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Bug 38233 - FILEOPEN: Background image imported wrong: comes to front and misses transparency and ...
Summary: FILEOPEN: Background image imported wrong: comes to front and misses transpar...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:docx
Depends on: 85757
Blocks: DOCX-Images
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Reported: 2011-06-13 02:39 UTC by Michel Rudelle
Modified: 2019-12-11 03:37 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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screen copy from Word of the expected result (205.95 KB, image/jpeg)
2011-06-13 02:59 UTC, Michel Rudelle
original document reduced (760.08 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2013-12-29 12:44 UTC, Michel Rudelle
comparing 3 screenshots (153.90 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-12-29 12:50 UTC, Michel Rudelle
screen shot in daily20160826 (665.91 KB, image/png)
2016-08-30 13:01 UTC, Cor Nouws

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Description Michel Rudelle 2011-06-13 02:39:11 UTC
LibreOffice 3.4.0 [OOO340m1 (Build:12)] - locale: FR
Window Seven Edition Familiale Premium SP1 - 64bits

Use the attached file "chien_au_louvre.docx" which was created with Word2011 on MAC:
 - Open this .docx with LibreOffice 3.4.0 (there is just one page)
 - The expected result is in three parts (see the attached screen copy from Word: "chien_au_louvre.jpg"):
     - a picture of a dog in the background
     - a small picture of a statue in the left lower corner
     - a text in the upper right corner
 - What happens on my computer:
   - At the opening, I just see the dog
   - Working with the document does not allow me to retrieve the text and the small picture of the statue.

This was confirmed by others users.
Comment 1 tester8 2011-06-13 02:53:13 UTC
Please reattach file. There is nothing attached.
Comment 2 Michel Rudelle 2011-06-13 02:59:31 UTC
Created attachment 47887 [details]
screen copy from Word of the expected result

And the .docx file created with Word2011 on MAC can be downloaded there:
(Sorry, but as I'm not the author of this file, I can't reduce it)
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-06-14 23:11:43 UTC
Reproducible] with reporter's sample document and "LibreOffice 3.4.0  – WIN7  Home Premium  (64bit) German UI [OOO340m1 (Build:12)]": Small image and text are missing.
Might be related to "Bug 34617 - DOCX import: Textbox comes up empty", "Bug 33072 - .docx import - graphics missing (JPEG), wordart messed up", "Bug 35324 - FILEOPEN: In particular .docx pictures arrangement wrong"

Please feel free to reassign if it’s not your area.
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-12-26 16:10:23 UTC
Back to list due to facts
Comment 5 Jorendc 2013-12-28 23:34:37 UTC
Test document isn't downloadable anymore (see comment 2)

Placing in NEEDINFO because we really need a test document which can reproduce this behavior.

@bug reporter: please retest with an updated version of LibreOffice (, if still reproducible: please reattach document.
Comment 6 Michel Rudelle 2013-12-29 12:44:12 UTC
Created attachment 91282 [details]
original document reduced

I could reduce the document using Word2010 on W7, here it is.
Comment 7 Michel Rudelle 2013-12-29 12:50:23 UTC
Created attachment 91283 [details]
comparing 3 screenshots

I gathered in a single doc 3 results and you can see that we have not the same result as we obtain with Word2010.
The main issue with latest versions (4.1.4 & 4.2.0)is that we have now 3 pages instead of one.
Comment 8 Jorendc 2013-12-29 13:32:56 UTC
Thanks for providing the needed information :-)!

Lets mark this back to NEW, because now a test document is attached.

(In reply to comment #7)
> The main issue with latest versions (4.1.4 & 4.2.0)is that we have now 3
> pages instead of one.

I can reproduce this behavior, tested using Windows 8.1 with LibreOffice Version:
Build ID: 5be7ec4193b892e5643ff5f3f2e6755319569190
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2013-12-27_23:55:02

Kind regards,
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2015-04-19 03:22:00 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Michel Rudelle 2015-04-24 18:17:54 UTC
The result is still wrong, but I'm not sure this would be beneficial to seek the resolution. I have no need, and I see that my current version of LibreOffice gives a pretty good result with docx documents created with Word 2013 (without image). And much better result than reading the same document with Word 2010 !
I suggest to set the status to RESOLVED - WONTFIX
What do you think?

LibO - Vista-32b

Kind regards,
Comment 11 Cor Nouws 2016-08-30 12:59:26 UTC
When opening attachment 91282 [details] from comment #6 in a recent daily (20160826), then change anchoring to paragraph and set wrapping to background, makes the situation much better..
Comment 12 Cor Nouws 2016-08-30 13:01:23 UTC
Created attachment 127078 [details]
screen shot in daily20160826
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2017-12-08 08:05:44 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 QA Administrators 2019-12-11 03:37:57 UTC
Dear Michel Rudelle,

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