Bug 143435 - Comments on text boxes are not saved in docx-format in LibreOffice Writer
Summary: Comments on text boxes are not saved in docx-format in LibreOffice Writer
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 135794
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: DOCX-Textbox DOCX-Comments
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Reported: 2021-07-19 12:57 UTC by G. Wenzel
Modified: 2021-07-22 13:55 UTC (History)
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Description G. Wenzel 2021-07-19 12:57:09 UTC
I reviewed a scientific manuscript of a colleague an wrote comments on general text paragraphs and on text in text boxes (figure captions).
When I saved the file in docx-format and re-opened it, all comments on text boxes were gone, but the comments on other text paragraphs were still in place.

When you save the file in docx-format the comments on text boxes are still shown, so you expect that they have been saved. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a docx-file with text boxes generated by MS Word in Libreoffice writer.
2. Write a comment on text in text boxes
3. Save in docx.format.
4. Close and reopen the file.

Actual Results:
Comment on text in text box is gone.

Expected Results:
Comment should be saved.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:
A file to test the bug can be downloaded here

Comment 1 Aron Budea 2021-07-19 21:23:51 UTC
It doesn't seem to be supported in DOCX format, as Word doesn't allow adding a comment to text inside tezt boxes. I'm inclined to close this as NOTABUG for that reason.
Comment 2 G. Wenzel 2021-07-20 08:49:23 UTC
I agree, that there is no need to save comments on text in text boxes if MS Word does not support in the docx-format.

Nevertheless it is a considerable annoyance to the user, if text just disappears after saving and reopening a file.

As far as I can see, you can not comment on text boxes, that were generated in LibreOffice Writer. Thus, comments on text boxes is not a feature in LibreOffice in general.

To avoid frustration about disappearing comments, I would suggest to disable comments on text in text boxes generated in MS Word as well.
Comment 3 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2021-07-22 13:55:09 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 135794 ***