I have been using LibreOffice for two years now. My problem is mainly with LibreOffice Calc. I am utilizing it mostly for account book keeping. As such, I always have to format the cells by changing to my favorite fonts, number style (using separator, decimal point etc.) or date format (in accordance with the standard usage of my country i.e. dd/mm/yyyy).
However, the problem I always encounter with Calc is that whenever I re-open any existing files which I have formatted as explained above the cells revert to default values. This is quite stressful as I have to re-format the cells repeatedly.
I wish my report here will get your utmost attention.
- are your Calc file sufficiently anonymous to be provided to us for analysis ?
- what settings do you have in Tools > Options > Language settings > Language ?
- what format (ODS ? XLS ? other ?) do you use for saving and reopening ?
- do you format cells explicitely (what we call "direct formating"), not with the "Cell Style" feature ?
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Thanks for your prompt response. My reply are as below:
1. I am unable to provide my files as those are confidential files however,
I attached herewith a sample file for your attention. As you can see, the
first three rows are the format which I have set-up according to my
preference. The second three rows are new figures/data after I re-open the
file. It seems that it goes back to default.
2. The settings I have chosen in the 'Tools' menu for language is Malay
3. I always saved my files with 'xlsx' (Microsoft Office 2007/2010)
settings as sometimes I do have to share some of my files with my
colleagues who are mostly Windows users.
4. I do not understand fully the question but I guess I did the direct
formatting. To describe it further, I just highlighted the entire
column/row, right click at the highlighted column/row, chose 'Format Cell'
and did the necessary changes in accordance with my preferences.
Hope my explanation above suffices.
On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 3:38 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> *Comment # 1 <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=71897#c1> on
> bug 71897 <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=71897> from
> Dominique Boutry <email@example.com> *
> - are your Calc file sufficiently anonymous to be provided to us for analysis ?
> - what settings do you have in Tools > Options > Language settings > Language ?
> - what format (ODS ? XLS ? other ?) do you use for saving and reopening ?
> - do you format cells explicitely (what we call "direct formating"), not with
> the "Cell Style" feature ?
> You are receiving this mail because:
> - You reported the bug.
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Created attachment 89667 [details]
I can confirm your problem which is specific to the xlsx format.
1. open your testing.xlsx doc
2. format column F to be a number with thousands separator
3. type some numbers in the column and observe the comma separator
4. save as xlsx
5. reopen doc
6. cells already populated are formatted correctly
7. cells not populated are not formatted
FYI I don't whether you can work around by storing as testing.xls where the formatting is maintained and your windows colleagues will also be able to read the file.
Solved. Thanks for the advise. Really appreciate it.
On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 12:26 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Tim Lloyd <email@example.com> changed bug 71897<https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=71897>
> What Removed Added Status UNCONFIRMED NEW Ever confirmed 1
> *Comment # 5 <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=71897#c5> on
> bug 71897 <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=71897> from Tim
> Lloyd <firstname.lastname@example.org> *
> I can confirm your problem which is specific to the xlsx format.
> 1. open your testing.xlsx doc
> 2. format column F to be a number with thousands separator
> 3. type some numbers in the column and observe the comma separator
> 4. save as xlsx
> 5. reopen doc
> 6. cells already populated are formatted correctly
> 7. cells not populated are not formatted
> FYI I don't whether you can work around by storing as testing.xls where the
> formatting is maintained and your windows colleagues will also be able to read
> the file.
> You are receiving this mail because:
> - You reported the bug.
*** Bug 83610 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Reproduced with LO 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 under Ubuntu 12.04 x86
Any numbers format (date, time, currency, etc) not retained for a whole column in empty cells.
Not reproduced with LO 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 -> regression
Set Version to All per Bug 83610
Results from bibisect-43all:
Author: Bjoern Michaelsen <email@example.com>
Date: Thu Oct 17 07:28:27 2013 +0000
Author: Jürgen Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
AuthorDate: Thu Dec 20 14:35:07 2012 +0000
Commit: Caolán McNamara <email@example.com>
CommitDate: Thu May 23 09:45:52 2013 +0100
Resolves: #i121522# remove nonexistent, never published extensions...
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The behaviour seems to have changed as of the below commit.
Adding Cc: to firstname.lastname@example.org. Could you possibly take a look at this? Thanks
Author: Noel Power <email@example.com>
Date: Wed May 22 10:00:34 2013 +0100
fix for bnc#819865 itemstate in parent style incorrectly reported as set
Problem occurs because attrs set with default values are reported as set when queried
*** Bug 88328 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 118677 [details]
Test file with 3 example formats.
I'm affected by this bug too. The definition is very similar, but first I've noticed this bug for the currency format.
OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
LO: 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52
I've added the file "Test_2.ods" with 3 example formats: date; currency; number with a fractional part. You can see, that the colomns A,C,D are properly formatted (so, you can add entries to empty rows and the data will be formatted as expected). After saving this file to the .xlsx format you will lose all the formatting for the empty rows. If you'll try to manually restore columns formating for the .xslx file, it would work only till the file closing. After reopening the .xlsx file you will see all formatting for the empty rows is lost again.
P.S. It's quite strange, but I have not been affected by this bug for the currency format with LO 4.3.5 - 4.3.7. It started for me with LO 4.4.
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (bibisected)
This is an import and not an export bug. The file is correctly written by the export code.
Markus Mohrhard committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
use the column style for as default, tdf#71897
It will be available in 5.2.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.