[ubuntu-za] OLE object in OOO Spreadsheet

William Walter Kinghorn williamk at dut.ac.za
Fri Mar 12 14:18:26 GMT 2010

Hi Robin,

Another thing to try, if you have the bandwith

Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office : http://www.sun.com/software/star/odf_plugin/


It is about 76 megs

possibly use this and save as Calc file, see if that works

I have not used this

It is also not the plugin from Microsoft, which I read somewhere is broken

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 16:08
To: Ubuntu South African Local Community
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] OLE object in OOO Spreadsheet

On Fri, 2010-03-12 at 15:46 +0200, William Walter Kinghorn wrote:

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


Hi William,

Thanks for the suggestion. I had thought of that, but the fact that we can open the embedded object on a different PC, without any possible access to an external version of the embedded file rules this out. It would seem, both from this fact, and the fact of the file size, that the files (.tif or pdf mostly) are "physically" embedded in the spreadsheet.


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