"LibreOffice 3.4.3 RC2 - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO340m1 (Build:302)]" will not transfer a user defined style to other document with copy / paste
Steps to reproduce:
1. Start LibO
2. Open new DRAW document from LibO start center
3. draw a rectangle (or other shape, does not matter)
4. change color to yellow
5. select shape again if necessary
control points visible
6. <f11> if necessary to open "Styles and Formatting" pane
7. In pane heading click icon "New style from selection"
Create Style dialog appears
8. type Name "y", <ok>
New style "y" will be listed
9. select shape again if necessary
10. Menu 'Edit -> Copy'
11. Menu 'File -> New -> DRAWING
New DRAW document appears
12. Click somewhere into the document
13. Menu 'Edit -> Paste'
Rectangle / Shape appears
Expected: Color yellow, Style "y"
Actual: Color "Blue 9" (or whatever your "Standard" color
might be", no style "y" listed in
"Styles and Formatting" pane
- Reported with Bug Submission Assistant -
Also a problem with "LibreOffice Portable 3.3.3 - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO330m19 (Build:301 Tag 126.96.36.199)]" and an OOo-dev 3.2 version, so seems to be inherited from OOo.
Worked fine with OOo 3.1.1
Still a problem with Server installation of Master "LibO-dev 3.5.0 – WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) English UI [(Build ID: 81607ad-3dca5fd-da627d2)]"
NEW / Confirmed due to many versions and OOo Issue
Seems to be limited to DRAW /Impress. Writer text styles will be transferred correctly to a new document
This annoying bug forces me to use OOo 3.1.1 for my Drawing needs.
To demonstrate the problem I created 2 Documents "mysample00.odg" and "mysample11.odg"
First some test with OOo 3.1.1 demonstrate how it should work.
1. Open "mysample00.odg" with OOO 3.1.1
> Contains 3 drawing elements
<f11> to open 'Styles and Formatting', contains user styles
"heating", "BMK", "cooling",
2. Menu 'File -> New -> Drawing'
> Does not contain styles "heating", "BMK", "cooling"
3. switch back to "mysample00.odg"
4. <control+a>, then <control+c> to select and copy all
5. switch to new empty document
Expected: 3 pasted elements in new documents look exactly as in
"mysample00.odg", new document now contains user styles
"heating", "BMK", "cooling"
Actual: as expected
Now an additional test
11. Open "mysample11.odg"
> contains 3 drawing elements
<f11> to open 'Styles and Formatting', contains "heating", "BMK",
"heating", "cooling" are different from "mysample00.odg"
12. Create new additional Slide in "mysample11.odg"
13. Redo from step 4, but paste to Slied2 "mysample11.odg"
Expected: 3 pasted elements in new documents look exactly as in
Sheet1 "mysample11.odg", means style in target document have
Actual: as expected
Now do the same tests with "LibreOffice Portable 3.3.0 - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO330m19 (Build:6) tag libreoffice-188.8.131.52]"
In step 6 Unexpected: no style transferred, elements damaged
In step 13 everything works fine and as expected
Same bad result with "LibreOffice 3.4.5 RC1 - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [Build ID: OOO340m1 (Build:501)]" and
with Parallel Dev-Installation of "LibreOffice 3.5.0 Beta2- WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [Build-ID : 8589e48-760cc4d-f39cf3d-1b2857e-60db978]
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Created attachment 55108 [details]
See Comment 2!
> Seems to be limited to DRAW /Impress. Writer text styles will be transferred
correctly to a new document
But how about frames? But my be it is another bug.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Start new Writer document
2. Tools->Galery and drag into document any background. Appears square picture.
3. Select it and change horizontal size
4. Copy it
5. Start new Impress document
Expected: picture pasted with changed horizontal size
Actually: picture is square
Basck to list due to the facts.
This problem is inherited and a terrible nuisance, some time after OOo this feature broke and Draw became a rather useless tool. For me OOo 3.1.1 still is essential for creating drawings because of this problem.
