Bug 108791 - Comments with track changes deleted and crossed in Writer are wrongfully seen in MSO Word as if not deleted
Summary: Comments with track changes deleted and crossed in Writer are wrongfully seen...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: filters and storage (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
5.4.0.1 rc
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: filter:doc
Depends on:
Blocks: Track-Changes DOC-Limitations Writer-Comments
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Reported: 2017-06-26 13:44 UTC by Aron Budea
Modified: 2019-08-29 13:19 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Sample DOC (23.00 KB, application/msword)
2017-06-26 13:44 UTC, Aron Budea
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Description Aron Budea 2017-06-26 13:44:03 UTC
Created attachment 134294 [details]
Sample DOC

- In Writer, open the attached DOC document having a single comment, with change tracking enabled.
- Delete comment and save the file.
- Reopen the document in Writer.

=> Comment is shown as deleted via a change. (can be accepted/rejected)
So far seems to be okay, but actually isn't, see conclusion...

- Open the document in Word (it shouldn't be).

=> Comment is there.
In Word 2013 the text is not shown, that is a different issue (bug 108772).

Conclusion:
This appears to be a functional difference, and possible file format limitation in Word, as comment addition/deletion is not tracked there.

Observed using LO 5.4.0.1 / Windows 7.
Comment 1 Aron Budea 2017-06-26 13:46:12 UTC
A little copy-paste error in second verification step: :)

- Open the document in Word.

=> Comment is there. (it shouldn't be)
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2017-06-28 17:46:15 UTC
(In reply to Aron Budea from comment #0)
> Conclusion:
> This appears to be a functional difference, and possible file format
> limitation in Word, as comment addition/deletion is not tracked there.

Yes:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_word-mso_other/i-need-help-restoring-deleted-comments-on-a/15841ce1-bf70-4b42-85e0-2ae45574c3fa

Word's Track Changes feature doesn't track comments, either as they're added or as they're deleted. There's nothing in that copy of the document to restore.
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2017-06-28 18:24:50 UTC
Well we should keep this open anyway..
Comment 4 Aron Budea 2017-06-28 18:40:07 UTC
Yes, the correct behavior would be that the comment should be deleted without tracking.
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2018-06-29 02:45:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Timur 2019-08-29 08:11:11 UTC
Repro 6.4+ for both DOC and DOCX.