OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 and tables in MS Office files
o.sinclair at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 07:25:19 UTC 2009
O. Sinclair wrote:
> Clay Weber wrote:
>> On Tuesday 20 October 2009 10:50:51 am O. Sinclair wrote:
>>> Have just found out that if you create a document with tables in Ooo
>>> 3.1.1 and then save it as MS Word 97 "doc" file the tables go missing.
>>> The contents of the cells are there but no table(s)
>>> I have tried rummaging around Launchpad to see if this is known and
>>> about to be fixed as it is a major headacher for my users who have to
>>> live with sending files in MS format to large number of contacts.
>>> Has anyone heard of this and knows the status?
>> Have you checked out OOo's forum or bug trackers? You may have more
>> luck there if there is nothing on Launchpad, especially as OOo is such a large
>> and distro/OS-spanning project.
>> But here are a couple of quickies:
>> Nothing helpful, though. I don't have this problem myself, but I only use a
>> small number of text docs with very simple tables in them, and I don't have
>> any problems opening them in Word 200-something at work.
> Thanks, I have managed to find that the bug is known and should be fixed
> with the RC release tomorrow:
> apparently a bug in openoffice.org-kde package to do with the kde filepicker
Found a temp solution: change the preferences to use OpenOffice Dialogs
(General settings) and the problem goes away. Will live with ugly
dialogues until bug is corrected.
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