Issue 23515 - open file switches apps - it shouldn't
Summary: open file switches apps - it shouldn't
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2003-12-12 20:12 UTC by brucebowler
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
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Description brucebowler 2003-12-12 20:12:53 UTC
If I open calc (directly, not from soffice/ooffice) and I attempt to open a file
named file.txt, it should either open the file in calc, or preferably, since
it's not a native calc file type, it should open the file import dialog, much
the way Excel does.   The one thing it MUST NOT do (IM[NS]HO) is precisely what
it does now, which is open the file in writer (or any other application for that

If the above is not possible, there needs to another option on the file menu
called "import" which will do the above.  

To me, this is a fairly major impediment to my dumping M$ and using OOo for
future work.

I've flagged this as "platform PC" and "OS Linux" because that's what I use OOo
on.  I suspect that the same problem exists on all platforms.
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2004-01-16 09:27:20 UTC
TM->BH: This might be an enhancement or a wish for a new feature but is
definitely not a defect. Please have a look, thanks !
Comment 2 gmolleda 2007-06-13 12:48:04 UTC
Open Calc and use the option: Insert - External Data (Insertar - Hoja de archivo
in spanish)

The problem is the traduction in spanish, very bad.

"External Data" must to be translated as "Importar datos"

Comment 3 gmolleda 2007-06-13 13:17:48 UTC
View issue 78381.
Comment 4 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:02:34 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".