Openoffice documents show "File Download" dialog with preview enabled



  • For as long as I could remember, when Preview mode is set to Smart or Enabled, a Internet Explorer “File Download” dialog always pops up. When I disable the Preview pane, that dialog goes away.

    AFAIK, all Openoffice documents are affected by this bug

    Here’s a screenshot:

    http://img223.imageshack.us/my.php?image=problemss7.jpg



  • What is set for the OpenOffice filetypes under “Configuration / Preview, Command Line” (ods etc.)?



  • Never noticed that option before….

    all Openoffice filetypes are listed under ‘internet’ (which explains the IE file download box).

    edit> Openoffice provides a ActiveX control, but it isn’t installed by default. Install that, and I bet it will work then.

    Openoffice setup doesn’t register the activeX control either. You have to do it manually:

    regsvr32 “C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\Basis\program\so_activex.dll”

    btw, it works 🙂 A little cramped with the extra buttons that Openoffice provides, but works none-the-less


  • conexware

    nice 🙂


 

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