Bug 61621 - Trying to edit an OLE object without required software causes useless ERRORMESSAGE
Summary: Trying to edit an OLE object without required software causes useless ERRORME...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.3 release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Error-Messages
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Reported: 2013-02-28 15:43 UTC by Rainer Bielefeld Retired
Modified: 2018-12-18 10:31 UTC (History)
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Description Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2013-02-28 15:43:08 UTC
Steps how to reproduce  with Server Installation of "LibO   -  English UI / German Locale  [Build ID: 01f8d0a1dffce854a66c0f957e81e6df6d361a8)]"  {tinderbox: @6, pull time  2013-02-26 09:45:35} on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) with newly created user profile ….\LODev\4\

0. Uninstall MathType software if necessary
1. Open  Attachment 75694 [details] for Bug 61178
   > Shows a formula object
2. Double click one of the balls to edit it
   Expected: Edit mode or useful error message "Software not found" or so
   Actual: Message "General OLE error"

Same with Attachment 75624 [details] for Bug 61548, I do not know what kind of OLE object it is.

LibO should show something useful like "OLE object editor software not found" or similar.
Comment 1 Jacques Guilleron 2013-03-07 15:09:00 UTC
I agree.This was lacking this last times. More usefull messages would be welcome.


Jacques Guilleron
Comment 2 Mike Kaganski 2018-12-18 10:31:15 UTC
The message for attachment 75624 [details] originates from https://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/sfx2/source/view/ipclient.cxx?r=8411b80d#963

And the problem is that at this point, there's not known what the error was; and also (as I could trace the function) it's not known which server is needed.