Issue 70138 - Microsoft Excel OLE not shown in .sxi on Unix
Summary: Microsoft Excel OLE not shown in .sxi on Unix
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.3
Hardware: All Unix, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2006-10-05 19:18 UTC by aziem
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:08 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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An Impress document with an Excel all made in OOo 1.1.5 Linux (8.82 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.impress)
2006-10-05 19:19 UTC, aziem
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Description aziem 2006-10-05 19:18:11 UTC
A Microsoft Excel format spreadsheet is embeded as an OLE object in an Impress
.sxi document.  The document displays inconsistently depending on the platform.

How to reproduce:
1. In Linux 1.1.5, create an .xls
2. Still in Linux 1.1.5, insert->object->ole with the .xls
3. Save as .sxi (attached)
4. Open the .sxi in Linux 2.0.4rc2: the spreadsheet is displayed
as an electrical socket icon (a sort of placeholder).
5. Still in the Linux 2.0.4rc2, double click the spreadsheet: it
opens up and displays correctly in Calc.
5. Open the .sxi in Windows 2.03: the spreadsheet is displayed

The problem:
Solaris/Linux 2 should display the OLE the same as Windows.

In Linux 2, the configuration setting to convert Excel to Calc on
load seems to have no effect.

The practical problem behind this issue is using a Solaris machine as an
automated .sxi to .odp document converter.  

FWIW, the issue was referred to me by someone at a major financial services
company with over 100,000 employees. Also, according to this person, OOo 1.1.5
Unix will read the document, but in my case, it won't.

Is there a workaround so that the automated document conversion can continue?
Comment 1 aziem 2006-10-05 19:19:10 UTC
Created attachment 39595 [details]
An Impress document with an Excel all made in OOo 1.1.5 Linux
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2006-10-06 08:09:14 UTC
Comment 3 christian.guenther 2006-10-06 09:31:19 UTC
Set to new and change the target.
Comment 4 christian.guenther 2006-10-06 09:34:33 UTC
I can reproduce the bug.
I think the cause is that there is no Exel as OLE server.
If there is no Exel we should use Calc as OLE server.
Please have a look.
Comment 5 aziem 2007-05-11 17:22:43 UTC
I can still reproduce problem with same document on OOo 2.2 Linux (FC6).
Comment 6 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:08:36 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".