Issue 14407 - When converting MSWord97 doc : linked objects do not get converted to linked objects
Summary: When converting MSWord97 doc : linked objects do not get converted to linked ...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 3884
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P2 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: michael.ruess
QA Contact: issues@sw
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Reported: 2003-05-13 10:40 UTC by edevriendt
Modified: 2003-09-08 16:56 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description edevriendt 2003-05-13 10:40:39 UTC
Given: a Word97 document containing a link to file object, such as a VISIO
file. This link got created in MSWord with :
Insert - Object ... - Create from file, link to file.

When OO Writer reads the resulting .doc file the VISIO object gets considered
as a simple graphics object. It is not linked anymore to the VISIO file.
However, OO Writer does understand the technique of linking to objects in files.

The MSWord -> OOo converter should translate the MSWord 'linked object'
to OO. 'linked object'.
Comment 1 h.ilter 2003-05-23 12:08:39 UTC
Reassigned to MRU
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2003-05-23 13:47:24 UTC
OLE links are actually not supported by OOo. Please see #3884# for this.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 3884 ***
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2003-05-23 13:47:45 UTC
Closed, because duplicate.