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Speedier export of rich text cells

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Here is another performance improvement that just landed on master. Background It was brought to our attention that the performance of saving documents to ODF spreadsheet format had been degrading quite noticeably. This was especially true when the document contained … Continue reading

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Orcus integration into LibreOffice

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Last week was SUSE Hack Week, where we SUSE engineers were encouraged to be creative and work on whatever project that we had been dying to work on. Given this opportunity, I decided to try integrating my orcus library project … Continue reading

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What goes on when loading a file.

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I just had an opportunity to spend some time reading and analyzing what actually takes place when you do a mundane thing like opening a file. If you are a user, you wouldn’t think much when opening a new document. … Continue reading

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mso-dumper now packaged in OBS

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I’m happy to announce that the mso-dumper tool is now packaged in the openSUSE build service under my home repository. This tool is written in Python, and allows you to dump the contents of MS Office documents stored in the … Continue reading

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DBF import performance

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Here is another performance win! Importing dbf files into Calc is now quicker by 80%. You will probably notice the difference especially when importing a large dbf file. The test document I used had roughly 24000 rows, and importing that … Continue reading

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CSV import enhancement

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I had introduced two new HTML import options to control how numbers in cells are detected & converted during import. I had also hinted at the end of the post that I might … Continue reading

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HTML import option

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What’s new? I just checked in to the Go-OO master branch an enhancement to Calc’s HTML table import feature. With this enhancement, you can select a custom language to use when you import an HTML table, which affects how the … Continue reading

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It’s text when it’s quoted, stupid!

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Ok. This is another one I just checked into ooo-build trunk. It’s actually a very minor enhancement, but some people may find this useful. What I did is to modify Calc’s csv import filter to provide the users an option … Continue reading

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Importing Excel 2007 files

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The Excel 2007 filter for Calc is still on its way, but perhaps now is a good time to show the progress of this new Excel 2007 import filter work by Daniel Rentz and myself. Here is a screenshot of … Continue reading

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How to (pretend to) write an export filter

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It turns out that pretending to write an export filter, at least adding a new entry to the Export dialog, is quite easy. In fact, you don’t even have to write a single line of code. Here is what to … Continue reading

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