Posted by: Anonymous
on September 12, 2007 03:02 AM
A couple of years ago I was doing some estimates for my boss and used just this trick. I created the calc spreadsheet, and embedded it into a writer document. Then when I started typing in the spreadsheet cells the tool bars at the top changed to the calc tool bars. The only problem with this combination was that my boss believed in MS Office and considered Open Office to be a cheap toy. So, I exported the document in Word .doc format and checked it on his machine and discovered that the text document was indeed in word format (exactly matching the original document). However, the embedded spreadsheet was another matter completely. The original embedded spreadsheet was evidently there -- in the original calc format, and a graphic image of the spreadsheet which could be easily read and printed, but which could not be edited.