Issue 57488

Summary: OOo does not respect "files of type" in "file open" dialog
Product: General Reporter: jkonecn <jkonecn>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: apulsifer, issues, kpalagin, rb.henschel
Version: OOo 2.0Keywords: oooqa
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: Windows XP   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

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
closing worksforme
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
Confirming
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.