Issue 109319 - Problems with OLE objects
Summary: Problems with OLE objects
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.1
Hardware: All Windows, all
: P2 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2010-02-16 09:44 UTC by inarv
Modified: 2014-04-11 08:24 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---

this is a file with some spreadsheets embeded, as icons (1.18 MB, application/msword)
2010-02-16 09:48 UTC, inarv
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MS Word View (107.99 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-06-14 17:09 UTC, surfxz
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Open Office View (256.89 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-06-14 17:10 UTC, surfxz
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Open Office after delete (166.77 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-06-14 17:11 UTC, surfxz
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Error after closing program (29.85 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-06-14 17:11 UTC, surfxz
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Description inarv 2010-02-16 09:44:40 UTC
In a .doc file, when you insert an OLE object, like a spreadsheet, as an icon,
save it and then open it with writer, the embeded object appears completely, not
just like an icon.
Comment 1 inarv 2010-02-16 09:48:45 UTC
Created attachment 67854 [details]
this is a file with some spreadsheets embeded, as icons
Comment 2 Luis Kantun 2012-12-01 17:00:55 UTC
Hello, I followed the steps you mentioned. the principle which is not the reason but to insert the icon in the document and save it to open I peeked. but after more tests to make me not return any error, in fact to insert icons spreadsheets poke me as they are.

I guess what you mean is to insert an OLE object, such as spreadsheet icon.

if so I do not see what the problem is, as you mention do the same and if I produce the correct answer. but if it is not and I can explain the problem better hope I could provide more information. thanks

I hope to help


(In reply to comment #0)
> En un archivo. Doc, cuando se inserta un objeto OLE, como una hoja de
> cálculo, como un icono,
> guardarlo y luego abrirlo con el escritor, el objeto embebido completamente,
> no aparece
> al igual que un icono.
Comment 3 surfxz 2013-06-13 02:30:17 UTC
I have replicated this bug to an extent on a Windows XP Pro, Version 2002, Service Pack 3 machine. I have also managed to get OpenOffice to crash for some reason when closing the program as well. I am using Microsoft Office Word 2007 and OpenOffice AOO400m2(Build:9701) - Rev. 1489073. I used the supplied sample from Inarv for my testing in both cases. 

For Microsoft Office the document opens fine and displays the Excel icons with the ability to open each.

For OpenOffice, when I open the document it displays what appears to be a spreadsheet that I cannot find in the document when I open it in MS Word. This spreadsheet is copied and displayed at the beginning of every page. The interesting part is when I click on this spreadsheet box and delete it, the document changes back to what is displayed when I open it in MS Word. Then when I try to close OpenOffice it crashes and reopens.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open document with OpenOffice
2. Select first copied spreadsheet box
3. Press delete key
4. Press Close button(red X)
Comment 4 surfxz 2013-06-14 17:09:54 UTC
Created attachment 80850 [details]
MS Word View
Comment 5 surfxz 2013-06-14 17:10:55 UTC
Created attachment 80851 [details]
Open Office View
Comment 6 surfxz 2013-06-14 17:11:21 UTC
Created attachment 80852 [details]
Open Office after delete
Comment 7 surfxz 2013-06-14 17:11:41 UTC
Created attachment 80853 [details]
Error after closing program
Comment 8 Cem Kaner 2013-06-14 18:43:45 UTC
Windows 7,Open Office Writer AOO400m1, build 9700 - rev 1479897 and OOo-dev-Writer AOO350m1 (build 9611) -- rev 1400866. MS Word 2010.

I get the same behavior in both versions. Opening the document with Word, I don't see what looks like the main spreadsheet. When I open the document with Writer (either one), I see a long spreadsheet at the start of the document. It appears on subsequent pages. When I click on the spreadsheet and hit the delete key:
(a) the spreadsheet goes away
(b) the resulting document looks like what I see in Word

However, neither OOo crashes when I click the X at the top right to exit the program. Perhaps this crash is OS-dependent (I don't have an XP machine handy). Apparently the other behaviors are independent of the OS, the version of Word and (to some degree, at least) the version of OOo.
Comment 9 Cem Kaner 2013-06-14 18:51:42 UTC
I am curious about the description. I don't have experience with inserting objects as icons, but according to bug 38867, this feature is not supported. Is this a duplicate of 38867 or not a bug or am I misunderstanding the reports?
Comment 10 Rob Weir 2013-07-30 02:38:44 UTC
Reset assignee on issues not touched by assignee in more than 1000 days.
Comment 11 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-11 08:24:03 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m16(Build:9762)  -  Rev. 1585426
2014-04-07 10:29:13 (Mo, 07 Apr 2014)
Win 7