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From zhangjf <>
Subject Re: Shape/Form control alt text import and export for Excel 2003
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2012 08:30:47 GMT
I suggest you log this discussion into the bug as comments too.
Although this mail list will be archived too, it is helpful to find
all it's related background and technical info in one single place.


On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 4:03 PM, Jianyuan Li <> wrote:
> Thanks for everyone.
> I will use "Description" for Alt text because Alt text allow multiple lines
> which are supported by "Description" other than "Title". I have tried with
> "Title", multiple lines will become as one line with return removed after
> import.
> 2012/6/8 Armin Le Grand <>
>>        Hi Jianyuan Li,
>> On 07.06.2012 10:08, Jianyuan Li wrote:
>>> Hi, All,
>>> In Excel 2003, for shape and form control, there is an attribute named
>>> "alt
>>> text". But Aoo shape and form control do not have an attribute similar
>>> like
>>> it. So when Aoo import them, this attribute will be omitted. And on
>>> exporting it as an Excel 2003 file, this attribute will not be exported.
>>> So
>>> on opening the export file in Excel 2003, incorrect attribute value will
>>> be
>>> shown. There is a bug related to it:
>>> To fix this issue, is there someone having a good solution? How about
>>> import alt text as the title(in shape description dialog) in Aoo? And then
>>> export the Aoo title as Excel 2007 alt text?
>> There are 'Title', 'Description' and 'Name' properties for each shape.
>> "alt text" sounds more like many lines, so I would suggest to use
>> 'Description' for it, maybe there is also a good fit for 'Title'. The
>> property 'Name' should be a short string and is shown in the navigator,
>> maybe also a good candidate to add something useful.
>> HTH!
>> Sincerely,
>>        Armin
>> --
>> ALG

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