Bug 127821 - FILEOPEN DOCX: boldface format command in equations is not preserved when saving a Writer document in docx
Summary: FILEOPEN DOCX: boldface format command in equations is not preserved when sav...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
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Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: DOCX-Formula
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Reported: 2019-09-27 11:12 UTC by Corrado Mencar
Modified: 2023-09-12 14:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Docx file containing an equation with an initially bold symbol (4.17 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2019-10-02 14:02 UTC, Corrado Mencar

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Description Corrado Mencar 2019-09-27 11:12:34 UTC
I create an equation in LibreOffice writer, which includes a boldface symbol (e.g. "bold n"), then I save the file in docx format. When I reopen the file (either in MS Word or in Libreoffice Writer), the bold format disappears. The original equation (e.g. "bold n") does not contain the "bold" command anymore

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a document in Writer
2. Insert the equation "bold n"
3. Save the document in docx and close
4. Reopen the document in Writer
5. Reopen the equation and observe the difference

Actual Results:
The "bold" command disappears in equations, therefore symbols are not properly displayed

Expected Results:
"bold" format command should be preserved after converting the document in docx because docx equations do have a boldface format

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
[Information automatically included from LibreOffice]
Locale: en-US
Module: TextDocument
[Information guessed from browser]
OS: Linux (All)
OS is 64bit: yes

Build ID: 1:6.0.7-0ubuntu0.18.04.10
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 1 Dieter 2019-10-02 06:14:40 UTC
Corrado, hank you for reporting the bug. It seems you're using an old version of LibreOffice. Could you please try to reproduce it with the latest version of LibreOffice from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ ? I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' if the bug is still present in the latest version. Change to RESOLVED WORKSFORME, if the problem went away.
Comment 2 Corrado Mencar 2019-10-02 14:02:01 UTC
Created attachment 154709 [details]
Docx file containing an equation with an initially bold symbol

The document has been generated staring from a blank document, then the formula "bold n = 32" has been inserted. Them, the document has been saved in docx and reopened. The resulting formula is "n = 32".
Comment 3 Corrado Mencar 2019-10-02 14:02:35 UTC
The bug is still present in Version:
Build ID: 98b30e735bda24bc04ab42594c85f7fd8be07b9c
Comment 4 Dieter 2019-10-02 14:07:27 UTC
I confirm it with

Version: (x64)
Build-ID: 98b30e735bda24bc04ab42594c85f7fd8be07b9c
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Windows 10.0; UI-Render: GL; VCL: win; 
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Sprache: de-DE
Calc: threaded
Comment 5 Dieter 2021-09-01 07:35:01 UTC
Still present in

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 2a7ea282da28d665a7dc086360567b4aea27bf08
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19043; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-GB
Calc: CL
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2023-09-02 03:05:50 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Corrado Mencar 2023-09-12 14:20:29 UTC
Bug still present in LibreOffice Writer

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 69edd8b8ebc41d00b4de3915dc82f8f0fc3b6265
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: ga-IE (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded