1. In Word create a new file, in the header insert a date field and set an easy to remember date, create a title field and set an easy to remember title.
Save the file (as .docx)
2. Open that file with writer, modify those fields and modify something in the normal text area, and save the file (in docx format) and close writer.
3. Open that file again with writer, the modified content is there.
4. Open that file again with word, the fields are not modified.
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To make sure we're talking about the same thing, a word file would be wellcome here.
Created attachment 140740 [details]
docx with the problem
In word I see 19/11/2011 Título Word
In Write I see 19/11/2011 Título Word modificado 2
I reproduce with
LO 22.214.171.124.alpha0+ Build ID: 8038911866f54f3921f51a2a1e702831c42f02fd
CPU threads: 2; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default;
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2018-03-17_23:12:09
Locale: fr-FR (fr_FR); Calc: CL
the same in Version: 126.96.36.199.alpha0+
Build ID: 65f6a4088ad5d51a3225905aa6e2fa175f3eab49
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3;
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-02-03_17:11:18
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
188.8.131.52 doesn't show a field/text at all
This is a content control, not field.
Also the date in the documents header is just text, not field or anything fancy.
Attached is already modified DOCX, not original from Word, as it should.
Also, unless this exact combination makes a problem, seems like 2 issues.
As for Title and Subject document properties: field from Word docx is read in Writer as text and not updated if title/subject is changed, but it's still saved to docx, so opens as last field content from Writer and updates correctly in Word. That would be a bug for itself.
(like we had a bug on this but I cannot find).
As for "fields modified in LO are not modified when open in MSO", we should have a source DOCX from MSO and exact steps. Because I had different results when I tried. Not sure if it was about content or positions of those fields.
Created attachment 172190 [details]
Simple reproducer document with date and text content control from Word
Created attachment 172191 [details]
The example file saved with LO 6.4
Since 6.4 the date content control is imported and exported correctly as content control.
The text content control is still not imported as content control, but roundtrips to Word unchanged even in current nightly.
Created attachment 172192 [details]
The original and LO-saved example files in Word
Textbox control not being correctly imported lives on as bug #137466