Contents in sections tend to get distorted after reopening the file, which makes it necessary to fix them every time the file is opened. A numbered list that got reversed and misaligned was corrected by readjusting the column, index and paragraph indent settings, and disappeared text was made to appear again by clicking on a visible portion and using the arrow keys. Some inserted figures in the main body (not in a sectioned portion) also tend to disappear but not all, and you need to press return and backsapce to make them reappear. This problem is not specific to this version of LibreOffice. It has been present in previous versions as well, but I expected it would have been resolved by now.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a section within a word processing document.
2. Create formatted content in that section
3. Save and close the file.
4. Reopen the file.
Some or other formatting gets distorted, or the content is not visible at all upon reopening the file. Outside of sections, this only happens to some inserted figures sometimes (not always).
The content should remain visible and the formatting should be preserved.
User Profile Reset: Yes
OpenGL enabled: Yes
The issue is not specific to the current version of LibreOffice being used (188.8.131.52). It was also happening in previous versions.
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Created attachment 152061 [details]
An attempt to recreate the issue plus screenshots for Bug 125455
I tried to recreate the issue in a new simple file (page 1 of attached), but everything appears as normal when reopening it. It could therefore be due to the extra complexity of the original file (165 pages with mixed LTR and RTL content), but it is not peculiar to that one file, as I've experienced the same on other files as well.
When the text in the first 2-column section disappears (of original file; see exhibits 1 and 2 on page 2 of attached file), the solution is simple. I just click just above (outside) the section, then press return and backspace. In another section, the content inside it is partially displayed and I have to click inside that section and the text reappears when pressing the down arrow key.
In a section with a numbered index displayed, the procedure is longer (see exhibits 2 and 3 on page 3). I have to:
1. Select All inside the section
2. Go to Format Columns
3. Change the text direction back to LTR (it reverts to 'Use subordinate' automatically when the file is closed.
4. Sometimes fix the paragraph indents and indexing again as well.
A related issue - Some inserted figures also disappear and are made to reappear by the first method above, but this particular issue happens within a normal (non-sectioned) area and affects interoperability - e.g. if I copy a diagram created in LibreOffice Draw, paste it into a Writer document, and save as doc/docx for clients, they don't see these inserted figures. The workaround is to turn them into images which solves the problem most (not all) of the time.
Iqtedar, thank you for your document. That makes the problem more clear. But - as you also mentioned - it's not possible to reproduce the bug. So please try to provide a document, where is is possible - at least for you.
Yu also can try, if an actual version of LO solves your problem.
=> Back to NEEDINFO
Sorry for responding late. I confirm the same issue is present in the current LibreOffice 184.108.40.206. If it helps, I'll attach a duplicate but shortened version of the original file shortly.
(In reply to Iqtedar from comment #5)
> If it helps, I'll attach a duplicate but
> shortened version of the original file shortly.
Yes, would be helpful, thanks.
Created attachment 156061 [details]
A shortened version of the original file showing the 4 issues
Attached is a shortened version of the original file with an issue at 4 places:
1. In a sub-TOC - direction changes from LTR to RTL
2. An inserted image that disappears
3-4. The beginning (or latter) portion of the glossary text inside a created section disappears.
For 1, the fix is to reformat the column and change the direction back; for 2-4, the fix is to place the cursor prior to the disappeared portion (or at the end), press return, then backspace, and it reappears.
[Automated Action] NeedInfo-To-Unconfirmed
Created attachment 157038 [details]
A shortened version of ODT showing single LTR columns issue
Iqtedar, you wrote too extensive bug report.
Basic rules are: one bug per report (regardless if the same document) and search before reporting. Let's focus on 1st issue (and if someone fixes it, s/he may fix all).
Bug focus is RTL in sub-TOC "English Translations" with columns - direction changes from LTR to RTL.
I reproduce with master 6.5+ in Windows.
1. open ODT attachment 157038 [details]
2. see that sub-TOC "English Translations" wrong columns order
3. Format-Columns, Text direction: see that's "use superodinate object setting" and set LTR and see it's OK
4. save, close and reopen, see columns and Format-Columns
Experienced: change was not accepted, still "use superodinate"
Expected: columns are OK, LTR is set