Issue 107995 - Show XLR file type in the file type control of the "Open" dialog and associate XLR file type with OpenOffice in the OS in a similar fashion to XLS files
Summary: Show XLR file type in the file type control of the "Open" dialog and associat...
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Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2009-12-29 22:15 UTC by levis501
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:47 UTC (History)
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Description levis501 2009-12-29 22:15:22 UTC
.xlr files are Microsoft Works spreadsheets which appear to be compatible with with a renaming to .xls.  I suggest that opens
.xlr files automatically without requiring the user to rename the file.
Comment 1 Stefan Weigel 2010-01-02 15:10:05 UTC
It´s up to the user to determine what application should be used to open what
types of files. This can be configured using the tools of the OS.

For example for MS Windows:

Select "My Computer" Tools|Folder Options... and in the window that opens, click
the File Types tab. Here you can create a new file type association.

The issue is invalid so far.

But, if OOo is able and meant to import XLR type files, this file type should be
shown in the file type control of the "Open" dialog.

Changing subject accordingly.
Changing priority from P3 to P5, according to definition ("nice-to-have")
Comment 2 levis501 2010-01-02 19:35:44 UTC
OpenOffice does make some file associations automatically.

For instance, on my Mac, .xls files are automatically opened with OpenOffice,
but .xlr files are unassociated with any application.

This is the type of association that is the subject of this issue.  

In other words, associate .xlr files with OpenOffice in the same manner that
.xls files are associated, with respect to opening a file from file browsers
and/or the command line.
Comment 3 levis501 2010-01-02 19:38:41 UTC
Updated subject to encompass the original issue, and secondary issue of the
"File/Open" command.  Perhaps there should be a separate issue opened for the
"File/Open" item.
Comment 4 Stefan Weigel 2010-01-02 22:53:05 UTC
@levis501: Maybe you want to discuss your concern about association of file
types on the UX mailinglist ( - I doubt that it is
intended to associate every file type, that OOo is able to import,
automatically. There are plenty of file types other than XLR, which OOo is able
to import, but are not associated automatically.