Bug 49246 - FILEOPEN: particular .pptx with missing (2D) WordArt Text Effects (Glow)
Summary: FILEOPEN: particular .pptx with missing (2D) WordArt Text Effects (Glow)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: OOXML-WordArt PPTX-Texteffect
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Reported: 2012-04-28 02:54 UTC by sasha.libreoffice
Modified: 2023-03-11 15:11 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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pptx file with some font effects and screenshot of itself (261.57 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation)
2012-04-28 02:54 UTC, sasha.libreoffice
screenshot of first slide in 3.6.b1 on Fedora 64 bit (110.99 KB, image/png)
2012-07-06 06:34 UTC, sasha.libreoffice

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Description sasha.libreoffice 2012-04-28 02:54:01 UTC
Created attachment 60722 [details]
pptx file with some font effects and screenshot of itself

Attached presentation contains:
1 slide: some text with font effects
2 slide: screenshot of first slide made in PP 2007 on Windows 7
Reproduced in 3.3.4 and 3.5.2 on Fedora 64 bit and  Windows 7 32 bit

What is interesting: in PowerPoint text is without effects during editing. Effects appears only after we exit text frame.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-04-28 08:18:39 UTC
[Reproducible] with "LibreOffice (RC2) German UI/Locale [Build-ID: 235ab8a-3802056-4a8fed3-2d66ea8-e241b80] on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit). [Reproducible] with "LibreOffice 3.3.3  German UI/Locale [OOO330m19 (Build:301) tag libreoffice-] on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit). Effect "Diagonal Squares" works fine (although I have a problem do understand direction "from right to bottom"), but Shadow, Relief (something like 3D) neither visible in Edit mode nor in SLIDESHOW.

Same in OOo 3.3, I believe problem is inherited from OOo.

My suspect: DUP of or related to "Bug 41180 - VIEWING: Wordart 3D and color effect missing when FILEOPEN particular pptx"

What do you think concerning my suspect?
Comment 2 sasha.libreoffice 2012-04-28 08:35:05 UTC
Thanks for link
What about 3D effect: almost duplicate. Even if effects is different, on projector it is almost unseen difference.

What about 2D effect: it is completely different bug. There is shadow. And here is something like halo or fuzzy contour. This contour is very important because allows using font with any color on any background and text always readable.

What about module: there Calc, here Impress. I do not know if internals for font effects and import filters is the same for both or different.
Comment 3 sasha.libreoffice 2012-04-28 08:38:33 UTC
Last 2 lines from previous comment are wrong. There pptx. Sorry
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-07-05 00:01:10 UTC
Not reproducible for me with reporter's sample and
parallel installation of Master "LOdev "   - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) ENGLISH UI [Build ID: 3985521]" (tinderbox: W2008R2@16-minimal_build, pull time 2012-06-24)
with "LibreOffice 3.3.3  German UI/Locale [OOO330m19 (Build:301) tag libreoffice-] on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) 

I have no idea what the 2D problem might be, effect is running more smoothly in PPT VIEWER, but I can't see a general difference. 
Please explain more clearly and detailled! "There is shadow ...."? 
- Where? LibO or PP? 
- Where in the presentation?
Comment 5 sasha.libreoffice 2012-07-06 06:34:37 UTC
Created attachment 63890 [details]
screenshot of first slide in 3.6.b1 on Fedora 64 bit
Comment 6 sasha.libreoffice 2012-07-06 06:40:03 UTC
On screenshot of msPowerPoint (placed on 2-th slide of first attachment) we see blue contour around characters. In Impress (second attachment) we see no such contour.

It is important because msPowerPoint's users often place text on background of the same colour. They counting on that fact that with contour this text will looking perfectly. But in Impress it not seen at all.
Comment 7 bfoman (inactive) 2012-07-17 13:30:33 UTC
Confirmed with:
Build ID: own W7 debug build
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit

No 3d effect, no glowing - just plain text.
Comment 8 bfoman (inactive) 2012-10-15 10:46:14 UTC
NEW per comment 7.
Comment 9 Alexandr 2014-07-16 07:15:28 UTC
Reproducible with LibreOffice 4.2.5 and on Debian x86_64
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:24:56 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 Timur 2019-01-22 10:57:58 UTC
Repro 6.3+.
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2021-01-22 04:07:19 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2023-01-26 03:24:05 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 Regina Henschel 2023-03-11 15:11:38 UTC
Glow is still missing in Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 1309e6332d7ff2bd1f9b6bf87385b8b570e59158
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19045; UI render: default; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI: en-US
Calc: CL threaded

Vers 7.6 is principle able to render Glow, but import is missing.