On a weekly basis I receive file (.xlsx) quite complex with multi sheets and tables on each of those sheets and all OLE (Excel file embedded) appear only as image and are not event listed when I am going to the Navigator
I am on Ubuntu 15.10
I do not know how I can send the file because there are some sensible information and by removing them and saving it I am afraid it will lose information eventually necessary for investigations
For the record it has been the case for all the versions of Libre Office I have had so far.
I'm not sure, but maybe the file was created in windows with the OLE object associated to a different program than LibreOffice that you have not in Ubuntu.
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The file is an Excel file containing other excel files. Everything was created on Windows platform.
I can only suppose you have not installed the application that must open the OLE object.
Please read carefully what is written!
This an excel file with embedded excel files in it.
I am opening it with Libre Office and Libre Office is able to open excel files
I deeply hope this is clearer...
The application for open the embedded file, if I'm not wrong is the application selected when the OLE was created, than can have nothing to do with LibreOffice.
So you are saying if the OLE Object is created with Excel then we cannot open it in LibreOffice?
I am missing something here in the logic
Libre office is able to open Excel files
So my point is my colleague create Excel file Excel1.xls with Excel
He is also creating Excel2.xls with Excel
He is embedding Excel2 in Excel1 as OLE object
And he is sending me Excel1 (with embedded Excel 2 as OLE object).
I am opening Excel1 in my LibreOffice, I should be able to open the Excel2 which is embedded in Excel1 no?
For me definitely otherwise I do not see the point in OLE objects
Please attach some test file - the same type of file (xls,xlsx, xlsm) and the same type of embedded OLE object (xls,xlsx, xlsm). Thanks.
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Sample file with issue
As requested. The important sheet is the one labelled Future Changes
Hello Just tested with last version
Build ID: 1:5.1.2~rc2-0ubuntu1~wily0
Still the same issue
I guess we should be so bold to make the decision to capture the Excel association to Calc.. but I think it should happen on the fly and not altering the modified file as otherwise you would be breaking the files for the people who sent them to you!
This is more of a feature request than a bug, though.
Adding needAdvice so devs might review the feasibility of the idea.
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Sorry for the delay in my response but for me it is a standard feature when embedding document inside other document..otherwise I do not understand what is called OLE
And still the same issue with version 220.127.116.11
'needsConfirmationAdvise' is only used for unconfirmed bugs. Removing it from this bug.