Hagar de l'Est wrote:Do you still have the possibility to create another file to be uploaded here so that we can check? Beware that OOXML is not really an open format. Better avoid it. Some links in the first sticky of the Beginner section.
Thanks for the info, didn't realize xlsx was an attempt at an open format, but after reading the post you directed me to I will probably just stick with the xls format and that may solve my problem
As for the creation of another file I would love to do all I can to help anyone else that may not have a choice in the matter, so are you just wanting a copy of the file in question? It is a time sheet, so I will have to delete some of the content if that has any bearing on the situation.
MrProgrammer wrote:Since this is a "user assistance" forum (no development staff), we can't "fix" anything here, though there are other parts of openoffice.org for reporting bugs. Are there a lot of these password protected XLSX files? If not, open in Excel and then save without the password. Open that in Calc and save in ODS format, adding a password if desired. I realize this is less convenient than if OOo just opened the file, but it would serve as a workaround. (Recent versions of Excel are supposed to be able to open ODS files if the file must be usable from either product.)
I was figuring that it was most likely I was doing something wrong, so I wasn't seeking a fix, but user assistance on what I was supposed to be doing
It is just a single file, so I can do that quite easily. I did sucessfully open an ODF copy of the file (accidentally saved it as ODF without realizing it) and was able to open it in Excel, but it wasn't password protected at that point. I may try starting with saving it as xls to see if that is workable (since the majority of the time access will be from Excel) unless there some advantage to the ODF file format (other than the open source nature of it).
Thanks again guys!