Bug 51867 - Custom document properties containing "<" are not correctly imported from docx
Summary: Custom document properties containing "<" are not correctly imported from docx
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: filters and storage (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.4 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-07-08 07:46 UTC by Simon Kornblith
Modified: 2015-01-21 09:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

File demonstrating issue (21.61 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2012-07-08 07:46 UTC, Simon Kornblith

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Description Simon Kornblith 2012-07-08 07:46:56 UTC
Created attachment 63975 [details]
File demonstrating issue

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Create a new document in Microsoft Word.
2. Open "Properties" and add a new custom document property with a value starting with "<" (e.g., "<Test").
3. Save the document as a docx file.
4. Open the docx file in LibreOffice.
5. Open File->Properties.
6. The previously added property shows only as "<".

Expected behavior:

Custom document properties containing a "<" should be properly imported from docx files.


I can only reproduce this when opening docx files. Properties are correctly imported from doc files.

I have attached a docx file that demonstrates this issue. It has a property named "Test" with the value "<Test". This property can be read correctly by Word, but LibreOffice shows its value as "<".
Comment 1 Valek Filippov 2012-07-10 03:25:06 UTC
Confirmed with LO 3.6 beta 2
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Comment 3 Buovjaga 2015-01-21 09:38:56 UTC
Property imports correctly now -> WFM.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 07e84cae983c08afdba03018413a19d01abb3006
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-01-19_06:15:38