Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 334841
OpenOffice.org writer mail merge database file dialog "All files" does not work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:18 EST
Description of problem:
In OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 writer, when selecting a database file for a mail merge
document. The Open dialog does not show any files when the "All files" filter is
selected. If the filter is changed to a particular file type, then files of the
selected type shows up.
The problem is that NO files are shown when the "All files" filter is selected,
even though there are files in the directory. As soon as ANY specific file type
is selected in the filter drop down, files of that type show up in the dialog.
If "All files" is selected again, NO files are shown.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1 create the following files in a directory: test.csv, test.txt, test.xls (empty
2 Start OpenOffice.org Writer which should open with a new blank document
3 Select Mail Merge Wizard from the Tools menu
4 In the Mail Merge Wizard, select Use current document and click Next
5 Select Letter and click Next ( this option alone is seen on FC8 )
6 Click the Select Address List... button in the top right
7 Click the Add... button in the top right
8 Navigate to the directory with the files created earlier in the Open dialog
9 With All files selected, none of the earlier created files are visible
10 If Microsoft Excel is selected in the filter, the .xls file becomes visible
11 Similarly with Comma Separated Values, and Text document
12 If All files is selected again, no files are visible
NO files are shown when the "All files" filter is selected
all files should be shown when the "All files" filter is selected
Issue is reproducible on my F8 box.
Oh ! ignore the version mentioned for OpenOffice.org - 2.0.4. this bug is also
reproducible on rhel5.
hmm, there must be an assumption built into the filepicker api about always
having a default filter or something
That should fix it; next build.
For sake of tracking this patch. Patch link posted below.
openoffice.org-2.3.0-6.4.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update openoffice.org'
openoffice.org-2.3.0-6.4.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.