Bug 45535 - Conversion Of MS Word In Writer Issues
Summary: Conversion Of MS Word In Writer Issues
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.3 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) All
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: confirmed: interoperab...
Keywords: filter:doc
Depends on:
Blocks: DOC
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Reported: 2012-02-02 04:13 UTC by Andy Rogers
Modified: 2018-02-15 09:14 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Example MS Document File we have issues with (710.50 KB, application/msword)
2012-02-02 04:13 UTC, Andy Rogers
How document should look in Work Screen Shot (60.07 KB, image/png)
2012-02-02 04:14 UTC, Andy Rogers

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Description Andy Rogers 2012-02-02 04:13:13 UTC
Created attachment 56512 [details]
Example MS Document File we have issues with


Please see the attached document, which when opened in Writer does not format correctly to how it looks in MS Word.

This is just an example, we have had other issues where we receive some documents with a lot of formatting, and picutres on.  They don't seem to display correctly at all.

We are slowly moving machines from MS Office to LO, but one of our concers is conversion between formatts which we still do receive a lot of in MS Type which need to be as accurate as possible.
Comment 1 Andy Rogers 2012-02-02 04:14:47 UTC
Created attachment 56513 [details]
How document should look in Work Screen Shot

Screen shot of how document should look when opened in MS Word
Comment 2 sasha.libreoffice 2012-02-21 07:22:40 UTC
Thanks for bugreport. It will help to improve LibreOffice.
Currently Writer contains several bugs that not allow to open doc files correctly. For example, Word allows to place objects partially outside of page. And Writer not allows. Therefore impossible to open part of doc files correctly.
I have created one separate bugreport for bug, encountered in attachment:
Bug 35334 - document from Word with wordart looks different in Writer
And when it will be fixed, I will create another bugreport for another problem.
Comment 3 Andy Rogers 2012-04-24 03:41:50 UTC
Still present in 3.5.3 RC1
Comment 4 retired 2013-12-12 11:40:32 UTC
Still valid for The document opens fine, but when comparing the exact wording and line breaks Word and LO do differ in several occasions.
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-04-19 03:23:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:42:42 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Aron Budea 2016-09-27 09:34:59 UTC
There are still significant differences when opened with v5.2.2.2.
Comment 8 Timur 2016-09-28 17:37:12 UTC
It's highly unlikely that any bugs of type "multiple problems/bad rendering", will be fixed, so this bug shouldn't be confirmed.
Each issue (section break, paragraph break, text box, picture...) should be reported separately, after a search for already reported bugs, as Sasha started. 
Only if bugs don't exist, they should be reported separately for each problem, even if they happen with the same file.
Aron, if you may take that, this bug could be closed as Invalid.
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2017-12-10 16:41:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Timur 2018-02-15 09:14:49 UTC
In addition to Comment 8, this document's 1st page is also wrong in MSO. 
Invalid bug.