Created attachment 57213 [details]
Bank's xls info file
Just look into attached file!
Open it in MS Word 2003 and do the same in LibreOffice 3.5!
See the great difference :-(((
Seems that everything looks good but it is not what I expected from 3.5 release!
Does not look good is a too vague description.
With a WIN 3.5.0 RC I see a rather useful spreadsheet (see screenshot comparison), "LibreOffice 184.108.40.206 (RC2) German UI/Locale [Build-ID: 235ab8a-3802056-4a8fed3-2d66ea8-e241b80] on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) shows text source with lots of HTML tags.
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User assumes xls-file containing html-data to be read not as CSV. I would assume that defaulting to import as CSV in Calc is sane in cases where the file could contain multiple forms of data (while storing html in a .xls-File clearly isnt).
Dropping importance and severity for pathogenic cornercase and adding regression keyword.
CC'ing erack for maybe thinking of an even more sophisticated DWIM-logic for a further 3.5 release or closing as WONTFIX by own judgeing.
Setting the correct release version (here regression in 3.5.3) sometimes helps the developer to not waste time ...
Eike Rathke committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
resolved fdo#46233 value >12 with AM/PM can't be clock time
Damn, that was a fix for bug 47149 instead.
"Bug 49639 - FILEOPEN html content .xls files shows text.csv with html tags instead of Spreadsheet contents" seems to be a DUP?!
*** Bug 49639 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Actually bug 49639 is not a duplicate of this.
1. The submitter talks about difference between MS Word 2003 and
LibreOffice 3.5, so this does not seem to be Calc.
2. Submitted on 2012-02-17 it can't be the regression of bug 49639
introduced with 3.5.3
3. Bjoern's comment #3 is a wrong assumption then because in 3.5.0 the
file wasn't imported as CSV.
=> Submitter should clarify what he actually expected.
Removing regression keyword, setting NEEDINFO, back to default owner.
*** Bug 50046 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Have the same problem.
My spreadsheet is generated as HTML on web server, it is given extension .xls.
This file can be automatically opened by MS Office, OpenOffice, and LibreOffice~<3.5.3. LibreOffice3.5.3 handles these files as plain text files.
Historically, spreadsheet applications can save spreadsheets in HTML format, and automatically open these files, if they are given .xls extension.
Please don't change the Version field to newer, it indicates in which version the problem was first perceived.
Andrej, it seems your problem is a different one, as you indicated it worked for versions <3.5.3 it sounds pretty much like bug 49639, please check if release 3.5.4 fixes that for you.
I have experienced the same or similar problem. I have a generated .xls file with HTML content (see attached file: test_gracz.xls).
- OS: win7
- LibO: 220.127.116.11
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open the attached file (test_gracz.xls)
2. Choose one of the option (it is irrelevant) from the "Import option" pop up window.
Few random character is generated in cell A1.
LibO should import the file correctly.
Created attachment 102372 [details]
test file by email@example.com
(In reply to comment #13)
> I have experienced the same or similar problem.
No, that's another problem. Please open a new bug for it.
> Few random character is generated in cell A1.
Those aren't "random" characters, but the UTF-8 BOM (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte_order_mark#UTF-8).
Actually this bug should be in NEEDINFO status, because the original reporter didn't answer Eike's question (comment 9).
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the issue is still present in LO: 18.104.22.168-2.fc23
We expect that LO opens that files without the import dialog as for files like plain_text/html/csv/etc.
I will post the related screenshot
Created attachment 123025 [details]
How the file is opened in LibreOffice 5
Here how the file is opened in LibreOffice 5.
An import dialog appears first, then it show the content like plain text.
Rendered layout and text format is completely different from MS Excel 2010
Created attachment 123026 [details]
How the file is opened in MS Excel 2010
Here how the file is opened in MS Excel 2010.
Still the same ugly picture!
The bank which saves HTML files and names them .xls is incompetent, although it's the lazy way to tell Excel to open it.
What puzzles me is why it gets opened in Word (original reporter in first comment).
Now if you really want to use that file, rename it to .html and open it with Writer (or skip the renaming part). If you for whatever reason really need the data in Calc, copy it over.
I'd say still the same ugly file.
Correcting status to NEW.
Created bug 103663 for crashing problem.
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The Bug Is Still Present!
Build ID: 1:5.4.2~rc2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~lo2
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2;
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Just tried on my "html3.2.xls", and document is opening.
Version: 22.214.171.124 (x64)
Build ID: 22b09f6418e8c2d508a9eaf86b2399209b0990f4
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default;
Locale: lv-LV (lv_LV); Calc: group
It asks for "Import options", but otherwise it works fine.
If someone is still wondering "who may need such weird functionality?", i will tell the story:
Around the world, hundreds of thousands of low-salary coders/admins, like myself (who don't have skills nor time to generate valid .xls or .ods) create all kinds of reports for low-salary secretary/managers/accountants(who don't have skills nor time to import/copy data from html to spreadsheet). end of story.
(In reply to Andrej from comment #27)
> It asks for "Import options", but otherwise it works fine.
It's true. Let's close.
Arch Linux 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Build ID: 1aba1955f161cc112dab80b6b3e78ec7761616fc
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.13; UI render: default; VCL: kde4;
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group
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