Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 142055
OO.o: oocalc not associated with .xls files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:15 EST
Description of problem:
Calc doesn't seem to be properly associated with MS Excel (.xls) files.
To reproduce this, you'll obviously need a .xls file. Google for '.xls'.
When you right-click on a .xls file in Nautilus, the default might
actually be 'Open with "OpenOffice.org Calc"' - ignore that.
Right-click on the file, and go to 'Properties'. Click 'Open With'.
There isn't anything there. Next send the file to yourself as an
attachment with Evolution. When you click on the little arrow on the
attachment to get a context menu, the only option is 'Save as...'.
'application/vnd.ms-excel' probably just needs to be added to
Also, it looks like ooimpress is missing powerpoint. If MS has some
sort of 'drawing' format, oodraw needs that too.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This is fixed already in redhat-menus, new builds of OOo later than
1.1.2-12 that get built into 4E will have this taken care of. Please
check out 1.1.2-14.6.EL4 that's in /mnt/redhat/dist/4E.
(The problem was twofold: redhat-menus provides the actual .desktop
file, but OOo was using 'cp' on that file rather than making a
symlink, hence the need for a rebuild. The current 4E redhat-menus
has the fix, and so should the current OOo.)
For reference, see Bug 140390 and Bug 137520