Bug 162875 - Unable to insert OLE object in writer (of calc)
Unable to insert OLE object in writer (of calc)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
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Reported: 2005-07-10 21:12 EDT by Robert Locke
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.9.116-3
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Last Closed: 2005-07-13 03:55:45 EDT
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Description Robert Locke 2005-07-10 21:12:16 EDT
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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.

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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 03:56:52 EDT
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 08:44:47 EDT
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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