Issue 115245 - Unable to Open Pocket Excel File
Summary: Unable to Open Pocket Excel File
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOO320m19
Hardware: Unknown Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2010-10-25 22:01 UTC by paul_rolfe
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Failing Pocket Excel File (18.97 KB, text/plain)
2010-10-25 22:02 UTC, paul_rolfe
no flags Details
Equivaalent XLS file (43.69 KB, application/
2010-10-25 22:03 UTC, paul_rolfe
no flags Details

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Description paul_rolfe 2010-10-25 22:01:01 UTC
I'm unable to open some of my pocket excel (.pxl) files - running OOO 3.2.1 
OOO320m19 (Build:9505) ooo-build, on SuSE 11.3 (kernel

If I convert the file to Excel (.xls) using MS Windows & Active Sync), the file 
can be opened.

The error reported is a General IO error. 

With the .xls file opened, trying to save it as a pocket excel file, the 
application takes 100% CPU and never finishes
Comment 1 paul_rolfe 2010-10-25 22:02:40 UTC
Created attachment 72733 [details]
Failing Pocket Excel  File
Comment 2 paul_rolfe 2010-10-25 22:03:58 UTC
Created attachment 72734 [details]
Equivaalent XLS file
Comment 3 raal 2010-10-26 04:45:14 UTC
DEV300m90, linux :
 - Opening pxl file - OOo recognized this file as text file (ASCII filter dialog)
 - save xls as pxl -  reproducible. Duplicate of issue 86752 ?
Comment 4 paul_rolfe 2010-10-26 08:43:53 UTC
Ooo does believe this is a text file (ASICC filter dialog) by default - using
this gives a text file that is fully of special characters, and not the spreadsheet.

However in the open file dialog, I selected the pocket excel type in the list of
file types. Then when I selected the pocket excel file I got the general IO error.
Comment 5 Joost Andrae 2010-10-26 11:15:09 UTC

ja->oc: could you please check other pxl files and pocket word files ? Maybe
it's a problem related to xmerge (Info: Svante owns this project)
Comment 6 paul_rolfe 2010-10-26 18:44:01 UTC
Some Pocket Excel files work OK - probably ~45% of my files work OK.

I don't have any pocket word files to try this on - I never use Pocket Word on my