Issue 10752 - Can read Lotus WK1 files correctly, but can't write them
Summary: Can read Lotus WK1 files correctly, but can't write them
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.2.1
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-01-18 03:26 UTC by brianpcarr
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:39 UTC (History)
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Here is a simple wk1 file that OpenOffice can read but not write. (1.66 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-09-09 04:47 UTC, brianpcarr
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Description brianpcarr 2003-01-18 03:26:12 UTC
This is a slight variant of the request for reading more current
versions of Lotus 123 spreadsheet files.

As best I can discren, OO can read WK1 files, but can't write 
them.  WK1 is one of the oldest and most common spreadsheet 
formats.  WK1 files have been the lingua franca of exchanging 
numeric tabular data for years (long before XML).  It would be 
convenient if OO could write those files as diverse 
programs like DB2 import and export data cleanly to and from 
WK1 format files.  This format often works better than the 
less standardized CSV format.  Eventually there may be widespread
adoption of an XML equivalent, but until then WK1 is quite useful.
Comment 1 oc 2003-08-08 15:42:12 UTC
Hi Bettina, one4you
Comment 2 Unknown 2003-09-05 08:48:24 UTC
Hi brianpcarr,
   Please give a attachment!
Comment 3 brianpcarr 2003-09-09 04:47:28 UTC
Created attachment 9113 [details]
Here is a simple wk1 file that OpenOffice can read but not write.
Comment 4 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:41:21 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:50:57 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".