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Example ods file to test the problem
The latest releases from OOo and also LO are showing a compatibility problem with older versions of OOo still in use, in particular in what regards to text boxes inside spreadsheets. There are several issues and several ways to reproduce, but all of them related to text boxes and using older OOo versions.
So, for example, opening the ods file attached and saving it into the same or a new ods, breaks the format of the text and the placement of the textboxes. This file was created a long time ago as an xls, then saved into an ods and editted with various versions of OOo. It's worked fine until the arrival of OOo 3.X and now LO is exhibiting the same problems.
Another way of reproducing the same problem is to open an xls file that has a textbox, edit it with OOo and save, keeping the xls format. The textboxes and text format also breaks in this case.
What does seem to work, however, is creating a new file in OOo 3.X / LO with textboxes and then edit that file with the older OOo 2.X version. So, it looks like the format of the textboxes was changed in a way that is not compatible, when in the textbox was created in an xls, even if the file had been saved as an ods long ago.
Steps to reproduce: open the attached file in OOo 3.X / LO, make a trivial change and save. Open the resulting file in OOo 2.X. The text format is all broken.
I'm attaching the test file, I'll be attaching the resulting file and screenshots (if bugzilla lets me)
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Resulting file after editing with OOo 3.2
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Screenshot of how the original file looks in OOo 2.4
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Screenshot of how the file looks in OOo 2.4 after being edited in OOo 3.2
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> Created an attachment (id=39262) [details]
> Example ods file to test the problem
> boxes inside spreadsheets. There are several issues and several ways to
> reproduce, but all of them related to text boxes and using older OOo versions.
if that's the case please can you file individual issues ( with minimal testdoc/instructions for each ). It gets very confusing otherwise. ( btw if I understood things this most likely looks like a fix to a bug in 2.x that unfortunately screws up documents saved with that 'bug' )
Assigning to Kohei, but honestly I don't think this has high priority. How old is OOo 2.x now? Is there some still commonly used platform/OS version where OOo 2.x is the newest supported/available OOo?
Currently Debian Lenny (the current stable version) ships with OOo 2.4.1, also you have to take into account that many people are slow to upgrade to the latest version.
However this is not only a problem of OOo 2.x, it also fails with xls files with text boxes. Fails means that after a trivial change in a xls file all the formating of the text boxes is lost for OOo 3.x/LO.
About splitting this report, it's difficult to say if it's the same bug or not. To me, it seems to be the same bug.
NOT reproducible with "K-31.2.4.ods" and "LibreOffice 3.3.0 RC1 - WIN XP German UI [OOO330m17 (build 188.8.131.52", I don't see the damages from "Screenshot of how the file looks in OOo 2.4 after being edited in OOo 3.2". in XLS export (after some edits)fine in MS XLS viewer and also wuth OOo 2.4.
I see the damages in an .ods after few edits, but until proof of the contrary I see that as an OOo2.4 problem, that can't be fixed here. Same document looks fine in OOo 3.1.1, so that that problem seems to be fixed between 2.4 and 3.1.1.
So currently I can't see any problems left and close this Issue WFM.
May I ask you to read <http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport>?
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