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Bug 49184 - FILESAVE: Images, shapes and frames anchored in frames are lost when converting to .doc* formats
Summary: FILESAVE: Images, shapes and frames anchored in frames are lost when converti...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: filter:doc, filter:docx
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Blocks: DOCX-Frames DOC-Frames
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Reported: 2012-04-26 10:58 UTC by monopolymaster1
Modified: 2020-05-18 09:19 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Attachments
a .odt file with objects anchored to a frame and a .doc convertion (544.10 KB, application/zip)
2012-04-26 10:58 UTC, monopolymaster1
Details
ZIP of DOCs written out under different versions of LO. (16.92 KB, application/zip)
2015-04-04 12:03 UTC, Owen Genat (retired)
Details

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Description monopolymaster1 2012-04-26 10:58:36 UTC
Created attachment 60625 [details]
a .odt file with objects anchored to a frame and a .doc convertion

An object, such as a image or a frame, anchored to a frame will not appear if the .odt file is converted to a .doc* format.  Text in the frame will show up, but not if the text is in a frame that is anchored to another frame.  See attached examples, the .odt has objects anchored to a frame.  In the .doc the objects do not appear.
Comment 1 Roman Eisele 2012-09-19 16:59:44 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 bfoman (inactive) 2012-10-12 17:46:59 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> An object, such as a image or a frame, anchored to a frame will not appear
> if the .odt file is converted to a .doc* format.  Text in the frame will
> show up, but not if the text is in a frame that is anchored to another
> frame.  See attached examples, the .odt has objects anchored to a frame.  In
> the .doc the objects do not appear.

Confirmed with:
LO 3.6.3.1
Build ID: f8fce0b
Windows XP Professional SP3

NEW and platform field changed to All.
Comment 3 Roman Eisele 2012-10-13 16:56:09 UTC
REPRODUCIBLE also on Mac OS X (10.6.8) Intel
* with LibO 3.6.3.1 (Build ID: f8fce0b).
* with current Master build: LOdev 3.7.0.0.alpha0+;
  build ID: 1ae1bca; pull time: 2012-10-09 04:37:06.

So no progress even in the Master branch.

As fas as I can see, the situation is even worse in .docx export than in .doc export: while in .doc format export at least the first (outmost) frame is saved, it is missing completely in the .docx format export; the text which is directly inside of the outmost frame is appended to the main document text as if there was no frame.

IMHO this is a major issue.
Comment 4 Owen Genat (retired) 2013-09-23 00:24:24 UTC
I can confirm the loss of data still exists for the provided example files under Crunchbang 11 running TDF/LO v4.1.0.4. It may also be worth noting that this bug appears related to bug #40540. The example in this bug indicates a problem with not only graphics in frames, but also text within a frame, within a frame. The related bug indicated only deals with graphics in frames being lost when saving to the DOC format.
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:41:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Owen Genat (retired) 2015-04-04 12:03:00 UTC
Created attachment 114611 [details]
ZIP of DOCs written out under different versions of LO.

Re-tested under GNU/Linux x86_64 using:
v3.3.4.1 OOO330m19 Build: 401
v3.4.6.2 OOO340m1 Build: 602
v3.5.7.2 Build ID: 3215f89-f603614-ab984f2-7348103-1225a5b
v3.6.7.2 Build ID: e183d5b
v4.0.6.2 Build ID: 2e2573268451a50806fcd60ae2d9fe01dd0ce24
v4.1.6.2 Build ID: 40ff705089295be5be0aae9b15123f687c05b0a
v4.2.8.2 Build ID: 48d50dbfc06349262c9d50868e5c1f630a573ebd
v4.3.5.2 Build ID: 3a87456aaa6a95c63eea1c1b3201acedf0751bd5
v4.4.1.2 Build ID: 45e2de17089c24a1fa810c8f975a7171ba4cd432

All versions produce the same result i.e., when the resultant DOC is opened in LO Writer the object in a frame and text in a frame in a frame are not visible. Resultant DOCs attached for others to test under MS Word.
Comment 7 Owen Genat (retired) 2015-04-04 12:04:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:28:10 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Telesto 2017-05-07 09:32:56 UTC
Repro with:
Version: 5.4.0.0.alpha1+
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

Same problem when exporting to DOCX
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2018-10-01 02:52:32 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 sdc.blanco 2019-10-28 11:57:26 UTC
Can confirm.  
Conducted test using .odt file in comment 1 (and also added a Shape (anchored to the frame). 

Results:

For .doc
1.  All (image, frame, shape) anchored to the frame are lost, while the frame remains.
2.  Remaining frame remains as Text Frame

For docx.

1. Like doc., ll (image, frame, shape) anchored to the frame are lost, while the frame remains.
2.  Unlike .doc, the frame was listed under TextFrame in Navigator.  After saving and reloading, the frame is now listed under Drawing Object

Have changed bug title to better reflect the problem.

Version: 6.3.3.1 (x64)
Build ID: f41f4c7f9507aeca13cb9df51f34d80e8ba30a99
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: en-US (en_DK); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 12 sdc.blanco 2019-10-28 14:35:42 UTC
More information.

This original bug report was about images and frames that were <u>anchored to a frame</u>.  And I confirmed that it happens with shapes as well. This bug is different from bug #40540 (where the shape is anchored to a paragraph).  

This inspired an additional test with attachment 60625 [details].  Now the frame, image, and shape (which I added) were <u>anchored to a paragraph</u> inside the frame.

Saving and reloading as .doc

1.  Shape and frame are lost. (same as when they were anchored to the frame)
2.  Image was not lost  (in contrast to when it was anchored to the frame).

Saving and reloading as .docx

1. Nothing was lost!
2. But image and shape were now anchored "as character"
3. And the frames were now listed under "Draw objects" in Navigator, while they were "Text frames" before saving.  (similar to the original case).

(have not tried other variations)