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Unable to open .xlsx files with calc version 2.1

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:54 am    Post subject: Unable to open .xlsx files with calc version 2.1 Reply with quote

When trying to open up a xlsx file in open office I get a filter selection window everytime? This will be a huge problem if open office does not support Microsoft office 2007. Does anyone know how to fix this so you can open up .docx and xlsx files in open office? I have tried creating new file types with these names and association them with Scalc and writer but still getting the Filter selection window.

Please Help!

Thanks, Neal
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like OpenOffice.org does not support .xslx as yet. See

http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=53734&highlight=word+xml
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone else have any information? Surely there is something that can be done?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As earlier versions of Microsoft Office don't support the latest file formats, there will be a big demand for users of Office 2007 to save in old formats for years to come. Just ask whoever supplied the file.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will there be a solution for this?

Since this is Microsofts attempt at an open standard, why isnt open office able to use it? Or did they just do this to shut openoffice out?

I have been fine with open office for many years now and I have converted offices and other people too. I would hate to have to go out and buy it or have my wife load it on here from her site license from her work.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new format looks very much like a ruse to seduce people away from open document formats. AFAIK, it is another closed format.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OpenXML is horrid. It's not entirely open and has some awful definitions in it in the form 'do this like Word 6 does'. Try creating a file in Word and saving it in .docx. Then redo this but save the file as .doc, then convert to .docx. The internals of the file are completely different showing that the format is either not well specified or MS does not have a clue what it's doing, or both.

ODF is the true standard. Moan at MS for not supporting it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

noranthon wrote:
The new format looks very much like a ruse to seduce people away from open document formats. AFAIK, it is another closed format.


Sums it up well, it has little to nothing to do with creating a new worthwhile format.

It is not open, and their antics while trying to get it approved as an ISO standard says alot. Ironically I've started using Open Office a lot more since then, even uninstalling Microsoft Office.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can convert .xlsx to .odp (for use in OpenOffice.org) using odfconverter or to .xls (still compatible with OOo by using Office Compatibility Pack. The latter is Windows only
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