Re: Gnumeric crashes opening a particular type of xls file.

On Fri, Sep 10, 2004 at 03:26:59PM -0500, David Stanaway wrote:
I have an xls file here which I get from one of my companies providers
which crashes gnumeric, and gets treated as a text file in oocalc. The
file magic doesn't mean anything to me. I am not sure what program was
used to generate the XL.

$ od -c r7985d090904mrhmmJd3miqi3DoqtYLvhLy79TrqRr.xls  | more
0000000  \t  \0 004  \0 002  \0  \n  \0 037  \0 002  \0 027  \0 036  \0
0000020  \b  \0  \a   G   e   n   e   r   a   l 036  \0 002  \0 001   0

This is pre-OLE era BIFF, ie it was generated by or for an Excel more than
a decade old. I don't have a Gnumeric source tree at the moment, so I can't
help immediately.


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