Attached an ods spreadsheet with in
1 - Save document as xls (MS 97/2000/2003)
2 - Close and open document
> B3 shows correct value and B4 #REF!
The original .ods does not have this problem
Created attachment 58758 [details]
Created attachment 58759 [details]
resulting .xls with #REF!
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The problem is still present in 18.104.22.168, Linux.
Related to, maybe even justified by, the fact that xls originally didn't support nRows > 65536 ?
Just to give one more feedback: the bug is still present in version 5.0.2.
This is not only a visualization problem, consider this real example (happened to me yesterday):
It is a legitimate formula, coming from Excel 2010.
After saving and reopening the document not only cell value displays #REF, but even the formula is altered:
And there is no way to detect the corruption quickly, you have to close and reopen the document.
Data corruption undermines confidence in open source productivity software, at least for my boss ;-)
(In reply to Luca from comment #5)
> Data corruption undermines confidence in open source productivity software,
> at least for my boss ;-)
Does Excel 97/2000/XP (the xls format..) save more than 65536 rows :) ?
It does not. However, the page stating so http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/excel-specifications-and-limits-HP005199291.aspx (mentioned in bug 83746) seems to be gone.