Issue 95429 - Inform user about the ODF version of the document
Summary: Inform user about the ODF version of the document
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2008-10-24 18:32 UTC by Regina Henschel
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:42 UTC (History)
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Description Regina Henschel 2008-10-24 18:32:49 UTC
Scenario: User A has OOo2.4.1, generates a spreadsheet and sent it to user B.
User B has OOo3.0 with setting "save to ODF 1.2". User B opens the spreadsheet,
chances some values, saves it and sent it back to user A. User A opens the
spreadsheet, but cannot use it, because some functions are broken.
User A could have solved the problem by setting "save to ODF 1.0", if he had
known that it is a ODF 1.0 document.

Because 2.4.x is the last version for Win98 and that OS is still used, such
transforming problems will occur for a while.

Proposal: Show the ODF version of the document in the title bar.
Comment 1 bmarcelly 2008-10-25 10:25:22 UTC
Let me propose another solution:

If OpenOffice 3.x loads a document in a given ODF version it should save it in the 
same ODF version.
If OpenOffice 3.x cannot save in this version a warning message is issued and then 
the "Save As" dialog is displayed.
This will solve current and future compatibility issues.

The "Save As" dialog of 3.x should be able to choose the ODF version. Default ODF 
version being the one in Tools > Options > Save.
This will allow to voluntarily upgrade a document to a newer version or downgrade to 
an older version, without changing the options.

With the API it should be possible to export to OpenOffice document with a specific 
ODF version.

Comment 2 ooo 2008-11-05 12:29:00 UTC
To CCs: This is indeed a problem and should be considered in our discussion
about how to treat saving in ODF 1.1/1.2/1.2++/...