Bug 134447 - UI: Show file format version in properties window
Summary: UI: Show file format version in properties window
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
7.1.0.0.alpha0+
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: File-Properties
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Reported: 2020-07-01 19:23 UTC by Telesto
Modified: 2021-08-16 15:28 UTC (History)
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Description Telesto 2020-07-01 19:23:43 UTC
Description:
UI: Show file format version in properties window

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a Write doc
2. File -> Properties.. not able to see which version of used

Actual Results:
No file format version

Expected Results:
Show it?


Reproducible: Always


User Profile Reset: No



Additional Info:
Version: 7.1.0.0.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: 4c14c88cc681abab787a461a1bea502a777f37e6
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); UI: en-US
Calc: CL
Comment 1 Telesto 2020-07-01 19:27:56 UTC
For the record.. initial thought.. ODT/ODS Revision (extended/not extended) etc.. not DOCX/DOC stuff
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2020-07-03 10:00:00 UTC
Once loaded the document has no file format anymore. And I suppose users know what file they have loaded. Neither I see a use case here that we solve with this information. => WF
Comment 3 Mike Kaganski 2020-07-03 10:05:48 UTC
Disagree with WF. The current file format is kept in the filter data, which is used later to default save. And the practical use would be knowing the actual format when a file has a misleading extension: e.g., a CSV named like XLS, or a TXT named like DOC, when it would be opened in corresponding component, but when formatted and saved, suddenly all formatting would be gone. How would user realize what happened, without inspecting the file format in a plain text/hex editor then?
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2020-07-03 10:09:01 UTC
Okay, then let's add it to the first tab General of the properties dialog. No sure what information the filter holds.
Comment 5 Telesto 2020-07-03 10:25:07 UTC
(In reply to Mike Kaganski from comment #3)
> Disagree with WF. The current file format is kept in the filter data, which
> is used later to default save. And the practical use would be knowing the
> actual format when a file has a misleading extension: e.g., a CSV named like
> XLS, or a TXT named like DOC, when it would be opened in corresponding
> component, but when formatted and saved, suddenly all formatting would be
> gone. How would user realize what happened, without inspecting the file
> format in a plain text/hex editor then?

I was more thing off all the 'different' ODS formats.. 1.1/ 1.2 (extended)/ 1.3 (and the backwards comp-ability).. but no objection to the vision above
Comment 6 Thomas Lendo 2020-07-31 21:28:07 UTC
+1 for this enhancement request.

The file format version should be shown in the General tab of the file properties dialog.

For example, for ODF files it should show the value of <office:document-meta office:version="1.2"> in the meta.xml.
Comment 7 mattia.b89 2021-08-16 15:28:22 UTC
+1

and bonus: https://ask.libreoffice.org/t/how-check-odf-version/67020