Issue 107983 - error 508 when importing Excel .doc files with external links
Summary: error 508 when importing Excel .doc files with external links
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: PC Windows Vista
: P5 (lowest) Trivial with 9 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2009-12-29 10:29 UTC by dmhurrell
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:51 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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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. ***