Bug 115348 - FILEOPEN: Left justified .rtf saved in LO is stuck fully justified when opened in MS Word
Summary: FILEOPEN: Left justified .rtf saved in LO is stuck fully justified when opene...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: RTF-Paragraph
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Reported: 2018-01-31 20:25 UTC by Jo-Jo
Modified: 2022-05-04 19:54 UTC (History)
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Corrupted .rtf (43.47 KB, application/msword)
2018-01-31 20:27 UTC, Jo-Jo

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Description Jo-Jo 2018-01-31 20:25:49 UTC
Save any .rtf in LO with left justification. When it is opened in MS Word it is fully justified and corrupted in such a way that Word can't change the justification.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Save any document as in .rtf in LO with left justification
2.Open it in MS Word

Actual Results:  
When document opened in Word it is fully justified and corrupted in such a way that the justification can't be changed.

Expected Results:
Document should remain left justified when viewed in Word.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
I reported this to MS, and they verified it. One of the people from the forums said he would report it to the Office group, but unfortunately he said he didn't think it was likely that they would do anything about it. It could be an Office problem, but I thought I would post this. I would like to use LO, but I can't because I am required to submit the documents I produce in .rtf, and they don't display correctly in Word.

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:58.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/58.0
Comment 1 Jo-Jo 2018-01-31 20:27:37 UTC
Created attachment 139476 [details]
Corrupted .rtf
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2018-02-01 10:23:48 UTC
Thank you for reporting the bug.
Could you please try to reproduce it with the latest version of LibreOffice
from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ ?
I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to
'UNCONFIRMED' if the bug is still present in the latest version.
Comment 3 Jo-Jo 2018-02-02 05:06:13 UTC
I was using 5.1. The behavior is the same on 5.4.4.
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2018-02-05 11:49:50 UTC
Could you please attach a sample document in .ODF, as this makes it easier for us to verify the bug. 
(Please note that the attachment will be public, remove any sensitive information before attaching it. 
See https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/FAQ#How_can_I_eliminate_confidential_data_from_a_sample_document.3F for help on how to do so.)

I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' once the requested document is provided.
Comment 5 Jo-Jo 2018-02-05 19:50:25 UTC
This bug is specific to .rtf files, and I have already attached an example .rtf.
Comment 6 IWAMOTO 2018-02-19 09:16:33 UTC
The following environment did not reproduce the bug.

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 60bfb1526849283ce2491346ed2aa51c465abfe6
Locale: ja-JP (ja_JP); OS:Winsows7 Home Premium x64
Comment 8 IWAMOTO 2018-02-20 01:25:11 UTC
I'm sorry. I tried again, but the bug was recreated.

It seems that the procedure was wrong.
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2019-02-21 03:42:12 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2021-02-22 03:59:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 Silvestr VS 2022-05-04 19:54:32 UTC
Could not reproduce using LO

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 20(Build:2)
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: kf5 (cairo+xcb)
Locale: cs-CZ (cs_CZ.UTF-8); UI: cs-CZ
Calc: threaded

I created 2 sample files in my daily-driver Writer, saved as RTF with the text left-aligned and with justified (left). In MS Word (365) the alignments were correct in both cases. It was also possible to change paragraph alignment in Word to any of the 4 common ones.