Bug 43781 - FILEOPEN: textbackgroundcolors changes made in Word not loaded
Summary: FILEOPEN: textbackgroundcolors changes made in Word not loaded
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.4 release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-12-13 00:58 UTC by gerbendonker
Modified: 2015-08-20 09:29 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

see above (1.14 MB, application/msword)
2011-12-13 00:58 UTC, gerbendonker
simplified test case (33.00 KB, application/msword)
2012-02-15 03:50 UTC, sasha.libreoffice

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Description gerbendonker 2011-12-13 00:58:24 UTC
Created attachment 54389 [details]
see above

Problem description: opening attached file does not load changed textbackground colors changed in Office 2003. When I save this document as a .odt in Office 2007 and then open it in Writer it is alrigth.

Steps to reproduce:
1. open document in Writer: a lot is yellow
2. open document in Word: most is green

Current behavior: different textbackgroundcolors between Word (oké) and Writer (wrong)

Expected behavior: Same colors please.

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/535.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/15.0.874.121 Safari/535.2
Comment 1 sasha.libreoffice 2012-02-15 03:50:27 UTC
Created attachment 57077 [details]
simplified test case

I have deleted almost all content of initial document using Word 2003. Now in Word 2003 all text is on green, and in Writer all text is on yellow.
reproduced on 3.3.4 and 3.6.0 master
Comment 2 Peter Jennings 2013-03-09 01:35:12 UTC
Same problem for docx file created in Word 2007 and opened in Libre Office
To create test case:-
Create some text in Word, redact part of the text (change background colour to same as text colour - black) and save. Open In Writer and the text background colour is the default white everywhere.

Possible subsidiary bug - changing background colour in Writer does so for the entire paragraph, not just the selected text.
If you want to redact part of a paragraph then the selected words need to be first highlighted (in black), but this automatically changes the text colour to white, so the text colour then needs to be changed back to black.

Yes I know that this does not truly redact the text until the document is printed.
Comment 3 Xisco Faulí 2014-03-24 15:16:05 UTC
It's still reproducible with:
   - Libreoffice Build ID: 1c1366bba2ba2b554cd2ca4d87c06da81c05d24
   - Libreoffice Build ID: 3be8cda0bddd8e430d8cda1ebfd581265cca5a0f
   - Libreoffice Build ID: aeab0183e86fe011d32058864c02b2de4da32dc9
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Comment 5 gerbendonker 2015-05-03 12:17:42 UTC
Still there. Tested with original document.

Build ID: c4c7d32d0d49397cad38d62472b0bc8acff48dd6

MS Word 2013 (15.0.4711.1001) MSO (15.0.4711.1000) 32-bits
Comment 6 Peter Jennings 2015-05-03 17:02:11 UTC
In my copy of it seems to be fixed for my test case (see previous post). The imported docx file displays black on black.

However there is a similar bug in Calc spreadsheet. Import excel spreadsheet and conditional background colours only partially visible.
Comment 7 Xisco Faulí 2015-08-20 09:29:57 UTC
I confirm that this issue can no longer be reproduced with

Build ID: 1b1a90865e348b492231e1c451437d7a15bb262b
Locale: es-ES (es_ES)

on Windows 7 (64-bit)

Tested Insert->Picture->From File and File->Open.