Bug 116282 - Word 2003 document loses formatting in LO
Summary: Word 2003 document loses formatting in LO
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: DOC
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Reported: 2018-03-07 23:52 UTC by David Gerard
Modified: 2018-11-05 16:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

the test document at that URL (107.50 KB, application/msword)
2018-03-07 23:53 UTC, David Gerard
PDF export from MSO 2013 (454.05 KB, application/pdf)
2018-03-12 13:31 UTC, Buovjaga

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Description David Gerard 2018-03-07 23:52:08 UTC
Word 2003 document loaded into LO, loses formatting compared to in Word Viewer 2003

(I think the original is in outline view)

original document can be downloaded from: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7b2e1xny53ckiei/The%20Circuit%20less%20travelled.doc?dl=0

Tested on git head as of today - 36c88900c56cb7c34da83e7b2d8fe88f3c8ee345

Steps to Reproduce:
1. view https://www.dropbox.com/s/7b2e1xny53ckiei/The%20Circuit%20less%20travelled.doc?dl=0 in Word 2003 Viewer
2. view in LO
3. note loss of formatting

Actual Results:  
document without all formatting

Expected Results:
document with all formatting

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:58.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/58.0
Comment 1 David Gerard 2018-03-07 23:53:13 UTC
Created attachment 140455 [details]
the test document at that URL
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2018-03-11 13:55:16 UTC

"The Microsoft Word Viewer was retired in November, 2017. It is no longer available for download or receive security updates."

Have to try this in MSO later.
Comment 3 David Gerard 2018-03-11 14:08:40 UTC
yeah, I got it from Tucows http://www.tucows.com/preview/755256/Microsoft-Office-Word-Viewer-2003
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2018-03-12 13:31:06 UTC
Created attachment 140579 [details]
PDF export from MSO 2013

I see no difference comparing LibO vs. MSO 2013

Can you be more specific?

Win 8.1 32-bit
Build ID: cab04bc39b5164ea74216cd849c3af5f5b298f79
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2018-03-11_23:40:16
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI); Calc: group
MSO 2013
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2018-10-09 11:26:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-11-05 16:13:10 UTC
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