Bug 138637 - FILEOPEN: PPTX: Vertical text is horizontal in table
Summary: FILEOPEN: PPTX: Vertical text is horizontal in table
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
5.2 all versions
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:pptx
Depends on:
Blocks: Text-Direction-Unification PPTX-Tables
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Reported: 2020-12-03 10:51 UTC by Xisco Faulí
Modified: 2023-04-27 07:45 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

sample file (44.75 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation)
2020-12-03 10:51 UTC, Xisco Faulí
Comparison LibreOffice 7.2 master and MSO 2010 (40.44 KB, image/png)
2020-12-03 10:52 UTC, Xisco Faulí
sample all PPTX (32.99 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation)
2023-04-27 07:28 UTC, Timur

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Description Xisco Faulí 2020-12-03 10:51:10 UTC
Created attachment 167785 [details]
sample file

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open attached image

-> Text is horizontal instead of vertical. See comparison image

Reproduced in

Build ID: 480d00625534c356dabd96c503d992f07c99d152
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.7; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

Build ID: 9feb7f7039a3b59974cbf266922177e961a52dd1
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.7; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group

Build ID: 3ca42d8d51174010d5e8a32b96e9b4c0b3730a53
Threads 4; Ver: 5.7; Render: default; 

In previous versions like 4.4 the table is not even there
Comment 1 Xisco Faulí 2020-12-03 10:52:17 UTC
Created attachment 167786 [details]
Comparison LibreOffice 7.2 master and  MSO 2010
Comment 2 m_a_riosv 2020-12-03 14:52:42 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Xisco Faulí 2020-12-03 14:55:25 UTC
(In reply to m.a.riosv from comment #2)
> Sorry Xisco, I can't find the option to get vertical text, in character
> format position as it is with writer.

it's a fileopen issue, should be vertical at import time
Comment 4 Roman Kuznetsov 2020-12-13 11:08:34 UTC
confirm in

Build ID: 35e471bb4d1388cf5afcdcee214cf5111edf44e3
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2020-12-12_01:52:12
Calc: threaded
Comment 5 Robert Pollak 2021-02-05 08:52:53 UTC
It seems that vertical text is not yet available in impress tables, see https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/68931/impress-rotate-text-inside-table-cell/ .
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2023-02-06 03:19:20 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Roman Kuznetsov 2023-02-07 08:46:19 UTC
Still repro in

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 37e3455a13ab5741104bf41d05a80e60a4612682
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19043; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 8 Regina Henschel 2023-02-07 09:10:00 UTC
That is not a problem of pptx import. If you create the table directly in a new presentation in LibreOffice, you also cannot change the writing direction, neither on table, on table cell nor on paragraph level.
Comment 9 Timur 2023-04-27 07:28:52 UTC
Created attachment 186949 [details]
sample all PPTX

In bug 154501 was fixed rotated text from PPTX table, both preview and saving.
Remaining is stacked text and vertical text, from this bug.