Comment 2 for bug 192056



Thanks for your response, which certainly has not help my problem. This is not a security issue. It also is not a BUG

Microsoft allows you to open password-protected files as read-only.
I purchased this laptop with LINUX to do presentations while traveling. So far I am stuck, I cannot use the laptop because all my presentations from my client are password protected for a reason.

Can you report this to Open Office developers? I know it is not a bug. But is there some patch that will allow me to open a Microsoft password-protected file in Open Office?

If there is no solution, then please say so. We can send a man on the moon, isn't there a way to resolve such a simple problem as opening a Microsoft Presentation password-protected file in Open Office?

With Kind Regards,

Yvette Grant
ITIL Service Manager
416-402-2563 (Mobile)
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-----Original Message-----
From: <email address hidden> [mailto:<email address hidden>]On Behalf Of
Jamie Strandboge
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 8:54 AM
To: <email address hidden>
Subject: [Bug 192056] Re: Cannot Open Read-only MS Office 2003 files

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu
better. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but this appears
to be a "regular" (non-security) bug. I have unmarked it as a security
issue since this bug does not show evidence of allowing attackers to
cross privilege boundaries nor directly cause loss of data/privacy.
Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

** Visibility changed to: Public

** This bug is no longer flagged as a security issue

Cannot Open Read-only MS Office 2003 files
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Status in Source Package "openoffice.org2" in Ubuntu: New

Bug description:
Binary package hint: openoffice.org2

I am using OpenOffice 2.0.

I am trying to open a read-only MS PowerPoint presentation in OpenOffice.
I received the folllowing error:
Read Error: The loading of password-encrypted Microsoft PowerPoint presentaions is not supported.

This seems to be a simple problem. Can you help please. This is crucial.

Kind Regards,