Bug: OLE transfer from odg to odt

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Bug: OLE transfer from odg to odt

Philippe Martin-4
Milwaukee, January 22, 2006

OS: Windows XP

Hello:

I repeatedly encountered a writing error - general failure when saving
an .odt which contains an OLE transferred from .odg to .odt, when the
OLE contains a formula.

1.  I paste a picture from the clipboard onto a drawing .odg
2. I add a formula to the picture
3. I group everything into an objet
4.  I copy to the clipboard
5. I paste it into the text document .odt

I cannot save the document that contains the OLE with its formula.  I
can save it if there are no formulae attached to the object.

Philippe Martin
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Re: Bug: OLE transfer from odg to odt

Mathias Bauer
Philippe Martin wrote:

> Milwaukee, January 22, 2006
>
> OS: Windows XP
>
> Hello:
>
> I repeatedly encountered a writing error - general failure when saving
> an .odt which contains an OLE transferred from .odg to .odt, when the
> OLE contains a formula.
>
> 1.  I paste a picture from the clipboard onto a drawing .odg
> 2. I add a formula to the picture
> 3. I group everything into an objet
> 4.  I copy to the clipboard
> 5. I paste it into the text document .odt
>
> I cannot save the document that contains the OLE with its formula.  I
> can save it if there are no formulae attached to the object.

It is a known limitation of Writer that it can't insert object groups
containing OLE objects. If you try to do so in OOo1.x you will see that
in this case the OLE objects are dropped.

In OOo2.x this dropping is not done and the result is a disaster. This
issue is fixed for OOo2.0.2, but of course only to the state of OOo1.x:
OLE objects are dropped in this case. We hope to improve this in OOo3.0.

Until then please always transfer OLE objects from Draw/Impress/Calc to
Writer individually, not grouped together with other objects.

Best regards,
Mathias

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