Bug 141229 - Last line of text disappears in newer MSO if export to .doc (not in older MSO, could be MSO bug)
Summary: Last line of text disappears in newer MSO if export to .doc (not in older MSO...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 108772
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:doc
: 126209 133187 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-03-24 14:26 UTC by Orwel
Modified: 2021-04-07 18:42 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

source .odt file (14.00 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2021-03-24 14:26 UTC, Orwel
source file in Writer (10.03 KB, image/jpeg)
2021-03-24 14:27 UTC, Orwel
target file (14.00 KB, application/msword)
2021-03-24 14:27 UTC, Orwel
target file in MS Word (38.18 KB, image/jpeg)
2021-03-24 14:28 UTC, Orwel
Word file created by LibreOffice shown in Word 2003 (9.06 KB, image/png)
2021-03-24 15:10 UTC, [REDACTED]

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description Orwel 2021-03-24 14:26:24 UTC
Text is disapearing in document saved in Writer as .doc

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open source .odt file, save it as .doc (target file attached)
2. the text disapears in MS WORD 2019

Actual Results:
text disapears

Expected Results:
text should not disapear

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

Additional Info:
Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: fe0b08f4af1bacafe4c7ecc87ce55bb426164676
CPU threads: 16; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19042; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: sk-SK (sk_SK); UI: en-GB
Calc: threaded


MS Office 2019
Comment 1 Orwel 2021-03-24 14:26:54 UTC
Created attachment 170701 [details]
source .odt file
Comment 2 Orwel 2021-03-24 14:27:16 UTC
Created attachment 170702 [details]
source file in Writer
Comment 3 Orwel 2021-03-24 14:27:38 UTC
Created attachment 170703 [details]
target file
Comment 4 Orwel 2021-03-24 14:28:03 UTC
Created attachment 170704 [details]
target file in MS Word
Comment 5 [REDACTED] 2021-03-24 15:10:20 UTC
Created attachment 170707 [details]
Word file created by LibreOffice shown in Word 2003

May be Microsoft Word 2019 is not compatible to one of its own predecessors. Word 2003 shows the text and highlighting - see the attachment. 

(This is not a statement, that the export is correct, but a statement that it is not necessarily a bug of LibreOffice)
Comment 6 Orwel 2021-03-24 20:21:53 UTC
I can confirm, that also MS Word 2010 shows the text correctly. But I think it is something with LO export, because I noticed this behavior only few hours ago when I posted another Bug 141228 - for me this seems to have some connection with the wrong export of highlight text, because I use LO and MS beside for years and never noticed such a behavior.

If it would be a bug between MS 2003/2010 and 2019, then the same text created in MS Word 2003/2010 and opened in 2019 should bring the same result, which does not happened. Between MS 2010 and MS 2019 using this kind of text brings no difference. Therefor I expect it is a LO bug.
Comment 7 Timur 2021-03-25 08:28:47 UTC
I guess we may put this to New with relation to bug 131304. 
This is regardless of  Options-Load/Save-MS-Char Highlighting.
Comment 8 Timur 2021-03-25 08:34:14 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Justin L 2021-03-25 10:28:29 UTC
removed DOCX-compatibilityMode-15: that only applies to DOCX files.

probably inherited from OOo. I tested bibisect-43all at LO 3.5 and got the same results. (using Word 2016 and Word 2013.)

It seems like only the last paragraph is lost. Adding another paragraph to the document shows the one with the highlighted text.

This looks like a Word bug. (I've recently notice other documents where Word drops the last line.) Starting with Word 2013, they made a LOT of compatibility changes, so likely they broke something in their reading of DOC files. (However, if I round-trip the file with Word 2003, then it all looks fine.)

I don't think that the highlighting has anything to do with this. If I clear all character formatting (and thus the highlighting), the same problem occurs.

When I export to DOCX format, it looks fine. I also didn't notice anything funny when browsing through the docx content, so I'm not sure what would be triggering Word to ignore the last paragraph. I couldn't reproduce with a new file.
Comment 10 Timur 2021-03-25 11:08:02 UTC
I tested saved DOC with Free Office and it also opens OK.
So this looks like MSO bug.
There are other bugs closed like that, when same file is read differently with different MSO versions.
Comment 11 Justin L 2021-04-03 17:40:11 UTC
*** Bug 133187 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 Justin L 2021-04-06 08:57:02 UTC
*** Bug 126209 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 13 Justin L 2021-04-07 18:42:29 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 108772 ***