The past several times I have established paragraph formatting on a document (specifically, automatic first line indentation), when I have saved and re-opened the file, that formatting has been gone. I'm saving as a docx file (Word 2007-2019). Everything else in the file saves correctly, but not the paragraph formatting.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set paragraph formatting (automatic first line indentation)
2. Save & close
3. Re-open file
Formatting was not saved.
Formatting should have been saved.
User Profile Reset: No
Kevin, thank you for reporting the bug. Please attach a sample document (odt before saving as docx), as this makes it easier for us to verify the bug.
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Paragraph Formatting Test
I created a new file and attached it. Saving it as an odt, I did not run into the same issue.
[Automated Action] NeedInfo-To-Unconfirmed
I confirm it with
Version: 184.108.40.206.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: eeb2d19e77d6dc47c68e8ba0920a02cf64a1247b
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18363; UI render: default; VCL: win;
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Language: en-GB
and also with
Version: 220.127.116.11 (x64)
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Windows 10.0; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: win;
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Sprache: de-DE
Paragraph setting "Automatic" for indent get's lost
Steps to reproduce
1. Open an new document
2. Format =>Paragraph => Indents & Spacing
3. Set Indent to "Automatic" => OK
4. Save as docx and reopen
Result: Automatic is disabled.
This could only work if DOCX knew about automatic. However neither the Word UI, nor the documentation for w:hangingChars or w:firstLine have any provision for a non-specific value.
One could argue that LO should not just ignore the auto-indent completely on export, but should emulate this by specifying an comparable specific number. However, since this is very dependent on layout characteristics, it would be rather hard to do, and perhaps is best left for the user to specify.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 58194 ***