Created attachment 181103 [details]
SmartArt with background
Make sure that the option "SmartArt to LO shapes or reverse" is checked in "Microsoft Office" section in "Load/Save" in Tools/options.
Open attached document. It has a SmartArt with green background. You will see now background. Reason is, that the background is imported with a 4x4 size. You can examine it with the Developer Tools.
Created attachment 181104 [details]
Screenshot comparing Word with LO
The wrong text direction is a different error and likely covered by bug 149809 and/or bug 149551.
I can confirm this with
Version: 18.104.22.168.alpha0+ / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 61f5c991a97de8990badfed6ef840941b5aa8c7f
CPU threads: 16; OS: Linux 5.13; UI render: default; VCL: kf5 (cairo+xcb)
Locale: pt-BR (pt_BR.UTF-8); UI: en-US
The green background is not visible after import. But it is visible if the file is opened with MSO Word.
Created attachment 181208 [details]
Wrong width of elements in SmartArt
Open the attached document. It has a SmartArt and a screenshot of it. Notice that the circles are distorted to ellipses.
It seems an underlying problem is, that the group, which represents the SmartArt, does not get a size. And therefore it is not possible to assign the correct size to the background shape, e.g in AddShape() in oox.
I have put the example not into a new bug report, because I suspect, that it has the same reason. At least, if I add the size in GraphicImport(), the elements are circles as it should be. But I get other import problems, so I have no solution.
@Armin: This is the problem I told you about at the LibreOffice Conference.
I have tried to set the size by setting the logicRect of the background shape around line#974 in writerfilter/source/dmapper/GraphicImport.cxx. That gives indeed a correct size of the background shape, but the size if the SmartArt shapes are still wrong. So this is likely the wrong place for a fix. For testing use a SmartArt with non default shape width or height in the SmartArt components.
The shape mpShape in ShapeContextHandler::getDiagramShapeContext() needs the size as given in cx and cy in document.xml in the docx file markup.
I'll try to transport that info from writerfilter to oox.
Regina Henschel committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#149840 Use actual outer size for SmartArt in Writer
It will be available in 7.5.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
*** Bug 79944 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***