Created attachment 125419 [details]
Example document, text frame with two columns
Open Writer, create a frame and set more than one column. Save the file as .docx or .doc. The resulting Word document will not have columns in the text frame.
Analysis by Miklos Vajna:
Here is how I see the situation:
- Writer has TextFrames -- complex content (including multiple columns),
- Writer has draw shapes -- complex geometry, editeng text (no multiple
- Writer has TextBoxes, which kind of combines the two together
- Word has TextBoxes, which is also kind of the combination of the two,
but with a few features removed, like multiple columns
So the correct fix would be to have Word implement this feature Writer
has. Possible workarounds I can imagine in our side:
- export the two-column TextFrame as two TextBoxes, and link them --
that way content will flow between the two automatically, similarly to
the multi-column feature
- export it as a single-row, two-column table, though that would lack
the auto-text-flow feature
Implementing the first (Writer multi-column -> Word linked text) would
be more or less layout-compatible.
Build ID: 690f553ecb3efd19143acbf01f3af4e289e94536
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.2; UI Render: default; Layout Engine: new;
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); Calc: CL
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