Bug 216665 - open office asks with which subpart to open file when opening .ppt over http://
open office asks with which subpart to open file when opening .ppt over http://
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
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Reported: 2006-11-21 09:17 EST by Stefan Geuns
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Stefan Geuns 2006-11-21 09:17:38 EST
Description of problem:
If I open a powerpoint file with openoffice through kde, OO asks me what the 
filetype is, while I said in kde open with 'presentation'. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a ppt file in konqueror and open with 'presentation'.
2. See how OO ask the filetype.
Actual results:

Expected results:
OO should know that if I open a powerpoint file with 'presentation' that it is 
a powerpoint file and it should open without questions.

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Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2006-11-21 09:57:50 EST
attach the presentation if you can, it might be the case that there's something
special about this specific presentation if it was detected as a .ppt initially
on the simple test, but then not as one on the deeper attempt to open it by OOo

Also output of...
> rpm -q openoffice.org-impress
Comment 2 Stefan Geuns 2006-11-21 10:05:16 EST
The file is: 
(Actually, all files on that page do this, but I also found other files with 
the same behaviour, but I do not have those links anymore)

I just found out that kde tries to open it with: 
openoffice.org-2.0 -impress %U
If I open it with ooimpress it does work. 
If I open openoffice.org-2.0 -impress from the commandline it does go to 
impress without asking (without filename, so empty presentation).

$ rpm -q openoffice.org-impress

Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2006-11-21 10:20:57 EST
openoffice.org-2.0 -impress /path/to/filename should open it as well
Comment 4 Stefan Geuns 2006-11-21 10:31:02 EST
That seems to work too, but then I have to save the file first.
If I open the file with: ooimpress %U it fails to detect too, but if I open it 
with ooimpress it does work. Same also for openoffice.org-2.0 -impress, 
without the %U it works, with it, it asks for the type first.
Maybe a kde bug instead of OOo bug? Or the default setting in fedora should be 
changed in the launching to work without the '%U'?
Comment 5 Caolan McNamara 2006-11-21 10:41:26 EST
the %U is supposed to be the field that gets replace with the filename by
KDE/GNOME, i.e. 

foome %U twiddle

turns into 

foome "/tmp/filename.ods" twiddle
Comment 6 Caolan McNamara 2006-11-28 10:38:58 EST
Upstreamed as http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=72068:
seems specific to typedetection of .ppt when passing http://location/foo.ppt to
OOo, problem isn't there for .doc or for .odp

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