Bug 49549 - FILESAVE PPT PPTX Overlining lost after saving & reopening file
Summary: FILESAVE PPT PPTX Overlining lost after saving & reopening file
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: high major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA interoperability
Keywords: filter:ppt, filter:pptx
: 65278 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: PPTX PPT
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Reported: 2012-05-06 06:02 UTC by Wagner
Modified: 2019-09-25 13:36 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Example file to demostrate the bug (71.00 KB, application/vnd.ms-powerpoint)
2013-06-03 00:18 UTC, Wagner

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Description Wagner 2012-05-06 06:02:09 UTC
Problem description: 
If you format a character to have an 'overline' and you save the presentation as PPT, when you reopen the file, the character will no longer have the overline.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Create a presentation file and save it as PPT.
2. Add a text and format a character to have an overline.
3. Save and close the presentation.
4. Reopen the file.
5. Check that the character have lost the overline.

Current behavior:
Character loses the overline format when presentation is saved with PPT.

Expected behavior:
Character keeps the overline format when presentation is saved with PPT.

Platform (if different from the browser):
Windows 7 - 64bits
IE 9
Comment 1 Wagner 2012-05-06 06:03:50 UTC
I have lost a lot of work due to this problem. Now I have to review all my presentation and remember where I've put the overline format.
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2012-06-17 18:28:32 UTC
Please attach an example file, also this doesn't qualify as a CRITICAL bug, I'm going to make it the appropriate importance. This does not mean it'll be ignored ;) just trying to make things more accurate
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2013-05-26 22:32:20 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Wagner 2013-06-03 00:18:43 UTC
Created attachment 80172 [details]
Example file to demostrate the bug

Open the attached PPT file. Select the "XXXXX" text and right-click on it. Select the "Character..." contextual menu. Select the overline format. The selected text will be formatted with an overline. Save the file and re-open it. Check that the overline format has been lost.
Comment 5 Wagner 2013-06-03 00:20:11 UTC
The file attached can be used to demonstrate the bug.
Try to set the overline format to the "XXXXX" text, save the file and re-open it. Check that the format will be lost.
Comment 6 ign_christian 2013-06-03 02:22:36 UTC
reproducible on LO (Win7 32bit)

Tried several Overlining (single, double, bold, dotted) with automatic/black colored, that format will be lost after saving & reopening.
Comment 7 Joel Madero 2013-06-05 13:48:07 UTC
I know i'm the one who downed the priority but - this is a loss of data one so clearly a Major bug, apologies for the noise
Comment 8 Alexandr 2014-12-14 10:59:57 UTC
I reproduce the problem with LibreOffice 4.3.3 and 4.4.0 beta2 on Debian. Is overlining formatting possible in MS Office file format? I do not see any simple way to make overlinig in MS Office 2010. Googling gives 2 advices: use equations or use [alt] + 773.
Comment 9 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-07 16:26:43 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:42:42 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 Thomas Lendo 2017-06-21 22:51:44 UTC
Reproducible with Version:
Build ID: 6ef59d7ace7e4db52caea601a384ed016365bcaf
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.8; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2017-06-20_01:21:33
Locale: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 12 Xisco Faulí 2017-10-19 15:26:41 UTC
Still reproducible in

Build ID: cfbb8b5090537e79ba70e250ddee86d53facbe15
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.10; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 13 Xisco Faulí 2017-10-19 15:27:21 UTC
*** Bug 65278 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 14 Xisco Faulí 2018-08-16 21:51:49 UTC
Still reproducible in

Build ID: b264c9276888bb952deeec31abe3a77e05dac164
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); Calc: threaded

and in

LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-
Comment 15 QA Administrators 2019-08-19 06:55:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 16 Buovjaga 2019-09-25 13:36:35 UTC
The same also happens when saving as PPTX.

Is this a limitation in PPT (or even present-day PPTX)? It is hard to find out this type of historical information. When looking at search results limited to max. 2007, I see people getting advice to use the equation editor in MSO to achieve an overline.

Version: (x64)
Build ID: e1b51d4588b4b39592bb94dd5bb90de5e04d061e
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@62-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-09-23_09:16:11
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded