Bug 52141 - FILESAVE particular .xls documents increases file size dramatically
Summary: FILESAVE particular .xls documents increases file size dramatically
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 51878
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-07-16 08:39 UTC by HOUARD guillaume
Modified: 2012-07-16 14:07 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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test (2.87 MB, application/zip)
2012-07-16 11:28 UTC, HOUARD guillaume

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Description HOUARD guillaume 2012-07-16 08:39:41 UTC
Problem description: i have some files with some tabs inide it. Since the update to 3.5.5 french version, the file is now 25mb ! its was around 400/500Ko before!

Steps to reproduce:
1. file was 400/500kb
2. After the update, i modified it and save it (1 line more, around 4/5 words)
3. file was then 25mb !

Current behavior:

Expected behavior:

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Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/13.0.1
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-07-16 10:38:20 UTC
A quick file size check for documents of what I have copies made with various LibO versions does not show that effect

@HOUARD guillaume
We need a "small" sample document to reproduce your problem and additionally the result after you saved it (both zipped together). To attach a file to this bug report just click on "Add an attachment" on this page.
Comment 2 HOUARD guillaume 2012-07-16 11:28:57 UTC
Created attachment 64270 [details]

here the exemple before with3.5.4 = 500ko, after saved it with 3.5.5 = 25Mo
same bug with

so i uninstalled 3.5.5 and ans i reinstalled 3.5.4. i edited again the file and it was back to 500Ko
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-07-16 14:02:05 UTC
[Reproducible] with reporter's sample and "LibreOffice  German UI/Locale [Build-ID: 7122e39-92ed229-498d286-15e43b4-d70da21] on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit).

With very simple own documents I can't reproduce the problem, but more complex ones (several TABs, Tet, numbers, links show the effect when I save the document from I get back normal size when I open and save with 3.5.1

Currently I do not know what exactly causes the problem and where the problem started.

This one might be related to or DUP of "Bug 51200 - Saving xls files originally created in Excel 2003 causes considerable increase of file size"

What were your results?

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Comment 4 Markus Mohrhard 2012-07-16 14:07:08 UTC
All the new problems in 3.5.5 around xls/xlsx export are just duplicates of 51878

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 51878 ***