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From ni...@rndmartin.cix.co.uk (R N D Martin)
Subject Re: OpenOffice 4.0 cannot open .doc file LO 4.1 can
Date Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT
In article <52334694.5060807@scootersdesk.com>, scooter@scootersdesk.com (Scooter)
wrote:

> *From:* Scooter <scooter@scootersdesk.com>
> *To:* users@openoffice.apache.org
> *Date:* Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:08:36 -0400
> 
> Win 7 AOO4.0
> I did as suggested: changed the doc to docx and it opened without 
> further problems.
> I agree with Dave this should not have occurred and I hope it will 
> be addressed in the next upgrade.
> I will apply this "trick" on other problem doc files.
> 
> Take Care.
> Scooter
> College Park, MD USA
> 
> Dave Barton wrote on 9/11/2013 2:14 AM:
> > 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
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 
> > 
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> 
I've had no problems with docx files with this and earlier versions of AOO for some
time now.

Niall Martin


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