Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 471017
gnumeric rawhide can't open XLS files
Last modified: 2008-11-17 06:36:25 EST
Description of problem:
gnumeric can't open .xls (microsoft excel) files. Fedora 9 version could open them without issue
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to open xls file
2. Get unsupported format error
Get unsupported format error
It seems the package hasn't been rebuilt for F-10. I tried a simple F-10 rebuild in koji to see if that would resolve the issue (http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=926137) but to no avail. Not sure what else has changed since then. I use gnumeric extensively as its a more lightweight than oo.org for simple spreadsheets. There's also version 1.8.3 out
Works for me.
When i open my xls doc it says "Invalid MS Proprietary section"
but opens the xls file.
I am using one from:
Can you attach the xls file you are using please.
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No option to save as excel
Unfortunately I can't provide a copy of the spreadsheets I use. But I'll attach a screen shot as you can't even save a new spreadsheet as excel. I'm not sure if its because I'm missing a library that it needs. I've also tried with the build you provided from koji above.
Works for me.
Working a book in xls format is working, if that is what you meant.
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works for me
Can you please check this for me please.
I have the excel libraries:
[huzaifas@dhcp1-72 ~]$ rpm -ql gnumeric | grep excel
OK, it appears for some reason on a clean install all the plugins were disabled. Once I enabled them it now works OK.
Strange i did a clean install too and none of them were disabled.
Closing this anyways.