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Bug 162875 - Unable to insert OLE object in writer (of calc)
Summary: Unable to insert OLE object in writer (of calc)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Version: 4
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Caolan McNamara
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-07-11 01:12 UTC by Robert Locke
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version: 1.9.116-3
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-07-13 07:55:45 UTC

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Description Robert Locke 2005-07-11 01:12:16 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050524 Fedora/1.0.4-4 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
When trying to insert an existing .ods (calc) spreadsheet into an .odt (writer) document, via Insert-Object-OLE Object - Existing file, error ensues: The operation on "filename" was started with an invalid parameter.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Save existing spreadsheet as .ods
2. From writer choose, Insert-Object-OLE Object
3. Choose "Create from file..."
4. Locate file
5. Select OK

Actual Results:  Error ensues as defined in description

Expected Results:  File should have been inserted.

Additional info:

This did work in various incarnations of 1.1 under earlier FC releases.  Have also tried using an older .sxc file to try to import that without success.

Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-11 07:56:52 UTC
after you select the file is there "//" at the start of the path in the file
location shown in the insert ole dialog, if so change it to "/" manually and see
if that makes it work. I think it's a small problem of the file selecter.

Comment 2 Robert Locke 2005-07-11 12:44:47 UTC
Fantastic!  That was it, just didn't notice the pair of "//" at the
beginning....  Thank you - as this is easy enough to work around now.....

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