Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 136771
FC2 openoffice unable to import ppt presentation
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:52 EST
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Description of problem:
Openoffice is unable to open presentation in powerpoint format. It
stops about halfway importing, CPU usage goes to 100% and memory usage
increases slowly. I was able to open the same presentation with OO.o
in RH9, and with openoffice downloaded from openoffice.org.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the attached presentation
Actual Results: Openoffice gets stuck during import.
Expected Results: Load the presentation.
It's old SCO presentation about infringing linux code, maybe this
makes openoffice choke :).
Created attachment 105639 [details]
presentation the can't be opened
confirmed on 1.1.2-10 packages on FC2+FC3
Hmm, it actually works if you leave it alone long enough. The
presentation is _really_ graphic and 3D scene heavy though, so it
takes a while to import I guess. Took about 2 minutes here.
I installed OO.o 1.1.2 from openoffice.org and it opens the
presentation quite fast (less than 10 seconds).
Yes, ooo-build based versions (ie Ximian/Novell, Red Hat, others) have
an option on to "convert embedded objects" on load. That particular
option is what the issue here is, but its an all-or-nothing option.
either you convert them on load (and can therefore edit the objects,
like 3d WordArt, etc) or you can't edit them at all.
Option reverted to upstream in rawhide OOo 1.9.84-1