Bug 187868 - Excel import support seems to be missing
Excel import support seems to be missing
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnumeric (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Hans de Goede
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-04-04 01:37 EDT by Corey Hoffman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-04-04 03:12:29 EDT
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Description Corey Hoffman 2006-04-04 01:37:07 EDT
Description of problem:
Excel import support seems to be missing

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Find a valid excel file (which previously worked in Gnumeric for FC4)
2. Open it in Gnumeric
Actual results:
A box pops up with "Error" in the title bar, and "Unsupported file format." 
in the text. The file does not open.

Expected results:
The spreadsheet should open.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2006-04-04 03:12:29 EDT
I guess you have a corrupt excell file there and that gnumeric checks become
more strict, excell import is most definetly included and works for me:
[hans@shalem ~]$ gnumeric
Reading file:///home/hans/doc/Landerbahnmodellen.xls
Excel 95

No problems there. If you feel this really is a bug please report it upstream:
(gnumeric is at the end of the page)

If you report it upstream please add a comment here with the bug ID, then I can
track it and integrate any fixes into Fedora's gnumeric.
Comment 2 Corey Hoffman 2006-04-04 21:37:26 EDT
After looking at gnumeric more, under Tools -> Plugins all plugins
were unselected, although the "Activate new plugins by default"
is checked. Activating the "MS Excel (tm)" plugin makes it import
xls files properly. This is on a new install of FC5, with specific directories 
from the previous install/home dir copied over.

Tested with a new user account on the machine. It had most plugins selected 
as it should.

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