If you have some bibliography entries present in your odt file and save it as doc or docx, you lose all bibliography. The actual text of those bibliography entries and index is still present (mostly), but the "metadata" are lost, so you can no longer insert the entries, update the entries or update the index. Simply put, it gets converted to a plain text.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use the attached .odt file or create a new file by inserting new document-local bibliography entry and add a bibliography index
2. save the document as doc and docx (or see the attached documents)
You can't right click on biblio entries or index and see "bibliography entry" or "edit/update index" menu items. If you add a new index, it's empty. LO is not aware of any biblio in the document.
LO shows "[ CITATION "ABC"]" instead of "[ABC]" for entries. If you try to edit it using the right click menu, you see that all the metadata except title are empty (author, year). If you click "update index" on the index, again all the metadata except title disappear.
Doc and docx work the same way as odt.
User Profile Reset: No, but I tried this on several different computers (same OS, different users).
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Fedora; Linux x86_64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0
Created attachment 130474 [details]
odt with some bibliography
Created attachment 130475 [details]
odt converted to doc (broken biblio)
Created attachment 130476 [details]
odt converted to docx (broken biblio)
I also reproduced this bug with LO 22.214.171.124-7.beta2 from Fedora Rawhide.
Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version: 126.96.36.199.alpha0+
Build ID: 1c27286b9d5331634c073cd3e327bd941e61bbb6
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.1; UI Render: default;
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2017-01-23_03:24:17
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI); Calc: group
Build ID: 7e68ba2-a744ebf-1f241b7-c506db1-7d53735
Any chance of having this fixed soon? It's a major regression, seems to me, it corrupts all doc/docx files containing bibliography. That prevents me and probably a lot of other people from using LibreOffice at all.
(In reply to Kamil Páral from comment #6)
> Any chance of having this fixed soon? It's a major regression, seems to me,
> it corrupts all doc/docx files containing bibliography. That prevents me and
> probably a lot of other people from using LibreOffice at all.
How can it be a regression, though, when I could reproduce it with version 3.5?
It's a regression because it used to work fine in older versions. I can't say exactly which, but I'm quite sure the problem wasn't there in the past.
(In reply to Kamil Páral from comment #8)
> It's a regression because it used to work fine in older versions. I can't
> say exactly which, but I'm quite sure the problem wasn't there in the past.
Well, here are the old versions: https://downloadarchive.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/old/
Instructions for parallel installs: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Installing_in_parallel/Linux
However, as the problem is already in 3.5, the regression cannot be bisected (=find out what caused the problem), because our binary bisection repositories stop at 3.5.
Doh, I confused "3.5" with "5.3". If you really reproduced this with 3.5, then it seems I'm very clearly wrong, because that's from 2012, and therefore this is not a recent (last year or so) regression.
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Still broken in LO 188.8.131.52.
Still broken in LO 184.108.40.206.
Also repro with
Version: 220.127.116.11.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: 01837a85004a6f891a09c0a63ed7eff75d634827
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win;
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@62-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-09-01_00:07:05
Locale: en-GB (de_DE); UI-Language: en-US
*** Bug 127185 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
As Dieter said, this bug has been out for A LOT, and need to be fixed. Thank you
Waiting for an official fix, I found a very bad workaround.
1 insert a bookmark in the word you use for the bibliography
2 write your notes at the end of the document
3 link the notes to the word via the cross references function
(In reply to Kamil Páral from comment #0)
> LO shows "[ CITATION "ABC"]" instead of "[ABC]" for entries.
This was fixed in https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=417d993b8b8a86c019758ee0850e4b42967e2afa
That's a great news to hear, mate! In which release will it be available?
In LibreOffice 18.104.22.168, in a month from now more or less
*** Bug 138090 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 143139 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***