
Comment 1 tom1williams 2022-08-22 16:50:44 UTC
Created attachment 181954 [details]
an .XLS file from a reputable source on the internet
Comment 2 Rafael Lima 2022-08-22 17:54:19 UTC
For some reason Rows 1-48 do not have enough height to display their contents.

If you select Row 49 and then expand the selection up until Row 1 (I use Ctrl + Shift + Home for that), you can right click and then choose Optimal Height and click OK. This will reveal the contents again.

The same problem will happen if you open this file on Google Sheets. In OnlyOffice the file will be corrupted. Hence the problem seems to be in the file and not in LO Calc.

XLS is an old format... you should convert it to XLSX.
Comment 3 Roman Kuznetsov 2022-08-23 18:37:39 UTC
(In reply to Rafael Lima from comment #2)
> Hence the problem seems to be in the file and not in LO Calc.

We have many reports about row height autocalculate working (it does the opening process soooo slow in some cases, but it shows a good result in the end). Interesting why it doesn't work for this XLS file?

So, I think it's a bug. Would be nice if someone from developers could look at it..

Let's set it to NEW, because I see the problem in

Version: 7.5.0.0.alpha0+ / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 8475b367298de73aec6abc60a159cc015baf9734
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 12.5.1; UI render: default; VCL: osx
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 4 Timur 2022-09-15 15:10:18 UTC
Let's guess that it was generated, so Low. Better if resaved in MSO. 
OO in Windows opens it like LO would open MSo saved XLS, all rows visible, so seems regression. But already in LO 3.3 wrong as now, checked, prebibisect.