Bug 50046 - FILEOPEN: Unable to open html excel files
Summary: FILEOPEN: Unable to open html excel files
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 46233
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.1 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-05-17 05:39 UTC by Nicola Ruggero
Modified: 2013-12-05 15:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

file format pre-excel2003 (44.66 KB, application/vnd.ms-excel)
2012-05-17 05:39 UTC, Nicola Ruggero
file format post-excel2003 (23.88 KB, application/vnd.ms-excel)
2012-05-17 05:41 UTC, Nicola Ruggero

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Description Nicola Ruggero 2012-05-17 05:39:54 UTC
Created attachment 61746 [details]
file format pre-excel2003

Problem description:
Unable to open these excel files, they seem to be html but libreoffice is unable to parse them correctly 

Steps to reproduce:
1. open attached files

Current behavior:
Libre office opens them as plain text files

Expected behavior:
Parse correctly such files

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Browser: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729)
Comment 1 Nicola Ruggero 2012-05-17 05:41:09 UTC
Created attachment 61747 [details]
file format post-excel2003
Comment 2 Julien Nabet 2012-05-18 05:32:20 UTC
On pc debian x86-64, master and 3.5 branch (both updated today), I reproduced the problem.
LO considers files like csv files and so displays the import csv dialog window.
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-05-20 09:33:40 UTC
Sonds like a DUP of "46233 - Some xls files with html content is opened incorrectly"

I believe lots of html tags are shown ?

Please feel free to reopen this bug if you find out that the problem still exists with a LibreOffice Master version and if you can contribute requested additional information due to <http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport> (especially BugReport Details)!

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 46233 ***