Issue 35050 - application should be choosable which opens a document
Summary: application should be choosable which opens a document
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.2
Hardware: All Linux, all
: P3 Minor (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-10-06 14:47 UTC by pascaln
Modified: 2014-02-23 15:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description pascaln 2004-10-06 14:47:08 UTC
Two examples:

When opening a file from e.g. OOCalc, (i.e., a file with comma separated
values), it is opened in OOWriter instead if the file extention is not .csv but
.ascii or .data.

On the other hand, it is impossible (as far as I know) to force OOWriter to open
a .csv file -- it opens in OOCalc instead.

This behaviour is undesirable in many cases:
- For example, I would like to import a data file which has the extention .ascii
 into OOCalc without renaming it (because it is generated by another application)
- I also might want to open a .csv file in OOwriter (e.g., to check the content,
or do some search-and-replace)
- especially under Linux, file names do not necessarily contain "extentions".
This especially applies to raw data which generated by other apps.

A possible fix would be to offer the choice to select the application which
opens a file.
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2004-10-06 14:50:40 UTC
TM->BH: Not a defect, but a wish for an enhancement.
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:10:23 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently 'Unconfirmed' pending review, but has not been
updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the
latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed.
Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
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Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:43:42 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 4 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-23 09:41:24 UTC
former .csv renamed to .data opens in Writer
AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1566800
2014-02-11_04:11:01 - Rev. 1566981