Bug 47430 - Writer FILESAVE: frame, anchored to header is thrown away when save to DOC format
Summary: Writer FILESAVE: frame, anchored to header is thrown away when save to DOC fo...
Status: NEW
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: interoperabillity
Keywords: filter:doc, filter:docx
Depends on:
Blocks: DOCX-Header-Footer DOC-Header-Footer
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Reported: 2012-03-17 03:23 UTC by Daniel Lee Eschbach
Modified: 2019-02-25 21:28 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Blank Pleading Document (19.93 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2012-03-17 03:23 UTC, Daniel Lee Eschbach
doc test file, saved using msWord 2007 (30.00 KB, application/msword)
2012-06-12 00:52 UTC, sasha.libreoffice

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Description Daniel Lee Eschbach 2012-03-17 03:23:14 UTC
Created attachment 58587 [details]
Blank Pleading Document

A legal pleading document (.odt, .doc .docx) will load in correctly, but when again saved after editing as a (.doc or .docx) file, it strips the line numbering off the left hand side. Files have to be saved as a (.doc or .docx) file for compatibility with attorney(s) word processor(s). I have included a blank pleading in .odt format. Also after the save, you cannot access the header or footer on the document again.
Comment 1 sasha.libreoffice 2012-06-12 00:52:29 UTC
Created attachment 62918 [details]
doc test file, saved using msWord 2007

For creating this file, I opened first attachment, moved frame on left of page (with numbers) from header to page itself using Writer, then saved to DOC. Then in msWord moved this frame again to header and saved.
Comment 2 sasha.libreoffice 2012-06-12 01:02:04 UTC
Thanks for bugreport. 
Reproduced in 3.3.4 and 3.5.4 on Fedora 64 bit (Windows not tested).
It is FILESAVE problem. When document contains frame, anchored to header, this frame is thrown away when saving to DOC format.

What is interesting: when open second attachment by Writer 3.5.4, edit and save again to DOC format, it saves correctly.

msWord 2007 opens first attachment (odt) without frame on left of page

Format docx not tested, because functionality to save to it is experimental now. Not expected that it will work correctly now. 

Changing version to 3.3.4 as most early reproduced
Comment 3 Cor Nouws 2013-07-26 11:48:47 UTC
Still a problem in frame3 is lost
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:41:15 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-04-23 11:47:02 UTC
Still repro.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version: (x64)
Build ID: f3375fa07f27bd2ade519af3c07d69040d10eaa9
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2015-04-22_23:38:50
Locale: fi_FI
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:33:58 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Telesto 2017-05-07 09:36:00 UTC
Still a repro with:
Build ID: 274ecb49b70b3f01d47546e3b44317946c106042
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.2; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2017-05-05_22:45:07
Locale: nl-BE (nl_NL); Calc: single
Comment 8 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-21 22:03:06 UTC
Still reproducible in

Build ID: 86f256596c8566e80993e1cf6035bc3534b6f816
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.10; UI render: GL; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2018-10-02 02:56:20 UTC
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