Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 352651
[fix available] OpenOffice.org writer mail merge database file dialog "All files" does not work
Last modified: 2010-10-22 15:48:26 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #334841 +++
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
This patch fixes the issue.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
We're resyncing OOo to 2.3.0 for RHEL-5.2 so this will be part of that anyway.
In 2.3.0 by virtue of rebase
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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