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MS internet Explorer 8 - Openoffice shows incorrect

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Problems with Calc and Writer plugin/addon in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
1) A calc dokument opened in IE8 opens in IE8 but does not show the top 5,6,7 rows or Menu bar.
2) A writer document opened in IE8 does not open in the addon (so_activex), but IE8 tries to open the document as an ZIP file.

Are there solutions or suggestions to solve the problems?
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Question by:birgeradslhomedk
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by:moorhouselondon
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This might sound like a facetious answer.  To be honest I wouldn't be using this combination of applications full stop.  Why not use Firefox rather than IE any version?
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by:birgeradslhomedk
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Yes, I know there are alternatives, but due to company demands it must be IE and OOo.
 
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by:moorhouselondon
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From what I can see from the graphic you posted, it seems that there might be a miscalculation between the position of Row 1 of the Spreadsheet and the top of the enclosing panel.  What happens if you set Calc so that in View, none of the Toolbars, Menubars is displayed?  In other words, if you get rid of all those toolbars etc., does the Spreadsheet display correctly?
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by:moorhouselondon
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Which did you install first, IE8 or OOO?  If the answer is OOO, try uninstalling it, and then reinstalling it to refresh the associated registry keys.
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by:birgeradslhomedk
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In full screen (F11) I still have the same view in CALC. Missing top of document.
Installation history was IE 7 -> OOo2x -> OOo 3.0.0 -> OOo 3.0.1 -> IE8.
I will try uninstall OOO + restart + registry ccleaner and delete OOo folders + restart + install OOo301 + restart
Are there also some comments to 1)  ???
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by:birgeradslhomedk
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Sorry
Are there also some comments to 2)  ???
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by:moorhouselondon
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If a registry cleaner is used then this could cause a problem - particularly if the utility was written before IE8 became available.  It is my belief that Registry Cleaners do not cope well with "unusual" entries in the Registry, and IE8 is highly likely to have a generous sprinkling of these upon install.
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by:birgeradslhomedk
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OK, I will not use Registry ccleaner. But manually delete OOo files and registry entries.
Thanks for the tip
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by:birgeradslhomedk
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I now tired to reinstall OOO301 and even tested on Windows7RC1. Still the same problems. No change.
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by:birgeradslhomedk
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Problem 2) Solved! A writer document opened in IE8 does not open in the addon (so_activex), but IE8 tries to open the document as an ZIP file.
The solution was to add mime type definition file called .htaccess on the webserver
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text .odt
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet .ods
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation .odp
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics .odg
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.chart .odc
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.formula .odf
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.database .odb
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.image .odi
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text-master .odm
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text-template .ott
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet-template .ots
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation-template .otp
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics-template .otg
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.chart-template .otc
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.formula-template .otf
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.image-template .oti
AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text-web .oth
Still have problems with 1)
 

 
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OK
It sems that there is a generel problem with the embeded tag and the IE8/OOo combination.
I have now solved the problem by unregister the OOO activeX element.
 C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\Basis\program> regsvr32 so_activex.dll /u
Now the IE8 opens a windows to save or open the files. Wtih OPEN the document directly goes into OpenOffice program.
 
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