- Open Writer
- Enter the word "Test"
- Press the bullet button
- Save as "Microsoft Word 97/200/XP/2003 (.doc)"
- Close and Reopen the document.
Note: There is a nojn-standard special bullet. Opening in Word gives the same result which indicates that this is a bug of the export filter.
I can reproduce this bug with "LibreOffice 3.4.4 Portable MultilingualNormal".
But I CANNOT reproduce it with "LibO_3.4.4_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US".
Thus I don't know if it is a general bug of the windows build or only a bug of the portable build.
[Reproducible] with LibreOffice 3.4.4, German langpack installed, running on MacOS X 10.6.8 German.
Following the steps given in Description, the test document shows, after opening it again, star-shaped bullets. I will attach a screenshot showing the results.
-- Changing Status to New because bug is confirmed now.
-- Changing Platform from Windows to All because the bug is also present on MacOS X.
Created attachment 54630 [details]
How the DOC file looks like when I open it again (LO 3.4.4, MacOS X)
Created attachment 54631 [details]
How the DOC file looks like when I open it again (LO 3.5beta1, MacOS X)
1) The problem is also present in LibreOffice 3.5beta1 (again German langpack installed, again running on MacOS X 10.6.8) -- see the attached screenshot: instead of the star-like bullet, the DOC file now shows a placeholder glyph for the bullet. This placeholder glyph, looking like a square with round corners and something like a W in its centre, is used by MacOS X when it can’t find a matching glyph for a given Unicode character.
2) The problem is also present in Master:
Build ID: 0f44079-d46295c-6e20485-4c1bcb5-libreoffice-3-5-branch-point
Build Date: 2011-12-15
Installation file name: master~2011-12-15_05.20.12_LibO-Dev_3.6.0beta0_MacOS_x86_install_en-US.dmg
with US langpack installed (I will try a newer Master build later, if necessary).
The DOC file looks like in 3.5 beta 1: the same placeholder glyph instead of the bullet.
the problem is not visible when I save the test document as RTF file -- in this case, the bullet is fine after opening the file again, both with LibreOffice 3.4.4 and 3.5 beta 1.
I have seen the problem with wrong glyphs in bulleted lists for a very long time (possibly since OpenOffice 1) on MacOS X (10.4 to 10.6) with the German Language Pack.
I think it is also a problem concerning the .doc/.docx _import_ filters because it happens when you open Word documents from a Windows platform in OOo/LO on a Mac.
The type of wrong glyph differs. Beside the star shaped glyph and the placeholder glypgh mentioned by Roman, I have often seen a square with an X in it. Possibly depends on the .doc/.docx version.
Still reproducible with LibreOffice 18.104.22.168.
Updated Summary according to comment #5 and own experience:
-- not a regression
-- FILESAVE and/or FILEOPEN is affected
-- not only .doc, also .docx affected.
This is the same issue as bug 34814, which should be fixed now. The fix should be available in the upcoming versions LibreOffice 3.5.4 and 3.6.0.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 34814 ***