Bug 144009 - Filesave PPTX or PPT: Impress Notes doesn't not save changes to Notes format
Summary: Filesave PPTX or PPT: Impress Notes doesn't not save changes to Notes format
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:ppt, filter:pptx
Depends on:
Blocks: PPTX PPT
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Reported: 2021-08-22 18:46 UTC by Mike Reardon
Modified: 2022-09-05 18:04 UTC (History)
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This is the original file in question prior to changes (14.32 MB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation)
2021-08-22 18:50 UTC, Mike Reardon
Example file (10.61 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2021-09-09 19:54 UTC, Telesto

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Description Mike Reardon 2021-08-22 18:46:46 UTC

I installed 7.2 version on Linux lite os on laptop with 4gb RAM and 128 GB SSD

Received a MS PPT file.  Began modifications.  Upon adding notes, changed font, font size and default font from Arial 20pt to Liberation Sans 16pt.  And changed indent to zero.  Saved.  Re-open the next day, style remains default from original MS PPT.  Changed in Notes Master.  Managed styles.  Updated.  Saved

But nothing sticks when I reopen the file.

Workaround is to remake the changes prior to presentation.  What a pain..

Steps to Reproduce:
1.In one slide, change note style and formatting.  Save.  Close.  Open and File save is not saved for note.
2.In impress, go to format style, notes, make changes, save.  Close.  Open and file is not saved for style
3 In impress, to to master notes, make changes, save.  Close.  Open and filesave is not saved

for font (from Arial to Liberation Sans); font size (20 to 16) and indent down to zeo.

Actual Results:
It works when in the file.  Upon reopening it is not saved.

Expected Results:
That upon reopening changes to style and formating remain.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:
This is a completely new install
Comment 1 Mike Reardon 2021-08-22 18:50:12 UTC
Created attachment 174478 [details]
This is the original file in question prior to changes
Comment 2 Timur 2021-08-23 12:14:19 UTC
Seems like a bug. I couldn't find an existing report. Test in 7.3+.

We change Master Notes text format and write some text there, save to PPTX and PPT and reopen. 
New text format is not seen in Master Notes, although it's applied on existing notes. Not applied on new ones (default LO or MSO format is applied). 
Text in Master Notes is not seen in LO but seen in MSO.
Comment 3 Telesto 2021-09-09 19:54:53 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Telesto 2021-09-09 20:01:02 UTC
(In reply to Telesto from comment #3)
> Created attachment 174932 [details]
> Example file
> 1. Open the attached file
> 2. Create a new sheet -> Notice it's following formatting
> 3. Save as PPTX
> 4. File reload
> 5. Create additional slide, notice it's default formatting

The formatting wasn't exported or imported at all with (even for existing sheets with

Build ID: 05dceb5d363845f2cf968344d7adab8dcfb2ba71

working better with
Build ID: 62ad5818884a2fc2e5780dd45466868d41009ec0

So this might be an incomplete fix.. adding bibisectrequest for sake of code pointer and a commit message
Comment 5 Timur 2021-09-17 12:35:00 UTC
I lost some time trying to bibisect, anyway it's useless info, shouldn't be asked. https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/log/?qt=range&q=bc4f7d26b5a58b935d62de42a9612b2e2b6a8c52..838a6011c19870ea36695aab4b4497dcbd1880f5