[ubuntu-za] OLE object in OOO Spreadsheet

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 10:00:34 GMT 2010

Hi Robin

I found this: http://go-oo.org/discover/#gstreamer

Hope it helps.



On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Robin Bownes <robin at ncedatrust.org.za> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I hope that you can help. My sister-in-law, whom I recently migrated to
> Ubuntu and OpenOffice is experiencing the following problem.
> She is an accountant who receives spreadsheets from various companies. One
> company embeds a scan of an actual statement into a cell of the spreadsheet
> (.tif file) as an OLE object. The spreadsheet in question was set up, by the
> company, in Excel, and is sent to her in that format. In Excel, one just
> double clicks on the OLE object to open it in the default graphics viewer.
> However, in OpenOffice Spreadsheet, there is no "link" to the OLE object.
> Double clicking on the place-holder (a rectangle) for the OLE object does
> nothing. It would seem that the embedding process is semi-automated within
> Excel by use of the =embed() function (gather this by looking at file in
> Excel on a Windows machine). My current guess is that OpenOffice does not
> have (cannot find it), and is unable to use this function.
> If I cannot find a solution to this problem, my sister-in-law will have to
> revert to a Microsoft system, as this forms an important aspect of the work
> she does for this company. Is there an add-in, setting, etc. that we can
> use?
> Please help. Thanks.
> Robin
> --
> ubuntu-za mailing list
> ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-za

Systems Administrator
Library and Information Services
Stellenbosch University


More information about the ubuntu-za mailing list