Bug 84874 - FILESAVE to .xlsx. MS Excel doesn't load spreadsheets with promptTitle longer than 32 characters.
Summary: FILESAVE to .xlsx. MS Excel doesn't load spreadsheets with promptTitle longer...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.2.6.3 release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: high normal
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Blocks: XLSX-Limitations
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Reported: 2014-10-10 13:38 UTC by Paavo Ingalsuo
Modified: 2019-02-05 10:30 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Attachments
House heater dimensioning. (684.40 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2014-10-10 13:38 UTC, Paavo Ingalsuo
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This the same file without psw. (682.80 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2014-10-11 06:34 UTC, Paavo Ingalsuo
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Here same file in .xlsx format without psw (1.44 MB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet)
2014-10-11 06:36 UTC, Paavo Ingalsuo
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Now unlocked.. (682.57 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2014-10-11 06:55 UTC, Paavo Ingalsuo
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printscreen of workbook.xml (205.97 KB, image/png)
2014-10-11 12:11 UTC, raal
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Description Paavo Ingalsuo 2014-10-10 13:38:28 UTC
Created attachment 107662 [details]
House heater dimensioning.

Excel 2013 / Office 365 can´t open a file saved as .xlsx

As attachment here follows a quite large spreadsheet Bergheat46.ods
Comment 1 raal 2014-10-10 15:06:59 UTC
I can confirm with Version: 4.3.3.0.0+
Build ID: 14907346d792f2f93a00083bbab5086cf56ddb24
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF, Branch:libreoffice-4-3, Time: 2014-09-26_03:56:08
Excel viewer doesn't open file. I can open file in LO.

@Paavo:could you try to find problematic part of file?
Comment 2 Paavo Ingalsuo 2014-10-10 16:45:38 UTC
@Paavo:could you try to find problematic part of file?

No.
We can try to find something, but it is not easy to me to find the reason of problem. I hope you can find the reason.

There is also one other minor bug.
In graphics on the first sheet there is text "sub-title".
I can delete this text and save worksheet and all is ok.
A little later, when i am opening it again, this "sub-title" is there again back! Why!
May be this is easier to solve.!
Comment 3 raal 2014-10-11 06:11:14 UTC
Hello Paavo,
the sheets are protected with password, please upload file without password.
Comment 4 Paavo Ingalsuo 2014-10-11 06:34:13 UTC
Created attachment 107695 [details]
This the same file without psw.
Comment 5 Paavo Ingalsuo 2014-10-11 06:36:22 UTC
Created attachment 107696 [details]
Here same file in .xlsx format without psw
Comment 6 raal 2014-10-11 06:51:29 UTC
@ Paavo: Tools -> protect document -> document
Pass is still here. I want to try delete parts of document to find where is the problem and I'm unable to delete sheet when document is locked.
Comment 7 Paavo Ingalsuo 2014-10-11 06:55:27 UTC
Created attachment 107698 [details]
Now unlocked..
Comment 8 raal 2014-10-11 12:11:33 UTC
Created attachment 107717 [details]
printscreen of workbook.xml

Hello Paavo,
I tried to delete all three sheets and save as xlsx. This file I can not open in excel viewer. So it looks like this file is somewhat broken. New file saved as xlsx I can open in excel viewer without problem.
Please could you verify this? Delete all sheets, save, open in Excel 2013 / Office 365.

I looked into xlsx file, in subfile workbook.xml are tags <definedNames>. After deleting them, I can resave file as .xlsx and open in the excel viewer. 

This file was originally excel file ("Excel_BuiltIn_Print_Area").
Comment 9 Markus Mohrhard 2015-04-22 04:01:13 UTC
Some initial notes. Our exported files are correct for that document.

The problem is a MSO limitation when it comes to implementing the standard. They have an artificial limit of 32 characters for the promptTitle attribute.

I'm not sure if there is a good fix yet or if we should just consider this a Microsoft Excel bug.
Comment 10 Bartosz 2016-07-24 18:16:46 UTC
Official documentation about promptTitle limitation is available at:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd948160(v=office.12).aspx
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