Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 236314
abiword fails to convert .doc files to other formats (libgsf error)
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:17:41 EDT
Description of problem:
abiword's command line conversion fails to produce correct output.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. abiword --to=odt file.doc
(AbiWord-2.4:19159): libgsf:msole-CRITICAL **: ole_get_block: assertion `block <
file.odt is produced, but it only contains some of the data in the original Word
I've tried a variety of .doc files, and have also tried --to=abw, --to=sxw,
but the problem is the same (libgsf CRITICAL msg).
This is most likely a problem with the .doc importer, NOT the exporter. Could
you attach the MS Word Document so we can try to find out what is going wrong here?
The libgsf CRITICAL msg comes from the WordPerfect file scanning routine
It's not the word doc content. I just created a new word file (in
OpenOffice.org) containing a single character 'a', and tried to do the
conversion with abiword again. Same Barf.
The libgsf:msole-CRITICAL message still appears on Fedora 7 with abiword.i386
The libgsf:msole-CRITICAL message is unrelated, and comes from the WordPerfect
document detection code. This message will be removed in AbiWord 2.6.
Note: Without any attached sample document, this bug will not be fixed.
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