Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162875
Unable to insert OLE object in writer (of calc)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:09 EST
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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):
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.
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.
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.
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.....