Issue 57807 - Insert file function from writer does not work for OOo file types
Summary: Insert file function from writer does not work for OOo file types
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-11-13 10:17 UTC by houix
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description houix 2005-11-13 10:17:42 UTC
Insert file function from writer insert menu does not work for OOo file types:
can not do: Insert -> insert files -> xxx.odg nothing happens
Comment 1 jolatt 2005-11-14 09:53:15 UTC
IMO is that only for Text-Files like .ODT, .TXT and so on.

Drawings and tables should be inserted as OLE-objects.
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2005-11-14 10:07:59 UTC
The insert.file command could be enhanced in that way, that non-Writer files are
inserted as OLE objects.
Comment 3 ace_dent 2008-05-16 01:40:56 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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Comment 4 jolatt 2008-05-16 06:33:27 UTC
No enhancing of the insert.file command (proposed by mru) as there is it in the
same menu. Could be irritating for some users.
There should come up a information, when a user tries to insert e.g. a
non-writer-file, that this should be done as OLE-object. In the moment there
happens nothing.
Comment 5 Mathias_Bauer 2009-05-25 12:41:49 UTC
"Insert file" should detect whether the file is a graphic, something that the
current application can import with a filter or something that any other OOo
application can insert with a filter. Depending on that the file should be
inserted as graphic, directly or as OLE object.
Comment 6 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:18:00 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".