Bug 116212 - Saving as MS Office .docx causes some formulas to lose their contents
Summary: Saving as MS Office .docx causes some formulas to lose their contents
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: DOCX-Formula
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Reported: 2018-03-05 17:27 UTC by johan
Modified: 2018-11-05 16:12 UTC (History)
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Description johan 2018-03-05 17:27:33 UTC
Sometimes formulas inserted into a document in Writer lose their contents when saved as MS Office .docx format. It's not immediately apparent, but when you close the file and open it again, some formulas are missing. They are also missing if the file is opened in MS Word.

This is difficult to reproduce because it seems to occur randomly.

Tested with Libreoffice 5.4.5 on Windows 7, 32-bit. I haven't tested this on other operating systems.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new document in Writer and create formulae 
2. Save as MS Office .docx
3. Close the file and open it again in Writer or MS Word

Actual Results:  
The contents of some formula objects may be missing

Expected Results:
All formula objects should be displayed as they were created

Reproducible: Sometimes

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2018-03-11 11:06:11 UTC
Please attach an ODT file, which we can save to DOCX to see the problem.

Change back to UNCONFIRMED after you have provided the document.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2018-10-09 11:27:31 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2018-11-05 16:12:19 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

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