Bug 100493 - Import of DOCX with Content Controls displays wrong information
Summary: Import of DOCX with Content Controls displays wrong information
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 104823
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Vasily Melenchuk (CIB)
Whiteboard: interoperability
Keywords: filter:docx
Depends on:
Blocks: DOCX-Content_Control
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Reported: 2016-06-20 07:09 UTC by Wolfgang Unger
Modified: 2021-12-20 11:26 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Demonstration Document with 3 contained ContextControls (35.04 KB, application/vnd.ms-word.document.macroEnabled.12)
2016-06-20 07:09 UTC, Wolfgang Unger
Libreoffice VS Word 2010 (53.93 KB, image/png)
2016-10-13 12:07 UTC, Xisco Faulí
Display in normal view (88.14 KB, image/png)
2016-10-21 08:23 UTC, Wolfgang Unger
Display in design mode view (87.26 KB, image/png)
2016-10-21 08:25 UTC, Wolfgang Unger
Screenshot of the example document in current master (211.09 KB, image/png)
2021-12-20 11:24 UTC, Gabor Kelemen (allotropia)

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Description Wolfgang Unger 2016-06-20 07:09:17 UTC
Created attachment 125751 [details]
Demonstration Document with 3 contained ContextControls

Import of document with format "DOCX": any contained ContextControls are shown in the wrong way. 

Today the ContextControls are always shown as they are defined in the template.

As soon as they are related to a XML-storage in the document they shall NOT display the field itself but the data in the XML-storage. THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN AT THE MOMENT.

See attached demo-document - it contains 3 ContextControls that should show the texts "Test 2", "Test 3" and "Das ist ein Test-Text".
Comment 1 Xisco Faulí 2016-10-13 12:07:07 UTC
Created attachment 127986 [details]
Libreoffice VS Word 2010

Hi Wolfgang,
Thank you for reporting the bug.
I've checked it in Microsoft Word 2010 and Libreoffice and the result is same, See attached image.
Could you please add the steps to reproduce the issue?
Comment 2 Wolfgang Unger 2016-10-21 08:23:34 UTC
Created attachment 128114 [details]
Display in normal view
Comment 3 Wolfgang Unger 2016-10-21 08:25:33 UTC
Created attachment 128115 [details]
Display in design mode view
Comment 4 Wolfgang Unger 2016-10-21 08:29:59 UTC
We open the contextcontrol-document with MS Word 2010 (version 14.0.7173.5000 32-Bit), locally installed MS Office suite.
The resulting views I uploaded today, see according attachment. If you activate the design-mode in MS Word you see the context-controls in a slighly different way. So I uploaded both views that we can find.
If you use a web-based version of MS Office the result may differ, there we're currently in contact with MS in order to find a solution...
Comment 5 Wolfgang Unger 2016-10-21 08:53:18 UTC
There are no special steps required - just open the file with the appropriate version of MS Word and you should get the same view that is shown in the new attachment(s).
Comment 6 Buovjaga 2016-11-03 10:48:15 UTC
(In reply to Wolfgang Unger from comment #0)
> As soon as they are related to a XML-storage in the document they shall NOT
> display the field itself but the data in the XML-storage. THAT DOES NOT

What does this mean? Do we need some XML-storage to see it like in your screenshots? Does this explain, why Xisco is not seeing the "Test 2" etc. in Word 2010?
Comment 7 Wolfgang Unger 2016-11-04 07:53:57 UTC
Behavior of Word2010 of Xisco cannot be explained - we tested again with several different computers and the presented view was always as shown in my latest attachments/screenshots.

Only the browser-based office365 (latest version) shows the wrong view (identical to Xisco's experience), but depending on the account that you're using (MS makes differences between professional and 'normal' users... - here we're in contact with MS to get more insight).

ContextControls work like a view on XML-data that is stored INSIDE of the document. Just open the Zip-Conainer (or rename ContextControls.docm to ContextControls.zip) and you will find an additional directory named customXml. Inside you see 3 Xml-Files named item1.xml, item2.xml and item3.xml - these contain the data to be shown as content of these ContextControl-UI-elements.
Comment 8 Buovjaga 2016-11-14 16:04:47 UTC
Ok, I confirm MSO 2013 shows the controls while LibO does not.

Win 8.1 32-bit
MSO 2013
LibO Version:
Build ID: c5f5b3e5334c52502c1de28828a44ad469c68850
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.2; UI Render: default; Layout Engine: new; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2016-11-14_06:24:19
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI); Calc: group
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2017-12-10 16:42:53 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2019-12-11 03:37:37 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2020-11-25 15:42:23 UTC
Still a problem in:

Version: (x64)
Build ID: cb084f475db33a2cfc62bc9c8de37b8c3c87b3c7
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: hu-HU (hu_HU); UI: en-US
Calc: CL
Comment 12 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2021-12-20 11:24:04 UTC
Created attachment 177031 [details]
Screenshot of the example document in current master

This seems to work now in:

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 82ceab070de76d447505a598d07d5a9a1c48d80d
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: hu-HU (hu_HU.UTF-8); UI: hu-HU
Calc: threaded

after the fix of bug 104823
Comment 13 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2021-12-20 11:26:11 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 104823 ***