Bug 32304 - Impress exports grouped objects incorrectly to ppt
Summary: Impress exports grouped objects incorrectly to ppt
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 RC1
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Thorsten Behrens (allotropia)
Depends on:
Blocks: 31865
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Reported: 2010-12-10 14:51 UTC by Kohei Yoshida
Modified: 2011-01-15 04:27 UTC (History)
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Description Kohei Yoshida 2010-12-10 14:51:17 UTC
I originally received this report from someone in Japan via private email.  He also told me that, in order to reproduce this bug, you need to first install the patch for KB2289187


but I haven't verified that this step is necessary.

Anyway, here are the steps to reproduce:

1. Open Impress, and create a new empty presentation document.
2. Insert two arrow objects (but in theory any drawing objects will do).
3. Select and group them.
4. Save as .ppt.
5. Now, try opening that file in MS PowerPoint.  The grouped objects are entirely gone.
Comment 1 Kohei Yoshida 2010-12-10 14:55:31 UTC
This one is for Thorsten.

Thorsten, given how common grouped objects are in presentation in general, I wonder whether this should be considered a release blocker for 3.3...
Comment 2 Kohei Yoshida 2010-12-10 15:03:56 UTC
Actually, PowerPoint won't open any document that contains grouped objects...
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2010-12-11 00:06:53 UTC
I saw something curious:
During my first tests the problem was reproducible with "LibreOffice 3.3.0 RC1 - WIN XP German UI  [OOO330m17 (build" and MS PPT VIEWER, Viewer was not able to open .ppt from LibO with grouped objects. Opening .ppt with OOo3.1.1 and saving again healed the problem.

Then I did some further tests, and now suddenly my viewer opens all .ppt from LibO with grouped objects without problems. Strange!
Comment 4 Kohei Yoshida 2010-12-12 17:17:42 UTC
Looks like we got this bug from Oracle.


Apparently they have already fixed it for their 3.3 version.
Comment 5 Kohei Yoshida 2010-12-12 17:18:58 UTC
Here is some more info on this bug.

Comment 6 Thorsten Behrens (allotropia) 2010-12-15 01:11:32 UTC
Cherry-picked fixes from OOo.
Comment 7 sophie 2011-01-15 04:27:22 UTC
Closing - Sophie