ODF 1.0/1.1 did not specify a standard for spreadsheet formulas. Formulas
were left implementation-specific. Microsoft did not support the
OpenOffice.org-specific formulas. Instead, they used Excel-specific
formulas in ODF 1.1. On input of a not-supported formula expression, Excel
in Office 2007 and 2010 drops the formula and preserves the last-calculated
value. Whether a wise choice or not, that is what's done.
As Regina says, Office 2013 supports ODF 1.2, including its OpenFormula
specification. OpenFormula is also used by current implementations of
LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice when their documents are saved as ODF 1.2,
so there is interoperability of formulas shared between ODF 1.2 implementing
From: James Knott [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 05:20
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] how to tell m$ about ods formula behaviour
after opening in m$ excel 2010 (yes, m$ can open ods
spreadsheets, so use that format please!!!) , the formulas were lost,
leaving only the result values in the spreadsheet cells.
Instead of reporting another erroneous LO bug, does someone know how
to forward this error with m4 excel 2010 to m$ bug reporting service?
That is a well known "feature" of MS Office. Excel would replace
formulas with calculated values. For some reason, MS thought that was
appropriate, even though no other spreadsheet app does that. This was
back in the days when MS was ramming their OOXML "standard" through ISO.
I believe, though don't know, that this has been corrected in later
versions of MS Office. This is one bug that can be laid squarely at the
feet of MS and one might even suspect it was deliberate.
Bottom line, there's nothing for LO to fix.
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