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I am working on a paper and I save everything in .odt when working on it, but when I turn it in I need to email it as a .doc. I often open the .doc files saved by LO in Microsoft word viewer to make sure formatting isn't lost. I was a little surprised by what I saw this time.
I'll upload a zip folder with all the files. Here's what's in the zip folder.
1. The original .odt file, so you can see the correct formatting
2. The same file saved in .doc
3. A screenshot of how the .doc appears in Microsoft word viewer
From what I can tell this is regressive. Saving in .doc always created some minor formatting errors but this is rather severe.
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it works for me with LibO 3.4.5 and 3.5 RC2 on Windows XP and Windows Vista 64.
I have tested this issue again with
* LibreOffice 3.4.5
* LibreOffice 220.127.116.11,
both with German UI and both running on MacOS X 10.6.8, German UI. I have exported Zack's original .odt file to .doc (the Word 97/2000/XP/2003 variant) files with both LibreOffice versions and then opened both .doc files with MS Word 2010 running on Windows 7 (German UI).
I will attach screenshots of the results. Looking at them and comparing them with the look of Zack's original .odt file in LibreOffice 3.4.5 or 18.104.22.168. either (I will attach another screenshot, just for completeness), I judge that this issue is completely or almost completely resolved:
* The header line is right-aligned now like like in the .odt file.
* The main headline is centered now like like in the .odt file.
* The body text has double line spacing now like like in the .odt file.
* The placement of the footnotes is now like in the .odt file.
* The overall page layout is nearly identical now. There is a one-line difference at the end of page 2, with impact on placement of footnote #6 (see screenshots), but I regard this as minor difference which will always occur when converting between different file formats (or just between different word processors).
The only ugly difference left is the beginning of the underline of hyperlinks in footnotes, when the text of the footnote begins with a hyperlink immediately; in LibreOffice/.odt, the underline properly begins at the http://, but in Word/.doc, the space (tab) between footnote number and footnote text gets an underline, too. IMHO this a very minor minor issue which would never occur if you would start all footnotes with some text, e.g. 'See ...', 'Cf. ...' etc. before the hyperlink, what would be (IMHO again) better citation style. But if this issue is of special importance for somebody, it would be appropriate to file a specific bug report for it, because
a) a very precise bug report about exactly one issue is much more likely to get fixed, and
b) this hyperlink-at-start-of-footnote issue is of less severity than the original bundle of issues reported by Zack, therefore needs other 'Importance' settings.
Because there are only minor formatting differences left now; because this bug is fixed now both in LibreOffice 3.4.x and 3.5.x (and in 3.6.x, too); because the bug seems to be fixed already for some time (see comment #2 by s-joyemusequna, dated 2012-01-28), I think we can and should close this bug report. Feel free to reopen it if the issue reported by Zack is still reproducible for you or returns.
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How Zacks ODT looks in LibO 3.4.5
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How Zacks ODT looks in LibO 22.214.171.124
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How the LO 3.4.5 exported DOC file looks in MS Word 2010
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How the LO 126.96.36.199. exported DOC file looks in MS Word 2010