Issue 79529 - MS Graph embedded in Word.doc cannot be edited by Calc
Summary: MS Graph embedded in Word.doc cannot be edited by Calc
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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: 95581 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2007-07-12 13:34 UTC by landosr
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
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Example presentation with embedded pie chart. Chart should be editable, but isn't. (21.34 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.impress)
2007-07-14 01:52 UTC, dankegel
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Description landosr 2007-07-12 13:34:11 UTC
Calc cannot edit an Excel Table embedded in a Word Document. The Table is opened
"Read Only". If MS-Office is installed, it can be edited by Excel.

Various Documents have embedded Excel sheets as Tables for calculating quotes.
In a changing environment from MS-Office to OOo, the documents are all still
MS-Office format. External Documents will remain in MS-Office format. OOo has to
be able to edit MS-Office documents with embedded Excel Tables.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-07-12 15:57:34 UTC
For this, there are conversion options in Tools.Options.LoadSave.Microsoft Office.
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2007-07-13 08:39:18 UTC
Comment 3 dankegel 2007-07-14 01:51:36 UTC
Turning on all those options doesn't help.  I still can't edit an embedded
chart.  This is a blocker for me; if I can't do this, I have to use Microsoft Word.

The problem persists even if I save the document in question as an ODF file.
I'll attach a simple example: a presentation containing a single pie chart.
Comment 4 dankegel 2007-07-14 01:52:41 UTC
Created attachment 46781 [details]
Example presentation with embedded pie chart.  Chart should be editable, but isn't.
Comment 5 dankegel 2007-07-14 02:29:00 UTC
The chart becomes editable if I install MS Office;
when I do that, OpenOffice opens up Microsoft Graph
when I double-click on the chart.
Comment 6 dankegel 2007-07-15 06:02:26 UTC
Might be related to bug 7635, bug 22945, and/or bug 27439.
Comment 7 michael.ruess 2007-07-16 10:17:38 UTC
MRU->FST: please have a look, there is an MS Graph Object in the document. Is
this currently not supported for conversion? RFE?
Comment 8 landosr 2007-07-16 10:23:03 UTC
For me editing a normal Excel sheet works so far. I have not tested other
possibilities yet. 
Comment 9 frank 2007-07-16 10:38:50 UTC

Graph is used very seldom and therefore we do not have an Import filter for such
OLE Objects. So this is an Enhancement request and I re-assign it to
requirements for evaluation and decision finding.

Comment 10 dankegel 2007-07-16 11:24:59 UTC
Thanks for the quick response.  

I'm not sure MS Graph is so rarely used; I heard that
all charts within PowerPoint are created by using Microsoft Graph,
and what big company doesn't love pie charts in
their Powerpoint presentations?
Comment 11 dankegel 2007-07-16 11:38:33 UTC
This bug can also be seen in the document attached
to issue 20794. 

Also, there's a related export problem if the
user works around this by inserting a new chart 
object, see issue 30356.
Comment 12 michael.ruess 2008-11-17 12:31:50 UTC
*** Issue 95581 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***