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xlsx download

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:08 am
by caepperson3
I download a xlsx file then try to open it up and it starts the process and never opens any ideas? Please help
OpenOffice 4.1.6
Windows 10

Re: xlsx download

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:13 am
by esperantisto
Ask a good question. Share a file.

Re: xlsx download

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:19 am
by Zizi64
Try the LibreOffice. It has a littlebit higher compatibility with the foreign, half-standardized fileformats, like the xlsx.

And please upload the sample file here.

Re: xlsx download

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:57 pm
by John_Ha
1. File > Open > navigate to the file which should be saved to your PC. Open it.

Describe in detail what happens, giving any error messages etc.

Re: xlsx download

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:54 pm
by caepperson3
John_Ha wrote:1. File > Open > navigate to the file which should be saved to your PC. Open it.

Describe in detail what happens, giving any error messages etc.

I followed your instructions and it opens to the load page and the green bar moves a little bit then stops. No error messages nothing.

Re: xlsx download

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:15 pm
by Zizi64
What is the size of the file?

Re: xlsx download

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:25 pm
by RoryOF
How long have you waited? It has been known for some Calc files to take a very long time to open - I can recollect one report of a Calc file taking an hour.

Re: xlsx download

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:31 pm
by caepperson3
Zizi64 wrote:What is the size of the file?

6.78mb

Re: xlsx download

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:36 pm
by RoryOF
Because .xlsx is a compressed format the file in memory might be several times that in size; in turn, that suggests many cells and many formulae; I suggest trying to open the file and leaving computer alone (and I mean _alone_ - don't touch it) for about an hour. If it opens in that time, use /File /Save as and choose type .ods.
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Re: xlsx download

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:13 pm
by Zizi64
Zizi64 wrote:
What is the size of the file?


6.78mb


If the content of that file is not a few of pictures, but it is lots of numeric, textual data and formulas inside, then that is a so huge spreadsheet file. The conversion procedure at opening azt the file takes a lot of time. (The AOO and LO can work in the native formats only, therefore it is necessary to convert the foreign fileformats at the file opening.)

Can you share your file on a free file shating service?