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From Dave Barton ...@tasit.net>
Subject Re: OpenOffice 4.0 cannot open .doc file LO 4.1 can
Date Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:28:39 GMT
TN Patriot wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Sep 2013 08:14:19 +0200
> Dave Barton <db@tasit.net> wrote:
> 
>> TN Patriot wrote:
>>> On Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:06:18 -0700
>>> NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>> The MS Doc file on:
>>>> https://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssi/text-understanding-ssi.htm
>>>>
>>>>  USSI (MSWord)
>>>>  (311 KB doc)
>>>>
>>>> <https://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssi/documents/USSI%202012%20%20final%20clean%20copy%20on%203-30-12.doc>
>>>>
>>>> Cannot be opened with AOO 4.0. However it opens without issue using
>>>> LibreOffice 4.1.
>>>>
>>>> AOO:
>>>> AOO400m3(Build:9702)  -  Rev. 1503704
>>>> 2013-07-16 14:49:37 (Tue, 16 Jul 2013) - Linux x86_64
>>>>
>>>> LO:
>>>> Version: 4.1.0.4
>>>> Build ID: 89ea49ddacd9aa532507cbf852f2bb22b1ace28
>>>>
>>>> The error message is:
>>>>
>>>> "The file 'USSI 2012 final clean copy on 3-30-12.doc' is corrupt and
>>>> therefore cannot be opened. OpenOffice cna try to repair the file.
>>>>
>>>> The corruption could be the result of document manipulation or of
>>>> structural document damage due to data transmission.
>>>>
>>>> We recommend that you do not trust the content of the repaired document.
>>>> Execution of macros is disabled for this document.
>>>>
>>>> Should OpenOffice repair the file?"
>>>>
>>>> Clicking 'Yes' results in "Read-Error. Error reading file."
>>>>
>>>> And anyone reproduce?
>>>>
>>> Does the same here with my 4.0 also, but I don't believe it's a correct 'doc'
>>> file. It's put together more like a archive. Maybe LO is set up to open archives
>>> for some reason?
>>>
>>>
>>
>> It is in archive not binary (.doc) format. Change the extension to .docx
>> and it opens fine in 4.0 This suggests that AOO is only relying on the
>> file extension to determine which filter to use instead of analysing the
>> file header. I propose a bug report (RFE?) to fix this, plus a bug
>> report to fix the infinite loop if the user answers "No" in the "Repair"
>> dialog.
>>
>> Dave
>>
> 
>   Are you going to go ahead and make the bug report? I'm not the OP and s/he hasn't
>   piped in since his post. I simply tested it that it didn't open also on AOO
>   4.0...I didn't check the "loop" you're talking about.

I am short of time today, but unless Garry (NoOp) wants to submit the
reports first I will submit them tomorrow (~16:00 2013-09-12 GMT/UTC).

Dave





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