When saving a file to MS XML format (tested with .docx and .xlsx) properties are removed from the document.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Create new spreadsheet
2. File > Properties > Custom Properties
3. Add new custom property
4. Save file as test.xlsx
5. Click 'Use Microsoft Excel 2007/2010 XML Format'
6. Quit LibreOffice
7. Open test.xlsx
8. File > Properties > Custom Properties
9. Observe missing properties
reproducible with LO 188.8.131.52. (Win7 Home, 64bit)
Reproduced with LibreOffice 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11
1. Create spreadsheet with Microsoft Office
2. Add custom Properties
3. Save and Exit
4. Open in LibreOffice edit a cell and save.
5. This clears all Custom Properties
Reproduced with LibreOffice Writer 18.104.22.168 / Linux Mint
Reproduced with LO Calc 22.214.171.124 / Win7 x64
The bug is old, is there any chance that it will be fixed?
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Going through the steps now saves the custom properties.
Note that I can't verify that the exact issue described in [https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54831#c2](Comment 2) has been fixed, as I don't have a copy of MS Office to check with.