Issue 70981 - Calc opens html-"xls" file without formatting (ignores css)
Summary: Calc opens html-"xls" file without formatting (ignores css)
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 6 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 76158 77209 83971 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-10-29 17:45 UTC by diman
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Developer Difficulty: ---

bug file (49.87 KB, application/
2006-10-29 17:46 UTC, diman
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Description diman 2006-10-29 17:45:37 UTC
Calc refuses to open xls file, entrusting it to Writer/Web. 
Opened file is scrolled very slowly at P4 2.8 GHz, 512 Mb, WinXP SP2.
I assumed it to be xml.
But renaming file to *.XML does not help.
Excel  open it fine.
Comment 1 diman 2006-10-29 17:46:47 UTC
Created attachment 40146 [details]
bug file
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2006-10-29 19:39:46 UTC
Please do this: Start and then File - Open. Choose the document
and then choose the file typ "HTML Document ( Calc)
(*.html;*.htm)". You find this in the section, which begins with "

Does it open correct?
Comment 3 diman 2006-10-30 16:26:08 UTC
Yes it does. Thank you.
 But is it bug that calc doesn't open it automaticly or is't normal?
Anyway such things are confusing especially for beginers.
Comment 4 diman 2006-10-30 17:13:27 UTC
Some more note. It works but but all formating is lost.
Comment 5 diman 2006-10-30 17:44:49 UTC
By the way i used "HTML Document (STAROFFICE Calc)" because there is no "HTML
Document ( Calc)" in OOo 2.0.
Comment 6 Regina Henschel 2006-10-30 20:13:56 UTC
You can also use the filter "Web Page Query", which seems to work a little bit
better. But formatting is not kept too. I adjust the summary to reflect the
remaining problem.

You should use a newer version, actual 2.0.4.

If you need the formatting, you can open the file in writer, copy the table and
paste it into the spreadsheet as "Formatted text (RTF)". Background color is
lost in import to writer, but font style bold is kept.
Comment 7 frank 2006-11-02 10:47:58 UTC

the problem with the lost formatting is caused by a not implemented cascadibg
Stylewsheet interpreter for the HTML filter. Therefore this Issue is an Feature
request and is handled by the requirements team.

Comment 8 pagalmes.lists 2007-03-22 15:04:14 UTC
I just wanted to add that this issue will impact many big companies.
This HTML-XLS format is used by many critical software for companies 
like "wmware", "Cognos"...

also see issue 75653
Comment 9 lohmaier 2007-04-15 13:41:49 UTC
*** Issue 76158 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 frank 2007-07-06 13:04:33 UTC
*** Issue 77209 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 frank 2007-11-27 13:16:39 UTC
*** Issue 83971 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 12 Rainer Bielefeld 2009-08-14 17:40:05 UTC
*** Issue 104190 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 13 jbf.faure 2010-04-02 18:08:33 UTC
Add me to cc.