Bug 119170 - Formula font and size information are not saved in DOCX nor DOC
Summary: Formula font and size information are not saved in DOCX nor DOC
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
4.1 all versions
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:docx
: 128675 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: DOCX-Formula
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Reported: 2018-08-09 10:50 UTC by perlancar
Modified: 2022-08-25 03:43 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description perlancar 2018-08-09 10:50:40 UTC
Formula font and size information are not saved.

Happens when document is saved as .docx. Does not happen when document is saved as .odt.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a document and save in .docx.

2. Create a formula, then set Font to e.g. Times New Roman (from the default Liberation Serif on my computer). Then set Font size to e.g. 10pt (from the default 12pt).

3. Save. Close. Reopen.

4. Font in formula is reset to Liberation, font size is reset to 12pt.

Actual Results:
Font and font size is reset.

Expected Results:
Font and font size is not reset.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 raal 2018-08-09 15:55:14 UTC
I can confirm with Version:
Build ID: ea59fc4831b9d2430de51faa8c3e0a24e6d90cd1
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 

and 4.1
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2019-08-19 07:01:38 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Roman Kuznetsov 2020-01-09 15:02:53 UTC
still repro in

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 2d736e1a0a2bbd41fe7793d52bbcc7bfc89c7da3
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18362; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 4 Timur 2020-02-18 15:01:58 UTC
*** Bug 128675 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Army_bloodcore 2020-02-20 14:56:55 UTC
I offer to add an additional option or a notification while exporting in *.docx format to change formula font.
Comment 6 Army_bloodcore 2020-08-24 17:06:21 UTC
perlancar@gmail.com, you can check an option in service->preferences->load/save->Microsoft Office the "Mathtype to LibreOffice Math and reverse". If you will mark NOT to save and load "Mathtype to libreoffice math", this option will be gone.
Comment 7 Army_bloodcore 2020-08-24 17:07:23 UTC
This option will be gone in doc, but not will be gone in docx format, so please convert all your docx files to doc and NEVER use docx format anymore.
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2022-08-25 03:43:22 UTC
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