Bug 54717 - FILESAVE: vertical text became horizontal when saving in MS 2000/xp (.doc) format
Summary: FILESAVE: vertical text became horizontal when saving in MS 2000/xp (.doc) f...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-09-10 09:11 UTC by fazzi
Modified: 2015-02-20 09:59 UTC (History)
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original document with vertical text in odt format (9.42 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2012-09-10 09:19 UTC, fazzi
the same document in MS 2000/XP (.doc) format (9.00 KB, application/msword)
2012-09-10 09:21 UTC, fazzi

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Description fazzi 2012-09-10 09:11:49 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
1. open a new document
2. create a table
3. write a VERTICAL text in a cell of the table
4. save in "Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP/2003 (.doc) format
5. close the document
6. reopen the document: now the text is horizontal!

Current behavior:
vertical text became horizontal when saving in MS 2000/xp (.doc)  format

Expected behavior:
the text should remain vartical as happen when I save in .odt format

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0 Iceweasel/15.0
Comment 1 fazzi 2012-09-10 09:19:52 UTC
Created attachment 66908 [details]
original document with vertical text in odt format
Comment 2 fazzi 2012-09-10 09:21:23 UTC
Created attachment 66909 [details]
the same document in MS 2000/XP (.doc) format

the vertical text has become horizontal!
Comment 3 Brenda Granados 2013-02-18 15:44:19 UTC
I have confirmed this behavior using LibreOffice Version (Build ID: 3e8af168ca227529b752abb9c7aecc42be4a229) and LibreOffice 4.0 on Ubuntu 12.04.

This problem also occurs when the text is changed back to vertical in the .doc file. 

1. Highlight text.
2. Format -> Character
3. Click the position tab.
4. Change to 90 degrees.
5. Save and close the document.

When you reopen the .doc after making the change, that character position setting is back to 0 degrees, horizontal.

This behavior does not occur when the text is not inside a table.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-02-19 15:48:30 UTC
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Comment 5 fazzi 2015-02-20 09:59:06 UTC
In the current Libreoffice version on Debian Linux amd64
the bug is solved.