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Bug 49646 - FILEOPEN .pptx in notes view: note and sheet contents shown outside sheet area at top left
Summary: FILEOPEN .pptx in notes view: note and sheet contents shown outside sheet are...
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
3.4.5 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: BSA (target:4.0.0)
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Reported: 2012-05-08 08:44 UTC by Joseph Alexander Sochet, Esquire
Modified: 2012-11-16 07:14 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Here is an example of a pptx with notes (1.83 MB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation)
2012-05-17 15:25 UTC, Joseph Alexander Sochet, Esquire
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A screen capture of the problem, after more investigation (163.75 KB, image/png)
2012-05-18 14:53 UTC, Joseph Alexander Sochet, Esquire
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Kubuntu Screenshot of the Problem (156.23 KB, image/png)
2012-05-18 14:58 UTC, Joseph Alexander Sochet, Esquire
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Description Joseph Alexander Sochet, Esquire 2012-05-08 08:44:26 UTC
Notes for slides are not viewable when using pptx files.
Open pptx file with notes.
Go to notes view
no notes are there
Comment 1 bfoman (inactive) 2012-05-17 00:14:59 UTC
Could you attach example presentation to allow others to check on different system/build?
Comment 2 Joseph Alexander Sochet, Esquire 2012-05-17 15:25:13 UTC
Created attachment 61765 [details]
Here is an example of a pptx with notes
Comment 3 Joseph Alexander Sochet, Esquire 2012-05-17 15:26:51 UTC
Just wanted to add that I have regular PPT files where this does work correctly. These are all lecture documents from medical school. The uploaded pptx file is for reference purposes.
Comment 4 bfoman (inactive) 2012-05-18 00:36:10 UTC
Checked with:
LOdev 3.5.3rc1+ 
Build ID: 51648779-22e3d74-d554af7
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit

I can't load the attached file in Impress. General error, input/output error.
File works fine in Powerpoint 2010.
Comment 5 Joseph Alexander Sochet, Esquire 2012-05-18 09:14:06 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Checked with:
> LOdev 3.5.3rc1+ 
> Build ID: 51648779-22e3d74-d554af7
> Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
> 
> I can't load the attached file in Impress. General error, input/output error.
> File works fine in Powerpoint 2010.

Huh, I just opened it 
LibreOffice 3.5.3.2 
Build ID: 235ab8a-3802056-4a8fed3-2d66ea8-e241b80
Windows 7 Pro SP1 32bit

Impress really doesn't like this professor's PowerPointX files at all, if you do get it open, it does that really ugly dithering thing on the whole page. I have 2 other ones from this same professor (all over 3000kb though)
Comment 6 Joseph Alexander Sochet, Esquire 2012-05-18 14:51:55 UTC
Okay,
So I tested the same file in 3.5.3.2 under Kubuntu 12.04
The notes and slide seem to be up and to the left of the page. One had to scroll over.
I will add the attachment screen shots.
I tested the same file and same page under windows again, and there were some notes.
Now the page I tested is better than others.  Many of the other pages didn't always have the notes easily available either.  
I will also attach the screen shot of this.

Joe
Comment 7 Joseph Alexander Sochet, Esquire 2012-05-18 14:53:49 UTC
Created attachment 61817 [details]
A screen capture of the problem, after more investigation
Comment 8 Joseph Alexander Sochet, Esquire 2012-05-18 14:58:44 UTC
Created attachment 61818 [details]
Kubuntu Screenshot of the Problem
Comment 9 Joseph Alexander Sochet, Esquire 2012-06-04 14:05:20 UTC
Silly workaround:
Select all slides while under the note tab, apply the default layout.
Works for slides without a lot of notes. 
Suggested possible UI enhancement idea, add a Notes panel for note taking, like in PowerPoint, in the Normal View.
Comment 10 bfoman (inactive) 2012-10-25 11:58:04 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Checked with:
> LOdev 3.5.3rc1+ 
> Build ID: 51648779-22e3d74-d554af7
> Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit
> 
> I can't load the attached file in Impress. General error, input/output error.
> File works fine in Powerpoint 2010.

Confirmed with:
LO 3.6.3.1 
Build ID: f8fce0b
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit

Notes in upper-left corner with dithering overlay.

NEW as bug reproduced.
Comment 11 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-11-16 07:06:35 UTC
[Reproducible] with reporter's sample slide 2 and Server Installation of  "LibreOffice 3.4.5 German UI [Build ID: OOO340m1 (Build:502)]" parallel Server installation on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) 

Steps how to reproduce:
1. Open newsample.pptx
2. Switch view to "Notes" tab, if necessary 
   Sliede 1 will look as expected, top half of the white "sheet" shows the slide
   contents, bottom half shows the place holder for a note
   Slide 2 shows an empty white "sheet", you have to reduce zoom factor (to 10%)
   to see slide contents and note (?) outside white sheet area left from and 
   above sheet area. You can move the sheet contents and will see that there
   is a note.

LibO 3.4.1 rc1 does not show any contents in Notes view for slides with note 
LibO 3.3.3 crashes when I try to reproduce.

I can't reproduce the problem with simple self created .pptx saved from LibO.
How can we be sure that it's not a problem with the document?
Comment 12 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-11-16 07:14:42 UTC
Works for me  with parallel installation of Master "LOdev  4.0.0.0.alpha0+   -  ENGLISH UI / German Locale  [Build ID: a2b3ee)]"  {tinderbox: @6, pull time 2012-11-13 06:07:28} on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) with separate /4 User Profile for Master Branch.

I doubt that the fix can be backported to 3.6, please feel free to reopen this bug if you inf evidence that a backport will be  possible.

@Radek:
What do you think?