Bug 49881 - VML Autoshapes created in MS Office not imported at all in LO 3.5.3, FILEOPEN, FORMATTING
Summary: VML Autoshapes created in MS Office not imported at all in LO 3.5.3, FILEOPEN...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.3 release
Hardware: All All
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: interoperability
Keywords: filter:docx
Depends on:
Blocks: OOXML-2007 VML-Textbox
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Reported: 2012-05-13 13:26 UTC by Rahul Singh
Modified: 2022-09-30 03:53 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Figures created using MS Word autoshapes do not import at all in LO (64.93 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2012-05-13 13:26 UTC, Rahul Singh
Test document in LO (217.90 KB, application/pdf)
2012-08-29 17:14 UTC, Lekow
Test document in (139.03 KB, application/pdf)
2013-01-03 00:39 UTC, Ruslan Kabatsayev
Test document in Word 2010 (684.08 KB, application/pdf)
2014-02-20 18:16 UTC, Alexandr
Stripped down test document (32.25 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2018-02-13 04:21 UTC, Luke

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Description Rahul Singh 2012-05-13 13:26:15 UTC
Created attachment 61580 [details]
Figures created using MS Word autoshapes do not import at all in LO

The attached document has three different figures created with auto shapes. LO does not import any of the figures at all. This problem appears specific to Autoshapes in .DOCX format.
Comment 1 madmuffin 2012-06-02 04:12:55 UTC
confirmed using LO 3.5.3 on Linux amd64.
Comment 2 Lekow 2012-08-29 17:14:53 UTC
Created attachment 66283 [details]
Test document in LO

The bug is confirmed in LO under Windows 7 SP1 32 bit.
The position of some shapes is VERY strange. Some of them are shown as rectangles and some of them are missed.
I've attached the PDF.
Comment 3 Ruslan Kabatsayev 2013-01-03 00:39:29 UTC
Created attachment 72409 [details]
Test document in

The symptoms have changed since comment 2, and now this bug seems to be solved (i.e. the shapes *are* imported), still leaving us with bug 49260 (imported, but in wrong place).
Tested in Version (Build ID: ca3aba4cdf766cf33b0dbbe495c9e6f57f06982)
Comment 4 Alexandr 2014-02-20 18:16:57 UTC
Created attachment 94451 [details]
Test document in Word 2010

The situation is much better in LibreOffice 4.1.4: the shapes are on correct places. But I see a problem with arrows: on page 5 they have incorrect direction in top figure and are not imported for bottom figure. I attach a pdf from word 2010 which shows how the document should be represented. Also, I see bug 70942.
Comment 5 Alexandr 2014-08-18 08:49:48 UTC
Still reproducible as described in the previous comment with LibreOffice 4.2.5 and on Debian. I decrease importance of the bug, because now the situation is not so bad as in the initial description.
Comment 6 Alexandr 2015-05-24 11:34:59 UTC
Reproducible with LibreOffice on Debian.
Comment 7 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-13 12:18:24 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Telesto 2016-12-09 11:35:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2017-12-10 16:39:07 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Luke 2018-02-13 04:21:34 UTC
Created attachment 139850 [details]
Stripped down test document

Stripped down version to demonstrate the issues. This is likely a VML issue. When file is upgraded to OOXML, the shapes are correctly imported.

Reproducible in Version: (x64)
Build ID: 3deac9691011711a3b9e50d19499c588af074d7f
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2019-02-14 03:49:50 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Luke 2019-02-14 06:26:51 UTC
repo in Version:
Build ID: 45f4de6d333aa3fa5873cf8e1146286c74960557
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win;
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2022-09-30 03:53:33 UTC
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