Bug 76454 - after saving in xls format it asks for text import to open but opens with unreadable characters
Summary: after saving in xls format it asks for text import to open but opens with unr...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2014-03-21 14:21 UTC by Frederic Wills
Modified: 2015-10-14 19:48 UTC (History)
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corrupted file (79.00 KB, application/vnd.ms-excel)
2014-03-21 14:21 UTC, Frederic Wills

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Description Frederic Wills 2014-03-21 14:21:38 UTC
Created attachment 96168 [details]
corrupted file

I saved a spreadsheet in .xls format but when i try to reopen it comes up as unreadable in libreoffice. and Microsoft excel cannot read it also.
Comment 1 retired 2014-07-27 11:27:10 UTC
Hi Frederic,

I think there's not a lot to be done here. What we would need to move this forward is the working non-corrupted .ods file. If you could provide that and if it reproducibly creates corrupted .xls files, we'd have a bug case.

Also is this bug still valid / reproducible with the latest LO release?
4.3RC3: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/pre-releases/

Please also try resetting your user profile and let us know if that helps: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile

Should this be still reproducible for you with the latest LO release please set this bug back to UNCONFIRMED and attach the additional non-corrupted test document. Should this issue be solved set it to WORKSFORME.

Setting to NEEDINFO until more detail is provided.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 02:56:09 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

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This NEEDINFO message was generated on: 2015-09-03
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-10-14 19:48:24 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

Please read this message in its entirety before proceeding.

Your bug report is being closed as INVALID due to inactivity and a lack of information which is needed in order to accurately reproduce and confirm the problem. We encourage you to retest your bug against the latest release. If the issue is still present in the latest stable release, we need the following information (please ignore any that you've already provided):

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Message generated on: 2015-10-14