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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: 2020-06-09 10:14 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Attachments
Sample DOC (23.00 KB, application/msword)
2017-06-26 13:44 UTC, Aron Budea
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Sample DOC and DOCX in MSO and LO (137.80 KB, image/png)
2020-06-09 10:13 UTC, Timur
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Sample saved as DOCX in MSO (21.17 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2020-06-09 10:14 UTC, Timur
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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 Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Justin L 2020-04-24 12:34:53 UTC
So with LO 7.0 and Word 2016, I don't reproduce for DOCX.  All I see is "something is delete" mark, but no visible comment (in "simple markup")

I get the same thing in LO 6.3, so perhaps Timur just needs  to turn off "All Markup"?

I do see the comment in DOC.
Comment 8 Timur 2020-06-09 10:13:50 UTC
Created attachment 161795 [details]
Sample DOC and DOCX in MSO and LO

Well, I'm not sure what's going on. 
With DOC, no comment in MSO with Simple markup and comment seen with All markup.
With DOCX from MSO, comment is seen in MSO both with Simple markup and All markup.

Should this mean it's just DOCX problem? Test LO 7.1+.
Comment 9 Timur 2020-06-09 10:14:32 UTC
Created attachment 161796 [details]
Sample saved as DOCX in MSO