Bug 86336 - FILEOPEN Calc ignores custom template when opening csv file
Summary: FILEOPEN Calc ignores custom template when opening csv file
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: CSV-Import
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Reported: 2014-11-16 10:51 UTC by FS
Modified: 2018-07-21 16:49 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Example CSV file for testing (62 bytes, text/csv)
2014-11-17 12:31 UTC, FS

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Description FS 2014-11-16 10:51:41 UTC
Current behaviour: Calc ignores a custom template set as default when opening a CSV file.

Expected behaviour: When opening a CSV file and with a custom template set as default, Calc uses that custom template to display the csv file.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Create a custom calc template:
a. Create a new Calc file;
b. Modify the default style, e.g. set a different font;
c. Save the file as template using menu File -> Templates -> Save as template

2. Set as default template:
-> Menu File -> Templates -> Manage, select your template, "Set as default" button.

3. Verify that Calc knows and applies the new default template:
-> Close and re-open Calc. The new file should use the custom style set in step 1.c.

4. Open a CSV file with Calc. Calc won't use the custom style set in step 1.c. -> Problem!

There are some workarounds (see http://superuser.com/questions/302107/how-to-set-the-default-font-in-libreoffice-calc/302133#302133 at the end), but it would be nice if Calc would apply custom templates in a consistent way.
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2014-11-16 20:19:38 UTC
Ubuntu 14.10 x64
LibreOffice release

Confirmed (NEW)
Minor - slows down professional quality work but does not prevent it.
Low - default for minor bugs.

(please don't change the severity/importance without knowing what they are used for).

It would be good to upload a csv file so it's faster to test this.

Thanks for reporting! Indeed a little frustrating.
Comment 2 FS 2014-11-17 12:31:46 UTC
Created attachment 109614 [details]
Example CSV file for testing

Sample CSV file added to ease testing.
Comment 3 Aprax 2015-09-17 08:42:41 UTC
I can confirm that the Options > LibreOffice > Fonts doesn't respect the Font Settings for HTML, Basic and SQL Sources.

Even though I've specified that Times New Roman should be used with Size = 8, it consistenly uses Liberation Sans and the result is HUGE characters.

I've also tried using the Replacement Table to convert Liberation Sans to Times New Roman but this doesn't work either.

In my case, I have an sql database from which I want to extract rows of data from a specific table to a csv file (there's no option for an ods file). 
Each day a scheduled job performs the extaction and then clears the data from the table, I open the csv and copy data for that day and 'Paste Special' without formats into an odt file which uses Times New Roman 8 point.

The amount of data (columns & rows) is small so the HUGE font is not a big problem, it's just irritating.
It would be much nicer if the csv file used the TNR 8 point format.
Comment 4 Quazgar 2017-07-06 17:42:44 UTC
Relevant ask.lo.org questions, sometimes with workaround as proposed answer:
- https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/3256/
- https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/27342/
- https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/108336/
Comment 5 Tux 2017-07-11 07:28:50 UTC
This is still the case in 40m0

Though this is no major bug, it really slows down my work. (re)generating CSV files and checking them in LO (using the Reload functionality) will reset the font to something non-sensible on every reload.

Could we al least have an option to NOT change the font settings on reload please?
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-07-21 02:39:26 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 FS 2018-07-21 16:49:31 UTC
Still present in Version: (x64)
Build-ID: 54c8cbb85f300ac59db32fe8a675ff7683cd5a16