Bug 439422 - OpenOffice.org cannot open MS Office 2007 files
OpenOffice.org cannot open MS Office 2007 files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2008-03-28 13:26 EDT by Răzvan Sandu
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-10-08 09:37:33 EDT
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Description Răzvan Sandu 2008-03-28 13:26:24 EDT
Description of problem:

The current version of OpenOffice.org (2.4.0) cannot open & save Microsoft
Office 2007 files (.docx, .pptx, .xlsx). This is a serious stop for users, since
these files has begun to spread.

Until this functionality is available in OpenOffice 3.0, please consider
including in Fedora the odf-converter-integrator package, which is available at


A pre-made RPM file for Fedora is also available at this address.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2008-03-28 13:47:18 EDT
Are you volunteering to join the Fedora project as a packager and maintain it? 
Comment 2 Răzvan Sandu 2008-03-28 13:55:33 EDT

Yes, of course, but I need some precise guidance, since it will the first time
for me to do so. Also, please note that I'm not a programmer and it's not my
code (alpha code...)

Otherwise, I'll be *very* enthusiastic about doing it.

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2008-03-28 14:33:38 EDT
This should get you started:
Comment 4 Caolan McNamara 2008-03-29 09:09:29 EDT
FWIW from the Oo side in theory this should be redundant with OOo 3.0.0 in the
F-10 timescale
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 04:22:32 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 6 Răzvan Sandu 2008-10-08 09:37:33 EDT
we can close this, since OpenOffice 3.0 is almost out.


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