Issue 107983

Summary: error 508 when importing Excel .doc files with external links
Product: Calc Reporter: dmhurrell <dhurrell>
Component: open-importAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P5 (lowest) CC: issues
Version: OOo 1.0.0   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows Vista   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description dmhurrell 2009-12-29 10:29:32 UTC
Original doc saved using Microsoft Excel 2000 (9.0.3821 SR-1) and the link
works! It applies to all external links.

Cell in original .doc format is

='C:\My Documents\EXCEL\Accnt708\BK708.XLS'!Balance

When opened by Open Office  version 3.1.1 it becomes


i.e All the file information is lost. (Error:508 is displayed on the spreadsheet)

This makes the transition to Open Office extremely difficult if you are using a
lot of external lnks and we would be extremely grateful if you could please
remedy the problem.

Many thanks

Comment 1 mauriciobaeza 2010-03-04 18:08:44 UTC
*** Issue 107983 has been confirmed by votes. ***