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Bug 54430 - FILEOPEN table missing loading a .doc
Summary: FILEOPEN table missing loading a .doc
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
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-09-03 10:22 UTC by
Modified: 2015-04-27 16:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Test document received from WinWord users (212.00 KB, application/msword)
2012-09-03 10:23 UTC,
Comparison WinWord Libreoffice (213.98 KB, image/png)
2013-11-12 13:30 UTC,
bt on a specific console trace (16.99 KB, text/plain)
2013-11-13 20:50 UTC, Julien Nabet

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Description 2012-09-03 10:22:48 UTC
Loading the attached .doc, you will not see a lot on p.3. Opening the same file in WinWord will show a not complex-table on p.3 as it should.

There are numerous table-related bugs, but filing this nonetheless as a) there is a test document attached, and b) there was no bug about tables simply gone missing when loading a .doc.

This is with Debian's LibreOffice
Comment 1 2012-09-03 10:23:33 UTC
Created attachment 66536 [details]
Test document received from WinWord users
Comment 2 A (Andy) 2012-12-26 22:57:18 UTC
reproducible with LO (Win7 Home, 64bit)

In LO you can not see the whole table on page 3 while you can see it in WORD 2007.
Maybe this also depends on the page break before this page?

In addition, the characters and graphics in the header and footer are grey in WORD 2007 while they are black in LO.
Comment 3 Julien Nabet 2013-11-11 22:30:08 UTC
On pc Debian testing x86-64 with Debian package, I see a table 1 row 2 cols at page 3.

Sebastian: could you give a new try with a recent LO version and tell us if you can see the table as it should?
If not could you attach a screenshot from MsWord to know what it should look like?
Comment 4 2013-11-12 13:30:29 UTC
Created attachment 89086 [details]
Comparison WinWord Libreoffice

Just retested the file on Libreoffice It still does not load the table. See attached screenshot with a comparison of page 3 as loaded by WinWord and by Libreoffice. The full table is missing, basically.
Comment 5 Julien Nabet 2013-11-13 06:38:06 UTC
Thank you for your feedback Sebastien, following your attachment and the fact I don't see this table, I put it at NEW
Comment 6 Julien Nabet 2013-11-13 20:50:13 UTC
Created attachment 89160 [details]
bt on a specific console trace

On pc Debian x86-64 with master sources updated today, I still don't see this table but noticed this console trace:
Trying to resize readonly stream by seeking, could be a wrong offset!

So I attached the corresponding bt.
I don't know if it may be related.
Comment 7 Julien Nabet 2013-11-13 20:52:30 UTC
Miklos: we've got a png showing a comparison between Word and LO + bt on a specific trace. Any idea what could help here? (I've got a full debug build with master sources updated today so if I can help to test something, no problem).
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Comment 9 Gordo 2015-04-27 16:23:04 UTC
With Non-printing Characters on, the table is visible.  The table is within a frame that is anchored to a paragraph that has a hidden character.  Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice Writer -> Formatting Aids -> Hidden text needs to be checked in order to see it.

Still doesn't look right.  The table with "Note:" does not appear at the bottom but overlaps with the other one.

Build ID: c4c7d32d0d49397cad38d62472b0bc8acff48dd6