Bug 33614 - Impress [FILEOPEN] did not import double lines from a Powerpoint .ppt correctly.
Summary: Impress [FILEOPEN] did not import double lines from a Powerpoint .ppt correctly.
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Shapes-Line
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Reported: 2011-01-27 11:20 UTC by starmatz71
Modified: 2021-10-08 03:52 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Shows the import problem. Left Powerpoint 2000 (WinXP), middle Libreoffice3.3 (WinXP) and right LibreOffice 3.3 (Ubuntu 10.10 64Bit) (104.69 KB, image/png)
2011-01-27 11:20 UTC, starmatz71
Powerpoint file which is shown in the picture above. (24.50 KB, application/vnd.ms-powerpoint)
2011-01-27 11:25 UTC, starmatz71
previous document saved as pdf using msOffice 2007 (9.57 KB, application/pdf)
2012-08-23 07:49 UTC, sasha.libreoffice

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Description starmatz71 2011-01-27 11:20:01 UTC
Created attachment 42607 [details]
Shows the import problem. Left Powerpoint 2000 (WinXP), middle Libreoffice3.3 (WinXP) and right LibreOffice 3.3 (Ubuntu 10.10 64Bit)

LibreOffice does not support graphical line style with two or three lines parallel like in MS Office. After importing a .ppt file in impress double or triple lined objects are only single lined. If LibreOffice did not support this linestyles, it could import and split them as two or three single lined objects and should look like the original Powerpoint object.

You can see it in the picture in the attachment.
Comment 1 starmatz71 2011-01-27 11:25:29 UTC
Created attachment 42608 [details]
Powerpoint file which is shown in the picture above.
Comment 2 Jorendc 2011-01-27 13:24:16 UTC
Reproduced in Mac OS X, LibreOffice 3.3 final.
Comment 3 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 11:46:59 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:00:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:01:21 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:06:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:08:06 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 sasha.libreoffice 2012-08-23 07:49:35 UTC
Created attachment 66006 [details]
previous document saved as pdf using msOffice 2007
Comment 9 sasha.libreoffice 2012-08-23 07:52:21 UTC
Thanks for bugreport
reproduced in 3.3.4 and 3.6.0rc on Fedora 64 bit
Comment 10 starmatz71 2012-09-24 18:52:59 UTC
And of course it is still present in and, because there is no support for double lines in Impress but it is in Calc!
Comment 11 starmatz71 2012-11-25 11:30:52 UTC
The same is in LibO3.6.3.2 and in also.
Perhaps, this is a goal for the release of LibO 4.0 ?
Comment 12 starmatz71 2012-11-25 11:40:39 UTC
This is also an issue with Libre Office Draw, there are no support for double lines. I think both programs (impress and draw) are using the same code?

This is a major regression if you import Powerpoint Sheets into Libre Office.
Doublelined Borders are degraded to single lined borders which has to change manually with to boxes/lines. If you only import a few graphics, this is no problem, but if this are hundreds of them this is very frustrating and unproductive.

Please implement this feature in future releases of LibO.

Thank you!
Comment 13 sasha.libreoffice 2012-11-26 05:52:33 UTC
@ starmatz71@yahoo.de
Status "Enhancement" means that we have no bug. But it is a real bug.
Comment 14 QA Administrators 2015-04-19 03:22:59 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 15 Buovjaga 2015-06-18 16:49:34 UTC
Still same result.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 437210d58f32177ef1829d704f7f4d2f1bbfbfdd
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2015-06-18_07:21:56
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 16 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:11:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 17 vihsa 2017-06-01 02:21:00 UTC
reproducible with lo viewer version: / build id : ec79f34 / android 5.1
Comment 18 QA Administrators 2019-03-27 03:42:20 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 19 eisa01 2019-04-20 20:39:52 UTC
Still present

Seems to be a medium issue according to the bug prioritizing flowchart

Present in 3.3, so inherited

Build ID: ea9c13be02ba731074fa4207944ff7df40a0fb5c
CPU threads: 2; OS: Mac OS X 10.13.6; UI render: default; VCL: osx; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-04-10_20:43:17
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 20 QA Administrators 2021-10-08 03:52:27 UTC
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