I nominate this one as HardHack on <https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/HardHacks#General>. Until this will have been fixed users who need a tool will have to use OOo 3.1 (3.2)?
@mst: I've seen a note from you once on this bug. So just thought adding you here.
(In reply to comment #6)
> @mst: I've seen a note from you once on this bug. So just thought adding you
Sorry, wasn't you but a collegue ;-)
some time ago it's fixed that styles are included when one copies a full page/slide:
I guess that what is done with
// Copy styles. This unconditionally copies all styles, even those
// remove copied styles not used on any inserted page and create
for the pages could be done for the objects too.
However in any case we have a simple workaround now:
copy a full page and the styles are copied to the target document.
So IMO it's OK to set the severity to 'normal'
*** Bug 65528 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 62175 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 64820 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I think this should have a much higher priority. When I reported this as a duplicate bug for LO 4.0 series it was flagged as "highest critical" or something like that. It is loss of data..!! And duplicating slides in a presentation or copying multiple slides over to other presentations for re-use is an almost daily exercise which now turns into a nightmare. I also think that this is real basic stuff that should be rock solid among different versions. And if it fails it should be addressed with utmost attention and pace.
And it seems it worked between 3.3 and 4.0 versions, at least for me. So it had been fixed and been brought back into the game thereafter.
Just read the comment about full page copy to retain styles above... This does NOT work, neither in 4.0 nor 4.1 - at least copying a full page within your document will kill all custom styles applied to objects on that very page.
Hopefully we can increase importance of this bug a lot.
Thanks in advance,
@markus: pls before hitting 'Save changes' when setting the version to a higher number, pls read the information that appears on that action.
(And then in general: do not change that field) ;)
(In reply to comment #13)
> Just read the comment about full page copy to retain styles above... This
> does NOT work, neither in 4.0 nor 4.1 - at least copying a full page within
> your document will kill all custom styles applied to objects on that very
I will check that. Might be related to some recent bugs with styles in Impress/Draw.
Sorry about that, won't do again.
It is just that this bug keeps me awake like the "fonts not saved" bug as well as the "negative indents not saved" bug. All related to formatting core functionality. I have been promoting open standards to all my employees and indeed everyone started liking open standards such as LibreOffice as well. It is just critical that core features that we rely on on a daily business do not work as intended. Would be great if these could be fixed very soon.
Thanks again for your great work and effort,
This one even gets worse...!!!
Now I realize (LO 184.108.40.206) that even moving a chart within the same presentation (say from slide position 3 to another one) will make all objects on the page loose their applied custom formatting. They simply revert to "default" (after save, close and re-open).
Again in my opinion this is a very nasty bug and should be treated as a mab4.1 It makes LO Impress virtually irrelevant for professional use, as rearranging slides in a document will kill all formatting.
Worked OK in OO 3.2, started in OO 3.3, so inherited. Still NOK in LO 5.1+.
Dear David Tardon,
This bug has been in ASSIGNED status for more than 3 months without any activity. Resetting it to NEW.
Please assigned it back to yourself if you're still working on this.
still repro follow steps in
Version: 220.127.116.11 (x64)
Build ID: 9b0d9b32d5dcda91d2f1a96dc04c645c450872bf
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL;
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); Calc: CL
Mike, if you can, please look at this bug.
Still exists in version
Version: 18.104.22.168.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: 0f25a3c36f27fd51453b9a9115f236b83c143684
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win;
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2018-11-27_20:06:55
Locale: zh-TW (zh_TW); UI-Language: en-US
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(In reply to h-alicia from comment #22)
> Hello, as part of a university course, we have to try to fix a software bug.
> I decided to work on your software more precisely on this bug if it is not
> yet resolved. Is it still possible?
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Duplicate of bug 115460? Or bug 89369?
This problem still exists in 7.4.x
It's impractical to produce a set of drawings for a project that have the same styles without the ability to copy styles from document to document.