Issue 74703 - make message "Error activating object general OLE error"
Summary: make message "Error activating object general OLE error"
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 23481
Alias: None
Product: Math
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.4
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: michael.ruess
QA Contact: issues@sw
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-02-20 16:17 UTC by oub
Modified: 2007-02-21 15:41 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

that files contains a copy of the math equation in question (8.59 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2007-02-20 16:19 UTC, oub
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Description oub 2007-02-20 16:17:58 UTC
The document attached contains a math formula I copied from a word (XP)
document. When I try to open the formula (in the original document or in the new
OO document) I receive the error:
Error activating object
general OLE error.
Another document by the same author contains equations which I do can open.

Uwe Brauer
Comment 1 oub 2007-02-20 16:19:20 UTC
Created attachment 43202 [details]
that files contains a copy of the math equation in question
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2007-02-21 09:53:39 UTC
You need to have MathType 5 installed on your system to edit MathType OLE objects.
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2007-02-21 09:53:58 UTC
Comment 4 oub 2007-02-21 14:34:21 UTC
Aeh on Linux there is no Mathtype editor, so what shall/can you do. May be at
least the error message should be clearer.

Comment 5 michael.ruess 2007-02-21 15:40:28 UTC
Unfortunately Linux does not offer OLE mechanism like Windows. This cannot be
solved in OOo.

Making the message more significant is already tracked as issue 23481.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 23481 ***
Comment 6 michael.ruess 2007-02-21 15:41:21 UTC