Issue 23364 - number format problem in .xls files produced by OOffice 1.1
Summary: number format problem in .xls files produced by OOffice 1.1
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-12-09 21:43 UTC by dchallet
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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file produced by excel (11.00 KB, application/
2003-12-10 10:08 UTC, dchallet
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same file, but created by OO1.1. What's the difference? (7.50 KB, application/
2003-12-10 10:10 UTC, dchallet
no flags Details

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Description dchallet 2003-12-09 21:43:51 UTC
wordtogo 6, a word processor for palm OS5, has problems loading .xls file produced by 
openoffice 1.1: the number format is interpreted as date by wordtogo, whereas it is set to 
generic in openoffice. 
Excel opens fine the same document 
Why does it concern openoffice? Because the same file saved with Excel opens perfectly 
fine with wordtogo.
Comment 1 frank 2003-12-10 08:37:21 UTC
Hi Daniel,

this seems to be related to Issue 3948. Can you have a look at it and give us
some comment please ?

Comment 2 dchallet 2003-12-10 10:08:19 UTC
Created attachment 11852 [details]
file produced by excel
Comment 3 dchallet 2003-12-10 10:10:11 UTC
Created attachment 11853 [details]
same file, but created by OO1.1. What's the difference?
Comment 4 dchallet 2003-12-10 10:14:50 UTC
This issue does not seem to be related: all the other ones concern the conversion from 
.xls produced by OO to the proprietary format that was the only one readable by 
wordtogo. The new 6.0 version is able to load and save native Excel .xls files, which is 
great since I use linux. 
My only problem is this number format. Interestingly, it also happens if I create the file 
with gnumeric. 
Comment 5 oc 2003-12-12 09:02:10 UTC
Adjusting target milestone
Comment 6 frank 2004-05-04 14:39:07 UTC
Due to limited time ressources I re-Target this one to OOo Later
Comment 7 daniel.rentz 2004-08-11 12:23:53 UTC