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Bug 53717 - VIEWING: EPS Objects on transparent background WRITER shows WHITE.
Summary: VIEWING: EPS Objects on transparent background WRITER shows WHITE.
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.4 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-08-19 15:00 UTC by C.Berlin
Modified: 2015-03-21 17:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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EPS Example, ODT Writer, PDF Export, Screenshot (337.77 KB, application/x-gzip)
2012-08-19 15:00 UTC, C.Berlin

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Description C.Berlin 2012-08-19 15:00:02 UTC
Created attachment 65781 [details]
EPS Example, ODT Writer, PDF Export, Screenshot

Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
1. Take an EPS and set the background to transparent (Inkscape coud do the job) 
2. Open Writer and set the Background Color to non-white Color
3. Import the EPS graphic and you will see the graphic on a withe background

Current behavior:

EPS with graphics on transparent background shows white.

Expected behavior:

EPS with graphics on transparent background should be shown the background color of the current page.

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1
Comment 1 Thomas Hackert 2013-06-25 17:18:34 UTC
Hello C. Berlin, *,
I can confirm your issue with LO Version: Build ID: 1b3956717a60d6ac35b133d7b0a0f5eb55e9155 with installed Germanophone lang- as well as helppack under Debian Testing AMD64, so I set the status to "New". Maybe some kind developer will have a look at it ... ;)
Sorry for the inconvenience
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Comment 3 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2015-03-21 17:40:13 UTC
Several points here:
1/ how do you check that your EPS file has transparent background?
2/ what you see in the LibreOffice and what is exported to PDF is the preview of the EPS. As your EPS does not include a preview (raster image), it is generated on the fly by LibreOffice using an external program if available (ghostscript under Linux). Not sure if this program has the capability to generate a preview with transparency.

That said, in the cases where transparency background is important, you should use SVG format instead of EPS. Your test file shows that it works as expected with SVG.

So if there is a bug it is not a bug in LibreOffice. So closing as NotOurBug.
Please, feel free to reopen if you disagree.

Best regards. JBF