Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||OOo does not respect "files of type" in "file open" dialog|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||apulsifer, issues, kpalagin, rb.henschel|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description jkonecn 2005-11-07 20:32:16 UTC
I have a comma delimited text file that I want to open in Calc. I start calc, click "File -> Open" Change "Files of type" to "Spreadsheet". I see my file (which is named data.txt) and select it. It opens up in Writer. I expect Calc to open it since I changed the "Files of type" to "Spreadsheet".
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2005-11-07 21:11:32 UTC
No, that's not enough. You must scroll down and select the filter "Text CSV (*.csv;*.txt)". The upper part section contains no open-filters, but determines which files are shown in the window.
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2005-11-07 21:13:14 UTC
Comment 3 jkonecn 2005-11-08 16:03:47 UTC
Although I disagree with the behavior, I think you should have marked it invalid and not worksforme.
Comment 4 kpalagin 2007-02-07 21:20:53 UTC
Reopening and changing to Enhancement
Comment 5 kpalagin 2007-02-07 21:21:21 UTC
Comment 6 kpalagin 2007-02-07 21:24:04 UTC
*** Issue 74277 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 pulsifer 2007-02-07 21:37:20 UTC
74277 also suggests: "OOo should attempt to open the file in the specified application, and if it cannot be opened in that application, give an error msg." See also related issue http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=74295, which states: "when the user attempts to open an unsupported document type, OOo could ask if the user wants to open it in the default application, so for example, .pdf files would then be opened using Acrobat Reader."
Comment 8 thorsten.martens 2007-02-12 15:32:23 UTC
TM->requirements: please have a look.
Comment 9 pulsifer 2007-02-13 17:52:06 UTC
Draft specification at http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/File_Chooser_Type_Handling_Specification