Bug 36711 - FILOPEN .DOC Wrap around frame positions wrong, horizontal relative to Page, vertical relative to Paragraph (MSO opens wrong self saved DOCX)
Summary: FILOPEN .DOC Wrap around frame positions wrong, horizontal relative to Page, ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: low normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: DOC-Frames
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Reported: 2011-04-30 07:21 UTC by Greg Smith
Modified: 2021-12-01 20:28 UTC (History)
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Word document that nearly imports correctly (89.50 KB, application/msword)
2011-04-30 07:21 UTC, Greg Smith
first attachment, saved as pdf using msWord 2007 (136.58 KB, application/pdf)
2012-09-04 08:32 UTC, sasha.libreoffice
.doc compared MSO LO (211.18 KB, image/png)
2019-10-11 09:17 UTC, Timur
Original .doc file exported as .docx by Word 2010 and removed a few images (59.58 KB, application/xml)
2021-12-01 20:28 UTC, Greg Smith

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Description Greg Smith 2011-04-30 07:21:41 UTC
Created attachment 46192 [details]
Word document that nearly imports correctly

The attached Word document gets close to being imported correctly. The main fault is that the headings in the margins sometimes do not get the correct positions. This can be corrected by selecting the malpositioned heading and changing the Frame settings Vertical positions from 1.34" Entire page to 0" Margin (the setting that correctly imported heading are set to).

The very first heading has this problem, as do others in the document.

I would very much like to change my company over to using LO from Word, but the treatment of these side-by-side (marginalia) heading is a show-stopper.

There are other faults related to paragraph spacing and text flow.
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:02:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 Greg Smith 2012-01-04 14:28:44 UTC
I have tried the document with the latest beta. The import of this document is now WORSE than before. The side-by-side frame with the header is no longer in the margin, where it was correctly placed before. The headings being on top of each other still remains as a bug.

Perhaps this document could be drawn to Miklos's attention... as according to a recent blog entry for the project, he is looking for import documents.
Comment 3 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 13:57:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 13:59:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:03:47 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:06:02 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 sasha.libreoffice 2012-09-04 08:32:42 UTC
Created attachment 66600 [details]
first attachment, saved as pdf using msWord 2007
Comment 8 sasha.libreoffice 2012-09-04 08:33:29 UTC
reproduced in 3.3.4 and 3.6.1 on Fedora 64 bit
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2015-04-19 03:20:41 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Greg Smith 2015-04-19 11:21:14 UTC
Bug still exists in with Windows 7.

Please not that this is not a NEEDSINFO bug... the submitted document shows the problem and has always done so.
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:32:53 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Thomas Lendo 2017-12-04 21:25:02 UTC
Still repro in

Build ID: 2618e4a13d719122e6358d9d96864d1691e56a02
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.10; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2018-12-05 03:48:41 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 Timur 2018-12-05 11:45:09 UTC
Repro 6.3+.
Title "FILOPEN import of Word side-by-side heading superimposes headings" changed to the cause "FILOPEN .DOC Wrap around frame positions wrong, horizontal relative to Page, vertical relative to Paragraph".

Note: headings content is wrong in Word 2016.
Comment 15 Timur 2019-10-11 09:17:23 UTC
Created attachment 154927 [details]
.doc compared MSO LO

This .DOC looks wrong in LO 6.4+. 
But if resaved in MSO as DOCX, it opens wrong in MSO (and expectedly in LO).
I decrease a priority.
Comment 16 QA Administrators 2021-10-11 03:32:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 17 Greg Smith 2021-12-01 20:28:25 UTC
Created attachment 176639 [details]
Original .doc file exported as .docx by Word 2010 and removed a few images

This document fails in LibreOffice 7.2 in much the same way. The side-by-side headings in the Word doc (which works fine in Word) are a mess in LO.

In Word it was easy to set a style to set a frame and a paragraph style that generated the side-by-side effect. This appears not to be easy at all in LO.