Bug 41459 - Rotated text not saved in TABLES with FILESAVE in microsoft word format
Summary: Rotated text not saved in TABLES with FILESAVE in microsoft word format
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 34436
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.3 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-10-04 10:56 UTC by j-b-m
Modified: 2013-11-24 22:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

Original ODT document (8.92 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2011-10-08 00:09 UTC, j-b-m
File saved in Word format (.doc) (9.00 KB, application/msword)
2011-10-08 00:11 UTC, j-b-m
Lost rotation in .doc format (9.40 KB, image/jpeg)
2011-10-08 00:14 UTC, j-b-m

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Description j-b-m 2011-10-04 10:56:27 UTC
Text rotation in a table is lost when saving the document in Microsoft word format.

To reproduce:

* Create new Writer document
* Add table (2x2 for example)
* Insert text in a cell
* Rotate text in the cell (Format > Character > Rotate 90°
* Save in Word format
* Close & reopen document, the text is not rotated.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-10-04 11:38:23 UTC
Not reproducible with "LibreOffice 3.4.3 RC2 - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO340m1 (Build:302)]" and saved as W2007 .doc / .docx.
Documents look cruelly damaged in MS Word Viewer, but rotation is sown correct when reopened in LibO.

what "Word format"? How can you know that it's not a FILEOPEN problem?
May I ask you to read  hints on <http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport> carefully?
Then please:
- Write a meaningful Summary
- Attach sample documents (not only screenshot), source.odt and result.doc
- Attach screenshots with comments if you believe that that might explain the 
  problem better than a text comment. Best way is to insert your screenshots
  into a DRAW document and to add comments that explain what you want to show
- Contribute a step by step instruction containing every key press and every 
  mouse click how to reproduce your problem (and if possible how to created a 
  sample document from the scratch)
- add information 
  -- what exactly is unexpected
  -- and why do you believe it's unexpected (cite Help or Documentation!)
  -- concerning your PC 
  -- concerning your OS (Version, Distribution, Language)
  -- concerning your LibO localization (UI language)
  –- Libo settings that might be related to your problems 
  -- how you launch LibO and how you opened the sample document
  –- If you can contribute an OOo Issue that might be useful
  -- everything else crossing your mind after you read a.m. URL
May be you can test <http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport_Details> for submitting bug reports?

Please file Bug reports with status UNCONFIRMED if your are not absolutely sure that you contributed all required background information, that the problem will be reproducible with information you can provide or that your enhancement request will be accepted! Thank you!
Comment 2 j-b-m 2011-10-08 00:09:20 UTC
Created attachment 52105 [details]
Original ODT document

Original sample file with rotated text in a table
Comment 3 j-b-m 2011-10-08 00:11:03 UTC
Created attachment 52106 [details]
File saved in Word format (.doc)

File saved in .doc format, text rotation is lost
Comment 4 j-b-m 2011-10-08 00:14:56 UTC
Created attachment 52107 [details]
Lost rotation in .doc format
Comment 5 j-b-m 2011-10-08 00:21:13 UTC
Sorry for the poor quality of my original report. Attached is a sample .odt file containing a 2x2 table with the word "Hello" in first cell. This text is rotated 90°.

To reproduce the issue:

* Open file (Original ODT document - first attachment)
* Save file in Word .doc format (Will give the second attachment)
* Close LibreOffice

* Reopen the .doc file, text rotation is lost.

This is a FILESAVE issue since opening the .doc format in Microsoft Word also loses text rotation.

Issue was originally produced on a Windows 7 64bit PC, but I could reproduce it on Ubuntu Linux 11.10
Comment 6 Thomas Thym 2011-12-21 09:45:47 UTC
I can confirm that bug in LOdev 3.5 beta 1 (LOdev 3.5.0 
Build ID: 7362ca8-b5a8e65-af86909-d471f98-61464c4)
Comment 7 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:31:41 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 8 j-b-m 2011-12-23 14:23:01 UTC
I can also confirm that this bug is still present in the 3.5.0 beta1 version,
Build ID: 7362ca8-b5a8e65-af86909-d471f98-61464c4
Comment 9 j-b-m 2011-12-28 06:57:43 UTC
Bug still present in lastest 3.5 beta2:

LOdev 3.5.0beta2 
Build ID: 4ca392c-760cc4d-f39cf3d-1b2857e-60db978
Comment 10 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-01-18 12:11:30 UTC
Correct rotation, but wrong alignment with Parallel Dev-Installation of  "LibreOffice 3.5.0 Beta3- WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [Build-ID: e40af8c-10029e3-615e522-88673a2-727f724]?
Comment 11 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-01-28 00:39:30 UTC
[Reproducible] with reporter's sample and "LibreOffice 3.5.0 RC2 German UI/Locale [Build-ID: e371a95-bf68a13-5a1aa2b-d3c1ae9-b938258] on German WIN7 Home Premium  (64bit). Also reproducible with own document.

DUP of "Bug 34436 - TABLES text in cells behaves wrong when rotated"

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 34436 ***