Bug 159851 - OpenOffice.org won't open word document unless it has a .doc extension
OpenOffice.org won't open word document unless it has a .doc extension
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
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Reported: 2005-06-08 13:03 EDT by Mark McLoughlin
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.9.108-4
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-06-10 11:21:18 EDT
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Description Mark McLoughlin 2005-06-08 13:03:06 EDT
(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
OpenOffice.org. See bug #159849
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2005-06-08 13:04:42 EDT
(This openoffice.org-1.9.104-1 by the way)
Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2005-06-09 11:53:54 EDT
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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