Bug 112367 - FILESAVE: PPT PPTX Bullets changed when opened in MSO
Summary: FILESAVE: PPT PPTX Bullets changed when opened in MSO
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.0 release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:ppt, filter:pptx
Depends on:
Blocks: Impress-Bullet-Number PPTX PPT
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Reported: 2017-09-13 10:17 UTC by Kyösti Anttonen
Modified: 2018-04-23 09:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

custom bullets OK in odp format (11.77 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2017-09-13 10:19 UTC, Kyösti Anttonen
slide master corrupt when opened as ppt (161.50 KB, application/vnd.ms-powerpoint)
2017-09-13 10:20 UTC, Kyösti Anttonen
slide master different from odp and ppt when saved/opened as pptx (22.01 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation)
2017-09-13 10:21 UTC, Kyösti Anttonen

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Description Kyösti Anttonen 2017-09-13 10:17:35 UTC
The original slides come out healthy when opened as .ppt or .pptx but the new ones look different. 

Actual Results:  
Create a new presentation, change the slide master bullets, create new slide.  Save it as ppt or pptx. Open the ppt or pptx and create a new slide. 

Expected Results:
The result described in the summary. 

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Has always been like that, on all Windows versions, all LibreOffice versions. 

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:55.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/55.0
Comment 1 Kyösti Anttonen 2017-09-13 10:19:41 UTC
Created attachment 136222 [details]
custom bullets OK in odp format
Comment 2 Kyösti Anttonen 2017-09-13 10:20:22 UTC
Created attachment 136223 [details]
slide master corrupt when opened as ppt
Comment 3 Kyösti Anttonen 2017-09-13 10:21:11 UTC
Created attachment 136224 [details]
slide master different from odp and ppt when saved/opened as pptx
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-13 11:06:43 UTC
Reproduced in

Build ID: 383aab7ed63bf30931c1cf89138707d2228b5dce
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.10; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 5 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-13 11:28:21 UTC
Actually, I went too fast here and I can't reproduce it. How should I reproduce it?
1. Open attachment 136222 [details]
2. Save it as .PPT or .PPTX
3. Open it again?
Comment 6 Kyösti Anttonen 2017-09-13 12:01:21 UTC
- run LibreOffice Impress
- create a new presentation
- modify the slide master bullets into your own
- create a new slide with your custom bullets
- save the presentation in odp and ppt or pptx format
- exit
- open the ppt or pptx again
- the previously created slide looks OK
- create a new slide with bullets; the bullets will look different, as does the slide master compared to the custom format you created.
Comment 7 Kyösti Anttonen 2017-10-05 09:45:00 UTC
The easiest way see what happens: 

1-create a file with one slide
1-View / Slide Master
1-save the file as .odp

2-open it again 
2-View / Slide Master => unchanged. 

3-save it as both .ppt and .pptx
3-View / Slide Master befire closing
3-unchanged yet, but then close the file

4-open the .ppt
4-View / Slide Master => different from what it was
4-close the .ppt

5-open the .pptx
5-View / Slide Master => different from the other two. 

So LibreOffice screws up the Slide Master when saved in the Microsoft formats.
Comment 8 Buovjaga 2018-04-23 09:57:49 UTC
Reproduced from scratch by modifying some outline styles.
With PPTX, the whole text box is gone!
With PPT, the bullets are just different.

Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: 14184060bd2249a492ea44d36463914c421e6ce5
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.16; UI render: default; VCL: kde4; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group
Built on April 23rd 2018

Already in 3.5.0 (tested on Win)