Bug 38639 - DOCX: section change with different header/footer settings not regarded
Summary: DOCX: section change with different header/footer settings not regarded
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 93640
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.0 release
Hardware: All All
: high major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-06-24 05:37 UTC by Gerhard T.
Modified: 2016-06-23 09:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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docx file to reproduce the problem (80.06 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2011-06-24 05:37 UTC, Gerhard T.
pdf exported from Word 2010 (220.94 KB, application/pdf)
2012-04-26 05:34 UTC, Niklas Johansson

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Description Gerhard T. 2011-06-24 05:37:05 UTC
DOCX documents with footers in different sections cannot be viewed correctly.
The footer of the first page is used for the whole document.
Comment 1 Gerhard T. 2011-06-24 05:37:55 UTC
Created attachment 48379 [details]
docx file to reproduce the problem
Comment 2 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:23:50 UTC
[This is an automated message.]
This bug was filed before the changes to Bugzilla on 2011-10-16. Thus it
started right out as NEW without ever being explicitly confirmed. The bug is
changed to state NEEDINFO for this reason. To move this bug from NEEDINFO back
to NEW please check if the bug still persists with the 3.5.0 beta1 or beta2 prereleases.
Details on how to test the 3.5.0 beta1 can be found at:

more detail on this bulk operation: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/RFC-Operation-Spamzilla-tp3607474p3607474.html
Comment 3 Gerhard T. 2011-12-30 00:15:58 UTC
The problem is reproducible with LibreOffice 3.5 Beta2.
Comment 4 Niklas Johansson 2012-04-26 05:33:16 UTC
Reproduced with LibreOffice 3.5.2. Some extra info:

The footers in page 2, 3, 4 gets exported into a page style called Converted1. The problem is it never gets used.

The first page has a continuous section break followed by a simple page break. As far as I know Writer don't really have a equivalent for the continuous section break. If a continuous section break appears in a document the next page might include a new header/footer which may or may not be linked with the previous header. If it would have been a "next page section break" then every thing would have worked as expected. 

I suppose this will be hard to fix without introducing an equivalent to continuous section break. 

I will attach a PDF created by Word 2010 so people without Word can see how it is supposed to look.

PS. I did a short test converting this file to odt using Word 2010, let's say that it gave some interesting results.
Comment 5 Niklas Johansson 2012-04-26 05:34:41 UTC
Created attachment 60612 [details]
pdf exported from Word 2010
Comment 6 Niklas Johansson 2013-08-13 15:00:07 UTC
It seems this is still an issue in LibreOffice 4.0.4.
Comment 7 vulcain 2014-01-31 09:33:10 UTC
Still here in LibreOffice Build ID: 05dceb5d363845f2cf968344d7adab8dcfb2ba71 on Ubuntu 12.04.4 x86_64
Comment 8 Joel Madero 2015-05-02 15:43:33 UTC
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Comment 9 Niklas Johansson 2015-05-04 13:10:29 UTC
Still valid in LibreOffice 4.4.3 rc 2. Also tested with master and valid there as well.

Note that there is a a continuous section break on the first page of the document.
Comment 10 Justin L 2016-06-23 09:50:16 UTC
fixed in 5.1.4 - Duplicate of bug 93640

bibisected (linux daily) and assume the fix came from
   author	Luke Deller <luke@deller.id.au>	2016-01-03 12:12:56 (GMT)
   tdf#93640	Fix import of linked left page header/footer

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 93640 ***