Bug 115692 - Input list field not imported as actual field from DOC(X)
Summary: Input list field not imported as actual field from DOC(X)
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:doc, filter:docx
Depends on:
Blocks: DOCX-Fields DOC-Fields
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Reported: 2018-02-13 18:26 UTC by Aron Budea
Modified: 2019-03-30 23:03 UTC (History)
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Sample ODT (save as DOC/DOCX) (8.59 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2018-02-13 18:26 UTC, Aron Budea
Sample DOCX (saved in Word) (15.74 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2018-02-13 18:28 UTC, Aron Budea
Sample DOC (saved in Word) (26.50 KB, application/msword)
2018-02-13 18:28 UTC, Aron Budea

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Description Aron Budea 2018-02-13 18:26:56 UTC
Created attachment 139875 [details]
Sample ODT (save as DOC/DOCX)

Add an Input list field in a document (from Functions tab in Fields dialog) with a few entries. Sample attached.
Save the file as DOC and DOCX.
Reopen the files.

=> The input list still behaves as a list, the entries are selectable, but it's not a real field anymore (Edit -> Fields is greyed out), and the entries can't be edited.

Same with DOC/DOCX files coming from Word, there these are of type Drop-Down Form Field (from Developer / Legacy Forms).

Observed using LO & 3.3.0 (behaves slightly worse) / windows 7.

There's a bit similar issue, bug 57373, but that's about a much older Word 95 format, and the input list isn't imported as all.
Comment 1 Aron Budea 2018-02-13 18:28:12 UTC
Created attachment 139876 [details]
Sample DOCX (saved in Word)
Comment 2 Aron Budea 2018-02-13 18:28:43 UTC
Created attachment 139877 [details]
Sample DOC (saved in Word)
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2018-03-06 15:19:05 UTC

Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: 13164cc99dc6184fb2c12e56e9c0dea0d5692eec
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: kde4; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group
Built on March 4th 2018
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2019-03-07 03:43:30 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Aron Budea 2019-03-30 23:03:51 UTC
The fields inserted via the Fields dialog aren't supposed to behave like MS Word's form fields (and export to DOC(X) formats "corretly"), the new way is via the Form menu, after enabling 'Reorganize Forms menu to have it MS compatible' among Writer's Compatibility options. The new feature is thanks to Tamas, and have been implemented in his "MSForms" etc. commits recently.