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From NoOp <gl...@sbcglobal.net>
Subject RESOLVED: Re: OpenOffice 4.0 cannot open .doc file LO 4.1 can
Date Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:56:42 GMT
On 09/11/2013 06:28 AM, Dave Barton wrote:
> 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
> 

Thanks Dave/all. Indeed renaming the file to .docx allows opening in AOO
4.0. Dave, I'd appreciate if you can submit the bug report for me - I'm
traveling & do not always have access to the internet. Thanks.

Gary



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