Issue 57501 - NO limit to filename extensions for text encoded
Summary: NO limit to filename extensions for text encoded
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P4 Minor (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-11-08 09:30 UTC by esperantisto
Modified: 2014-03-04 13:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description esperantisto 2005-11-08 09:30:33 UTC
When I want choose the "Text encoded" file type in the file open dialog of 
Writer, I can see only files with the .txt name extension. This is very 
inconvenient as text files may come with virtually any extension (for example, I 
often I need to process .dsl files that are dictionary sources for the program 
Lingvo in UTF-16LE). My suggestion is that files with all extensions appear in 
the file open dialog when "Text encoded" selected.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-11-08 11:06:37 UTC
Framework issue, relates to FileOpenDialog.
Comment 2 mci 2005-11-09 20:48:54 UTC
Hi esperantisto, 
thanks for using and supporting

did you think of such files like 
*.sx*, *.od*, *.jpg, *.gif, *.bmp, *.pdf, *.dxf, *.zip, *.rar, *.iso, *.bz2,
*.tar, *.exe, *.lzw, *.raw, *,doc, *.xls, *.ppt, *.png, *.mpg, *.avi, *.mov,
*.obj, *.pcx, *.eps, *.ogg, *.mp3, *.wav, *.tmp, *.ace, *.r01, *.001, *.FLT,
*.DEV, *.PHX, *.RZR, *.rpm, *.deb, *.ccd, *.img, *.sub, *.scr, *.zoo, *.wmf,
*.tiff, *.mpeg, *.divx, *.xvid, *.wmv, *.ps, *.au, *.gz and many other file formats?

reassigned to requirements...

Maybe there's a way to realize this... (???)
Comment 3 esperantisto 2005-11-10 06:40:56 UTC
Hi, mci!

I perfectly understand your point. But Microsoft Word DOES allow me to choose 
ANY file extension for text encoded and this is convenient. OOo insists on .txt 
only, and that's quite irritating.
Comment 4 ace_dent 2008-05-16 01:41:25 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 2+ 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):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have
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Comment 5 esperantisto 2008-05-16 06:47:41 UTC
The issue is still there in OOo 3.0 beta. Please, re-open it.
Comment 6 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-04 13:25:40 UTC
Word 2010 has filter "Recover Text from Any File (*.*)" which shows the dsl text file.
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