Bug 119229 - Provide compatibility with comment replies in MS Word
Summary: Provide compatibility with comment replies in MS Word
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 120244 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Comments DOC-Comments DOCX-Comments
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Reported: 2018-08-12 14:30 UTC by egor.katkov
Modified: 2020-11-27 10:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Comment with reply (13.41 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2018-10-22 21:53 UTC, egor.katkov
What comment replies look like in Word (165.79 KB, image/png)
2018-10-22 21:55 UTC, egor.katkov

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Description egor.katkov 2018-08-12 14:30:44 UTC

Currently, Writer treats comment replies created in MS Word (.docx format) as separate comments. Similarly, comment replies created in LibreOffice appear in both programs as separate comments topped with an italicized "Reply to ...". I personally find that MS Word's approach to comment replies is more elegant, although any way to make comment replies from MS Word compatible with LibreOffice Writer would be great.

Thank you, developers!

Related bug: https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89232

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a file in MS Word with a comment and a reply to that comment
2. Open the file in Writer.

Actual Results:
Comments appear to be independent

Expected Results:
Reply comment should be marked as such. 

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2018-09-07 13:02:26 UTC
Ok, let's set to NEW. Egor: would be cool, if you could attach an example .docx with comment replies.
Comment 2 egor.katkov 2018-10-22 21:53:47 UTC
Created attachment 145913 [details]
Comment with reply

Open with Word and Libre office to compare the output.
Comment 3 egor.katkov 2018-10-22 21:55:33 UTC
Created attachment 145914 [details]
What comment replies look like in Word
Comment 4 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2020-11-27 10:50:47 UTC
*** Bug 120244 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***