Bug 62458 - FILEOPEN: Problem opening broken xlxs
Summary: FILEOPEN: Problem opening broken xlxs
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: high major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-18 09:22 UTC by Madman
Modified: 2015-06-08 14:26 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Madman 2013-03-18 09:22:05 UTC
Problem description: 

Can't open apparently my broken xlsx file. The original file (created in ms office 2010) opened fine. Then I added alot of data, saved it, and then closed it.
And now when i got back 2 work after the weekend. Calc freezes when trying to load it.

Opening it in ms office, managed to repair it and save my data.
However, without editing anything, (ms said they removed something, but I can't see any data loss)and then save it. shrunk the filesize from 3.3MB to 2.9MB.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Download attached file.
2. Open it

Current behavior:
Libre office frezzes, and must be force quit.

Expected behavior:
Opening the file.
Operating System: Ubuntu
Version: release
Comment 1 Madman 2013-03-18 09:25:29 UTC
Seems atachment was to big.

Link to file: http://www.nldistribution.se/Madman/NLProdukter2Broken.xlsx
Comment 2 Jorendc 2013-03-18 10:24:16 UTC
*** Bug 62457 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Jorendc 2013-03-18 10:30:47 UTC
I can confirm this behavior using Mac OSX 10.8.3 with LibreOffice Version (Build ID: 7e5467ff8f30d821f4fbf69cb2769163eb64c2c)
TinderBox: MacOSX TDF Release, Branch:libreoffice-4-0, Time: 2013-03-12_21:31:08

I mark this bug as 'Major High' see our prioritizing flowchart [1]. Inability to open particular document.

@Madman: is it possible to attach also the original xlsx file (before your changes)?

Kind regards,

[1] https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/images/0/06/Prioritizing_Bugs_Flowchart.jpg
Comment 4 Madman 2013-03-18 10:39:32 UTC
This is the orignal file:

And this is the curently working file I have now. After I got ms office to open and repair it. Note that this file contains more data then the broken file since I been working on it since the bugreport.
Comment 5 Madman 2013-03-18 13:39:35 UTC
Hmm. I just realized that the file is enormous. And both Libre and MS has problem opening it.
So I manged to open it in MS on a pc with more RAM, and copyed the data, to a new spreedsheet, pasted as text.
Then I added my formating, and formulas, re-aranged some of the columns.
My 3rd version of the file is now only 38kb (48 if I save it with MS).

So the fact that the file is so huge, is what's wrong with it. And that could be beacuse of: Bug in libre 3.5, Libre 4.0, MS 2010, User-error.

I'm not sure but I belive that my co-worker, when he changed the font to Arial in MS, he clicked on the blank row/columns box in the upper left corner, auto selecting ALL CELLS, and then changed font and font-size. Don't know in witch office he did this. So that might explain why it is so big. It might have font data on ALL CELLS from A to ZZ and 1 to 40 000+ that excell handels.

The 3rd version I did only has font data on the 400 rows, and A-L cells I use.
Comment 6 Buovjaga 2014-10-22 05:01:19 UTC
Files not available anymore.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2015-05-06 14:14:16 UTC
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