Bug 81262 - FILEOPEN: opening file xls with wrong program
Summary: FILEOPEN: opening file xls with wrong program
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: 2014-07-12 09:21 UTC by Alessio
Modified: 2015-04-01 14:52 UTC (History)
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Description Alessio 2014-07-12 09:21:59 UTC
Problem description: opening files with wrong program

Steps to reproduce:
1. Double-click the file xls 
2. at the first opening with the "Windows 8.1" asks what you want to open 
3. Select "LibreOffice Calc" 
4. The file opens with the program "Writer"
5. Formatting of the file is obviously wrong and the file is incomprehensible
6. Further attempt: opening files from the program "Calc" open up new files 
7. However, the file is opened with "Writer" 
Current behavior: xls files are opened by the program "writer"

Expected behavior: opening files with "Calc" as file association

Operating System: Windows 8
Version: release
Comment 1 ign_christian 2014-07-12 09:57:30 UTC
Hi Alessio, please see Bug 73682 whether you're reporting a duplicate ?

Bug 76114 for better explanation of the behavior in Windows.
Comment 2 Maxim Monastirsky 2014-07-17 14:28:27 UTC

Please attach the affected file.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-02-19 04:42:46 UTC
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Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:52:28 UTC
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