Bug 39241 - Indexing eats up text when converted to doc(x)
Summary: Indexing eats up text when converted to doc(x)
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2011-07-14 14:35 UTC by Marek Laane
Modified: 2014-02-26 19:31 UTC (History)
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Description Marek Laane 2011-07-14 14:35:16 UTC
It may be a bit hard to describe but in essence since LO 3.3 I've severe compatibility problem. When I create an (alphabetical) index for the book and then save the document as doc or docx (which is needed because, sadly, Indesign just does not acknowledge OD formats...), it opens in MS Word not correctly: the words or parts of them what were marked for indexing are gone and can be seen only if "hidden text" is enabled (and then, of course, you can see not only the "eaten" text but also index terms).

(I can provide the document if really needed but for developers eyes only - it's not published yet and the terms do not allow me to distribute it freely...)
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:26:38 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 2 Marek Laane 2012-03-29 08:15:18 UTC
Well, it seems to be somehow different but maybe eve worse in 3.5. My editor (for different text, though) says when he opened my .doc, he saw quite a messy layout - his words were "index marks were ecploding", meaning mostly the index marks messed up tables. Also the layout of the text was messy, he said, but it may be different problem.

(and as before, if the developer needs the text in question I may send it to him/her personally as it is not published yet and so "confidential")
Comment 3 ign_christian 2013-07-02 07:28:44 UTC
Hi Marek,

Please do this to remove confidential data:

After attaching that file here please mark this bug UNCONFIRMED to let someone check that problem.
Comment 4 Marek Laane 2013-07-02 14:25:51 UTC
Well, that is not applicable - as I said it concerns ALL the document, well like a news item with mark DO NOT PUBLISH BEFORE, but in my case it extends also some years after the publication. So I can't provide (attach here) document publicly but can send it to a specific person if required.
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2014-02-02 02:06:50 UTC
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This bug has been in NEEDINFO status with no change for at least 6 months. Please provide the requested information as soon as possible and mark the bug as UNCONFIRMED. Due to regular bug tracker maintenance, if the bug is still in NEEDINFO status with no change in 30 days the QA team will close the bug as INVALID due to lack of needed information.

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Comment 6 Marek Laane 2014-02-02 07:22:24 UTC
I'm really disappointed in  - I've clearly stated that I'm ready to provide the text to the person who intends to fix possible bug but not openly, and now it seems as there is no such person, the BR is just closed?
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2014-02-26 19:31:19 UTC
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