Bug 100679 - FILEOPEN Bad formating: objects (form controls) wrong positioned or to wide or ..
Summary: FILEOPEN Bad formating: objects (form controls) wrong positioned or to wide o...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: interoperability
Keywords: filter:docx
Depends on:
Blocks: DOCX-ActiveX-Legacy
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Reported: 2016-06-29 14:15 UTC by E.Mi
Modified: 2022-11-07 17:36 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

docx1 (51.54 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2016-06-29 14:16 UTC, E.Mi
Screenshot of bug (32.52 KB, image/png)
2016-06-29 23:02 UTC, Gert Van Waelvelde
The example file in Word and Writer (160.37 KB, image/png)
2022-11-07 17:36 UTC, Gabor Kelemen (allotropia)

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Description E.Mi 2016-06-29 14:15:33 UTC

Comment 1 E.Mi 2016-06-29 14:16:48 UTC
Created attachment 125983 [details]
Comment 2 Gert Van Waelvelde 2016-06-29 23:02:19 UTC
Created attachment 125996 [details]
Screenshot of bug
Comment 3 Gert Van Waelvelde 2016-06-29 23:08:02 UTC
Could you please confirm whether my screenshot shows the bad formatting you reported? If not, please describe your problem in detail and/or provide a screenshot of your own.

Thank you.
Comment 4 E.Mi 2016-06-30 00:21:36 UTC
Yes, your screenshot shows the problem
Comment 5 Gert Van Waelvelde 2016-06-30 09:01:10 UTC
The dropdownlist boxes on this form are either too small or too wide.

Could someone check whether this form displays correctly in MS Word?
It is does, this is a LO bug. If it looks the same in Word, this is not a bug.

Comment 6 E.Mi 2016-06-30 09:09:54 UTC
I can't check unfortunately.
Also there is text that is cut in the first page by the fields that doesn't show on your sreenshot
Comment 7 Gert Van Waelvelde 2016-06-30 09:41:55 UTC
This document was originally a Word document.
We need to find out if this problem occurs in Word as well, to rule out bad formatting by the creator of this document.

I guess you downloaded this document from the Internet?
Could you provide the URL of the document, so someone can download it directly and check it in MS Word?

Also, could you please say which operating system (including version) you are using?

Comment 8 E.Mi 2016-06-30 09:57:04 UTC
Yes I downloaded from the internet, I wanted to get Libreoffice better so i just opened google and searched for: site:.pt filetype:docx and checked the results on first and maybe second page.
I use Ubuntu 16.04
Comment 9 Gert Van Waelvelde 2016-06-30 20:23:00 UTC
Summary/description of this bug:

1) Open this document
2) The droplist boxes on the right look fine in MS Word, but are too wide in Writer (see screenshot)

This bug occurs in LibreOffice versions and later on GNU/Linux. 
Thank you for reporting this, ekari!
Comment 10 Cor Nouws 2016-08-05 21:52:34 UTC
probably already a problem in OOo
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2017-12-10 16:43:26 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Andreas Blochberger 2017-12-13 10:29:47 UTC
This bug is still present in
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2018-12-14 03:55:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 QA Administrators 2020-12-14 03:42:21 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 15 Katka 2021-07-26 10:12:03 UTC
Still repro with:
Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: cb2827f5f65324f309fa0e3c30d0b19ad237410e
CPU threads: 16; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19043; UI render: Skia/Vulkan; VCL: win
Comment 16 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2022-11-07 17:36:29 UTC
Created attachment 183451 [details]
The example file in Word and Writer

This seems to look decent enough in current 7.5 master.

The long dropdowns are not reproducible since about 6.2 anyways.