Bug 119670 - Unknown (and unusable) field type after conversion / opening from .doc
Summary: Unknown (and unusable) field type after conversion / opening from .doc
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: DOC-Fields
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Reported: 2018-09-03 17:12 UTC by Michael
Modified: 2019-05-08 20:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Shortened to minimum sample file (11.98 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2018-09-03 17:13 UTC, Michael

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Description Michael 2018-09-03 17:12:10 UTC
Got a .odt file converted from .doc, containing unknown / unnamed fields. Not really usable, as field shadings never disappear and are going to be printed.

Asked an unanswered up to now question: https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/163796/how-to-find-out-which-type-of-fieldsplaceholder-are-used-in-unknown-document/

Is this conversion maybe a bug, as it's result is not really usable?

NO IDEA what might have been used in MS-WORD to create these fields, unfortunately.

Steps to Reproduce:
Open .doc in LO

Actual Results:
.odt contains unnamed/unusable fields

Expected Results:
.odt should contain usable fields

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Michael 2018-09-03 17:13:02 UTC
Created attachment 144636 [details]
Shortened to minimum sample file
Comment 2 Dieter 2018-09-03 17:53:37 UTC
I agree that this is a field, but yoou can't edit it with fields. So I think more informations are needed about the field in the original doc-file.

I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' once the informations are provided.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2019-03-21 11:11:00 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2019-05-08 20:47:39 UTC
Dear Michael,

Please read this message in its entirety before proceeding.

Your bug report is being closed as INSUFFICIENTDATA due to inactivity and
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