Issue 126292 - Opening attached Excel file takes 3.5 HOURS!
Summary: Opening attached Excel file takes 3.5 HOURS!
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Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P5 (lowest) Normal with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2015-05-05 17:20 UTC by Taed Wynnell
Modified: 2015-05-06 10:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Taed Wynnell 2015-05-05 17:20:16 UTC
The attached largish Excel file takes just 5 seconds to open in Excel 2007.  It's a large file, but completely usable on my machine and I don't notice any problems or slowness with it at all.  Yes, I have macros enabled.

On the same machine, it takes 3.5 HOURS to open in OpenOffice Calc -- about 2500 times slower.  It uses one core of the CPU at nearly 100% during that time.  Once it is open, it seems fine and behaves basically equivalently to running it in Excel.

I do not know what is special about the file that makes it so slow to open.  It is a file created by someone else for people to use for creating characters in Dungeons & Dragons.
Comment 1 Taed Wynnell 2015-05-05 17:24:18 UTC
I couldn't attach the file, but it is on my DropBox at (
Comment 2 oooforum (fr) 2015-05-06 10:30:09 UTC
I confirm that import is a very long process.
But AOO can't save in xlsm format.
So once done, you must save as ODS.
This file opens faster.