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On Mon, 2012-05-07 at 19:23 -0700, Paul Schwartz wrote:
From: Dan Lewis <>
Sent: Monday, May 7, 2012 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Read error on .ods file

On Mon, 2012-05-07 at 21:20 -0400, Jay Lozier wrote:

On 05/07/2012 07:11 PM, Paul Schwartz wrote:
I recently installed Libre Office [default on a new Ubuntu 12.04 install]. I have a file 
that opens fine with Open Office but generates a Read error with Libre Office.

Any clues on how to solve this problem?


Paul Schwartz

What is the error message? Also, can you post the file on Nabble so 
someone can try to find the problem.

A possible work around is to unzip the ods file to recover the xml data 
file and then open that in LO. I forget what the default Ubuntu archive 
utility is.

Neither gunzip nor fileroller/Archive Manager work. gunzip says

gunzip STOCKS.ods
gzip: STOCKS.ods: unknown suffix -- ignored

Archive Manger says

Could not open "STOCKS.ods"

Archive type not supported.

I tried changing the name to; same thing.


Jay Lozier

   The name is Archive Manager, and the file name is fileroller.


     To change the name of the file, right click STOCKS.ods. Click
Rename from the popup menu. Use the End key to move the cursor to the
end of STOCKS.ods. Use the back arrow to remove "ods". Enter zip in its
place. You should not see If you do, type Enter. Now apply
gzip to it.


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