Issue 64367 - Saves opened file with wrong extension, even when the extension is removed from the name
Summary: Saves opened file with wrong extension, even when the extension is removed fr...
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Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-04-13 10:44 UTC by mhoogveld
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description mhoogveld 2006-04-13 10:44:53 UTC
Trying to save an opened .csv file and saving it as .xls sometimes causes some

Follw these steps
- Open .csv file (e.g. via File->Open)
- Click OK in the Text Import window
- Click File->Save As
- Go to the directory of the .csv file you just imported.
- Click once on the .csv file (this causes the name to appear in the "File name"
- Click once on the "File name" box.
- Press "End" button. (to deselect the filename)
- Press backspace 4 times (to delete '.csv')
- Important step: Click on a white part 'the file/directory listing area',
thereby moving the focus from the "File name" select box. Make sure you don't
click on a file because that would cause the content of the "File name" box to
change. If, after deleting the 4 chars, you press "Tab", or click on e.g. the
popup window border instead, this problem does not arise.
- Click on "Save as type" (which now holds "Test CSV (.csv)")
- Select "Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP (.xls)
- Press "Save" Button

You now have the plain filename without extension in the "File name" field and
"Microsoft Excel ..." selected in the "Save as type" field but when you press
"Save", OOo asks whether it should overwrite <filename>.csv. 

This might seem like a little bug or anoyance but it can create some confusion
with novice users.

Please contact me if anything is unclear
maarten [at] webfauna [dot] nl
Comment 1 frank 2006-04-13 11:09:10 UTC
Hi Tino,

seems to be your's I think.

Comment 2 tino.rachui 2006-04-13 14:02:04 UTC
tra->fst: Its not my business anymore unfortunately as I'm moving to the SunRay team ;) I might ask Hennes if he 
takes over this.
Comment 3 frank 2006-05-09 09:02:02 UTC
Hi Hennes,

please have a look at this one and re-assign to the correct developer if needed.

Comment 4 kai.sommerfeld 2006-10-24 08:17:54 UTC
=> 2.x
Comment 5 Mathias_Bauer 2006-11-03 08:12:18 UTC
Comment 6 Martin Hollmichel 2007-11-09 16:52:58 UTC
change target from 2.x to 3.x according to
Comment 7 kai.sommerfeld 2009-07-13 14:04:49 UTC
cd: Windows File Picker problem? Please take over.