[ubuntu-za] OLE object in OOO Spreadsheet

William Walter Kinghorn williamk at dut.ac.za
Fri Mar 12 13:46:57 GMT 2010

Hi All,

What might be a possible problem

An OLE is where the program ( Excel ) links to a file ( in this case a tif file ) from somewhere else ( eg under c:\mydoc\file.tif )

on linux, we cant get to a file under c:\mydoc\file.tif

So, you need to find where that file is, copy it to where you need it, and link ( OLE ) to it via OOo

This might be the problem

From: ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Robin Bownes [robin at ncedatrust.org.za]
Sent: 12 March 2010 15:38
To: Ubuntu South African Local Community
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] OLE object in OOO Spreadsheet

On Fri, 2010-03-12 at 15:20 +0200, Adrianna Pinska wrote:

> I have attached an
> anonymised (lekker woord ne) version of the file.

Can you send a screenshot of what this is supposed to look like in
Excel?  I see a bunch of pictures of empty boxes in column M, which
are saved as pictures of boxes when I save the document as html.

Hi Adrianna,

The file looks exactly the same in Excel, but those "empty" boxes, when double-clicked, open the .tif graphics file, which in this instance is a scan of a financial statement that applies to the other info in that row of the spreadsheet.


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