Bug 119371 - Draw doesn't export highlighted text to SVG
Summary: Draw doesn't export highlighted text to SVG
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: SVG-Save
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Reported: 2018-08-19 19:34 UTC by Alex
Modified: 2023-11-05 17:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

screenshot with textbox and higlight, and the result (39.55 KB, image/png)
2018-08-20 05:40 UTC, BogdanB

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Description Alex 2018-08-19 19:34:49 UTC
Exporting a canvas featuring highlighted text to an SVG file in Draw leads to an exported canvas with unhighlighted text. Export to jpg/gif exports canvas with highlighted text.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open draw
2. create a text box with sample text
3. highlight text with a colour
4. export as svg
5. open svg (in draw and/or browser)

Actual Results:
Canvas with correct text but no highlighting

Expected Results:
Canvas with correct text and highlighting

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

Additional Info:
SVG exporting is significantly improved in recent LO versions (thanks all!), but this bug remains.
Comment 1 BogdanB 2018-08-20 05:37:43 UTC
Confirm it.
Build ID: 5a56b72413d5f555c854e36d3bd2fd50ec21644c
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:libreoffice-6-1, Time: 2018-08-15_02:45:13
Locale: ro-RO (ro_RO.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Comment 2 BogdanB 2018-08-20 05:40:14 UTC
Created attachment 144316 [details]
screenshot with textbox and higlight, and the result
Comment 3 Xisco Faulí 2018-08-21 16:55:25 UTC
Also reproduced in

Build ID: 3ca42d8d51174010d5e8a32b96e9b4c0b3730a53
Threads 4; Ver: 4.10; Render: default;
Comment 4 Alex 2018-08-26 10:14:17 UTC
I've also replicated on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine. Using LO version:
Build ID: 1:6.0.3-0ubuntu1

Thanks for your time!
Comment 5 Alex 2019-06-23 13:06:28 UTC
Bug still can be replicated in 

Version: (x64)
Build ID: a187af327633f5f00363be5131bd21a13e0f1a7b
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
Locale: en-GB (en_GB); UI-Language: en-GB
Calc: threaded
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2021-06-23 03:48:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2023-06-24 03:14:22 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Alex 2023-08-12 18:02:08 UTC

I can still replicate this bug in:

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 50(Build:2)
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 6.2; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-GB (en_GB.UTF-8); UI: en-GB
Ubuntu package version: 4:7.5.5-0ubuntu0.23.04.1
Calc: threaded

Comment 9 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-11-05 17:36:03 UTC
Repro in recent trunk build:

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 31fb3045dabdb27d913712f3abcade315e3ea9bd
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

Already the case in libreoffice-, when the UI to highlight was added for bug 88276.
CharBackColor is supported since LO 4.4: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.4#Text_background_color