Issue 105832 - Missing import filter for "Microsoft Graph 97 Chart"
Summary: Missing import filter for "Microsoft Graph 97 Chart"
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOO310m9
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2009-10-12 15:33 UTC by ralffischer
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:21 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Doc. with included chart (166.95 KB, text/plain)
2009-10-12 15:35 UTC, ralffischer
no flags Details
Error from client with never installed MSO (6.12 KB, text/plain)
2009-10-12 15:36 UTC, ralffischer
no flags Details

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Description ralffischer 2009-10-12 15:33:43 UTC

a customer has a Problem with converting PowerPoint documents to Impress:
we have the problem, that we converted MSO 2003 PowerPoint documents to Impress-
As long as we have installed MSO, we can use these converted documents. These
documents included charts, that are created under PowerPoint. After deinstalling
MSO, we now open a chart to edit the data and it is no longer possible, to edit
these data´s. A empty Calc- side will be opened. When MSO is installed, MS-Graph
will be started to edit the Impress- document.
It is not possible to mark the document in MS-Graph to copy to Calc or to save
the document in Calc. 
When I take a client where never MSO was installed, an error occures (oo31.jpg).

How has these document to edit to use the charts? Are there any options to be
set in Impress to edit the charts in Calc and not in MS- Graph? Or do we have to
make the documents new in Imress while the makros in PowerPoint are not
convertable? Thank you very much for helping.
Comment 1 ralffischer 2009-10-12 15:35:17 UTC
Created attachment 65319 [details]
Doc. with included chart
Comment 2 ralffischer 2009-10-12 15:36:21 UTC
Created attachment 65320 [details]
Error from client with never installed MSO
Comment 3 lohitverma 2009-11-14 16:46:26 UTC
Hello All
I was able to replicate the issue that the user looses the ability to edit the
graphs & charts when MS Office is uninstalled from the machine

OOo-dev 3.2.0 (OOO320m4, Build :9450)
Windows XP - SP3
MS Office - 2007

Reproduction Steps

Environment - MS Office is Installed - Able to edit graph
1. Open the document uploaded as attachment ( Created an attachment (id=65319))
2. Click on the chart and observe that MS Graph is launched
3. Observe that the user is able to change the values for the graphs and get a
modified graph back to Impress

Environment - MS Office is UnInstalled - Unable to edit graph 
Note : Using Sandboxie, Instead of completely removing MS Office from my PC - I
uninstalled it under the Sandbox and ran all further tests under the Sandbox

1. Open the document uploaded as attachment ( Created an attachment (id=65319))
2. Click on the chart and observe that an empty,  read only Calc file with the
extension .tmp is launched

Importance to the customers / end users

Users loose the ability to edit / change the graphs that were created in MS
Office,  once MS Office is uninstalled and only OOO is present
This will be of some concern to the users as they have to recreate the graphs anew. 
I feel this will be a very common occurrence as more and more users after
adopting OOO will be uninstalling MS Office and therefore I have voted for this

I believe the key issue is mentioned in the original report 
The graphs even when MS Office is installed should be editable in Calc rather
than MS Graph, if we can do that I believe we will solve this

Comment 4 wolframgarten 2009-11-16 08:36:50 UTC
Reproducible. Reassigned. @cl: is this a calc or an impress issue? Which one
deals with the OLEs after being double clicked?
Comment 5 clippka 2009-11-16 10:44:00 UTC
OOo is able to correclty load charts from MSO 2003 & MSO 2007.

The document contains a "Microsoft Graph 97 Chart" object which is not even part
of MSO 2007 (I have an MSO 2007 installed and I can't activate that in OOo).

It would be possible to support such objects by implementing an import filter.
But since this was never reported until today I set the target milestone to OOo

reassigned to calc team.
Comment 6 clippka 2009-11-16 10:55:22 UTC
changing summary