Bug 47240 - Chemdraw OLE objects not detected
Summary: Chemdraw OLE objects not detected
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 release
Hardware: All All
: low normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: OLE-Objects
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Reported: 2012-03-12 09:34 UTC by Sean Greenhow
Modified: 2023-04-24 00:20 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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File containing 3 OLE objects contained in a table (112.00 KB, application/msword)
2012-03-12 09:34 UTC, Sean Greenhow
Comparison document where the OLE object is detected (13.00 KB, application/msword)
2012-03-12 09:36 UTC, Sean Greenhow

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Description Sean Greenhow 2012-03-12 09:34:06 UTC
Created attachment 58329 [details]
File containing 3 OLE objects contained in a table

The attached file contains Chemdraw OLE objects.When opened via Office you can then activate each of them (assuming you have Chemdraw installed). When loaded in LibreOffice they cannot be activated. Note Chemdraw requires a Windows environment, and I used XP.

If you use the LibreOffice SDK no embedded objects are detected, but it does detect shape objects. I ran the SDK code under Linux Fedora 14.
Comment 1 Sean Greenhow 2012-03-12 09:36:41 UTC
Created attachment 58330 [details]
Comparison document where the OLE object is detected

Enclosed is another document that LibreOffice can detect the OLE object.
Comment 2 sasha.libreoffice 2012-06-01 03:00:01 UTC
Thanks for bugreport
reproduced in 3.3.4 and 3.5.4 on Fedora 64 bit and in 3.5.2 on Windows 7
If we press F5, there are no OLE objects

What is interesting: if first attachment save as docx using msWord 2007, then Writer opens it with OLE objects in Navigator, but they have empty names.
May be source of problem is in strange names of objects?
Comment 3 sasha.libreoffice 2012-06-01 03:08:11 UTC
Second attachment, converted to docx, also opens in Writer in navigator with empty name of OLE. Therefore problem not in OLE names.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-01-05 17:52:00 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-01-27 17:46:46 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 784d069cc1d9f1d6e6a4e543a278376ab483d1eb
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-01-25_23:07:36
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2016-02-21 08:36:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2017-03-06 15:38:24 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Bartosz 2017-05-18 20:21:29 UTC
This issue was already resolved in LibreOffice 5.4

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 31814 ***
Comment 9 Timur 2017-08-24 18:33:27 UTC
This bug was about Chemdraw OLE not Chemdraw preview, that was solved.
Looks like this should be kept as New.
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2018-08-25 02:42:39 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2020-09-24 04:10:44 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2022-09-25 03:40:52 UTC
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