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OS/2, eCS & ArcaOS - Technical => Applications => Topic started by: Neil Waldhauer on January 17, 2021, 06:01:02 pm

Title: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Neil Waldhauer on January 17, 2021, 06:01:02 pm
Starting with version 4.1.8, charts seem to vanish in the following scenario.

1. Edit the chart
2. Save the spreadsheet in .ODS format
3. Close Open Office
4. Open the spreadsheet; the chart is gone

A potential workaround is to save in .XLS format instead

I opened a bug report as described in the readme. Thanks to all who helped me get an account to report this.

https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=128427 (https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=128427)
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Doug Bissett on January 17, 2021, 06:48:45 pm
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Starting with version 4.1.8, charts seem to vanish in the following scenario.

I see that too. I did some research, and found that the OS/2 version fails to save the chart. If I do exactly the same thing in windows AOO 4.1.8, it does what it is supposed to do. I can then open the sheet in OS/2, and the chart is there. If I then close, with save, and open it again, it is gone. Actually that isn't quite right, because there is a small blank spot where the chart should be. The chart is gone in windows too.

I haven't had the time to try to report this. I do remember reporting something a couple of years ago, and it took hours to work through the reporting procedure. FWIW, there is a report that describes the problem. It was dismissed as being an invalid chart setup (obviously wrong, but I haven't looked recently so there may be more).

Never thought about saving as .XLS. I will try that. At least it is a work around. Thanks...
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Ian Manners on January 18, 2021, 11:26:49 am
Have not used the spreadsheets since upgrading AOO to v4.1.8, just opened up my spam stats, no changes made to the charts or the chart data but I did add a note to a separate column, saved the spreadsheet, exited, then opened that spreadsheet again and the charts are gone, just a blank space on each page.
So.. the problem is easy to verify.

Glad everything is backed up!
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Neil Waldhauer on February 04, 2021, 03:29:59 am
I opened a bug report as described in the readme. Thanks to all who helped me get an account to report this.

https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=128427
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Matthias Seidel on February 04, 2021, 10:56:30 pm
Hi Neil,

Thank you for the report!

Could you please have a look at:
https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=128426

Although this is for macOS it sounds similar.
Fortunately it could be solved with a rebuild on macOS, so maybe Yuri can do some tests with the (soon to be released on Windows, macOS, Linux) version 4.1.9 of Apache OpenOffice.
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Neil Waldhauer on February 05, 2021, 05:02:27 am
I don't have a Mac available to test, but the description seems to match the problem I see on ArcaOS.
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Matthias Seidel on February 08, 2021, 05:54:21 pm
Hi Neil,

Yes, it sounds similar.

Fortunately, this issue could be fixed with a rebuild and didn't need code changes.
Maybe Yuri can try different compiler switches? AOO 4.1.9 was released yesterday.

Regards,
   Matthias
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: David McKenna on February 08, 2021, 07:55:30 pm
 I recently updated libicu to version 68 (to try the QTWebtest browser) and am now getting crashes in OpenOffice 4.1.8 - anyone else see this? The Quickstart almost always crashes at boot, and going to 'Tools->Options' always crashes...
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: TeLLie on February 08, 2021, 08:31:24 pm
Hi David,
Yes i had this to.
I did some debugging with Silvan about this.
Seems the i18npool.dll is the cullpit

But when you copy the dll's from v65 back to the OO /program dir, the crashes are gone.
Or go back to v0.65

Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: David McKenna on February 08, 2021, 09:54:58 pm
 Hi Tellie

  OK, then it's not just my system. I was going to report it, but I guess Silvan already knows. I have gone back to version 65 and it works fine that way, thanks.

Regards,
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Matthias Seidel on November 11, 2021, 04:45:02 pm
I don't have a Mac available to test, but the description seems to match the problem I see on ArcaOS.

Hi Neil,

Were you able to test AOO 4.1.11?
The problem should be fixed...
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Neil Waldhauer on November 12, 2021, 03:42:33 pm
I haven't seen a build of OpenOffice 4.1.11 yet. I do not have a system set up to do AOO builds.
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Per E. Johannessen on November 12, 2021, 04:01:42 pm
According to https://www.bitwiseworks.com it was available on Nov. 4.
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Mike Kölling on November 12, 2021, 04:59:56 pm
According to https://www.bitwiseworks.com it was available on Nov. 4.

It's running well on my systems.
Mike
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Rene Hvidsoe on November 12, 2021, 05:02:40 pm
I have the new version too.

working fine.

Best Regards

Rene
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Neil Waldhauer on November 13, 2021, 02:35:40 am
According to https://www.bitwiseworks.com it was available on Nov. 4.

Someone should tell OS/2 World about it. It deserves to be promoted.

Did you guys who have it installed verify the bug Matthias Seidel asked about?
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Rene Hvidsoe on November 13, 2021, 08:43:32 am

Have tried with charts no issues yet.

Best regards
Rene
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Mike Kölling on November 13, 2021, 01:58:51 pm
Did you guys who have it installed verify the bug Matthias Seidel asked about?

I can confirm that the issue with lost diagrams is gone.

Regards,
Mike
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Remy on November 16, 2021, 01:42:11 am
Hi tried to download the files but dropbox no more works under current OS/2 firefox built !
I than tried to use firefox under windows 10 ans it failed too and finally, I could get files using google chrome !
Did bww check the link as been usable under os/2 arcaos before sending the download link ?

Regards   
 
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Eugene Tucker on November 16, 2021, 02:05:38 am
Remy, I got my Apache Open Office fromthe drop box in Firefox.
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Dariusz Piatkowski on November 16, 2021, 04:46:12 am
Same experience as Remy...thought it kind of sad that I needed Win stuff to carry on with my OS/2 "latest & greatest" though  ???!
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Silvan Scherrer on November 16, 2021, 09:10:50 am
Hi tried to download the files but dropbox no more works under current OS/2 firefox built !
I than tried to use firefox under windows 10 ans it failed too and finally, I could get files using google chrome !
Did bww check the link as been usable under os/2 arcaos before sending the download link ?

Regards   
 
To be honest, if we only use OS/2 friendly services we run out of possibilities very fast.
But I personally had no issue downloading it with OS/2. On Win I'm not using firefox since long, so I didn't test that. Chrome and Edge run ok.
Title: Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
Post by: Ian Manners on November 16, 2021, 10:57:34 am
Download works fine with Firefox under OS/2 or Linux, as long as you have allowed third party cookies. Allowing 3rd party cookies is a stupid idea as far as security goes for dropbox but that's the way of the world now.