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Bug 159851 - won't open word document unless it has a .doc extension
Summary: won't open word document unless it has a .doc extension
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Caolan McNamara
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-08 17:03 UTC by Mark McLoughlin
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: 1.9.108-4
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-06-10 15:21:18 UTC

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Description Mark McLoughlin 2005-06-08 17:03:06 UTC
(Summary may be a bit of an over-generalisation but ...)

Basically, if I have a word doc "/tmp/Foo" and I do "oowriter /tmp/Foo" then I
get a dialog which just says

  Error reading file .

     [ OK ]

If I rename it to /tmp/Foo.doc it works fine.

The context here is that Firefox gets confused with some sites (e.g. yahoo mail)
and saves attachments like "Tax Assignment.doc" as "Tax" and launches See bug #159849

Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2005-06-08 17:04:42 UTC
(This by the way)

Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2005-06-09 15:53:54 UTC
Stupid binfilter module's typedetect gets called before writers where there is
no suffix hint and it uses clipboard ids to find the filter. Not realizing that
there are three filters with the same clipboardid and grabs the first one and
announces the word97 document as winword 5. Complete mess but easy to quick hack
fix, which will be in 1.9.108-3.

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