3GPP documentation is a good example of Word documents, which are not at all comfortable to read with LibreOffice (or OpenOffice - this error has been there "always").
Attached is 3GPP specification 25.133 v11.2.0 as both original Word document and as PDF, which is exported from MS Word 2010. The original Word document can also be fetched from here: http://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/2012-09/Rel-11/25_series/25133-b20.zip
If the Word document is opened in any MS Word installation (in almost any computer, with almost any Word version), the document looks the same. Cover page looks good, page numbers stay the same. The attached PDF represents how the document should look like.
But when the same document is opened in LibreOffice (for example 126.96.36.199, Build ID e29a214), the cover page formatting is messed up, and also other pages are formatted slightly differently. This causes e.g. page numbers to run slightly differently than in Word. I remember that these formatting problems have appeared always in all OpenOffice versions, with all 3GPP documents. Thus it is not comfortable to read 3GPP documents with LibreOffice and companies working with 3GPP related development have to stick with MS Word.
The attached ZIP file (25133-b20.zip) contains following:
- 3GPP specification document in both original Word format
- PDF document created with MS Word showing how the document should look like
The attachment file was too large, so I had to take out the original Word document from the attachment and store only the PDF file. The original Word document is stored in 3GPP website, here: http://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/2012-09/Rel-11/25_series/25133-b20.zip
Created attachment 68513 [details]
Zip containing PDF presenting how the Word document should look like
Created attachment 69332 [details]
Side-by-side screenshots of how a cover page looks in Word and LibreOffice.
Reproduced with Windows 7 and version 188.8.131.52, see attachment. I was actually thinking about submitting this bug a while ago.
Changing status to new.
I think I'll go increase this in severity. A good portion of the Word documents out there use cover pages, and it's a serious bug that LibreOffice can't use them.
This lack of cover page support has prevented me from making a complete switch to LO.
It is rather a feature request.
Alright; I've changed its severity.
Restricted my LibreOffice hacking area
The problem with 3GPP files still exist in current version, another example
*** Bug 85309 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
tested under Win7x64.
bug not present in LibO 3.3.4
bug present in LibO 3.4.3 and following releases including 4.3.2 and recent 4.4.x master.
compare screenshots in attachment 108217 [details]
edited version field
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (notBibisectable)
According to comment #12, this is not an enhancement request.
In LO 184.108.40.206.0+, I see 279 pages instead of 277 in the pdf. Nothing that prevent to work with this document. The only real problem is the cover page which is messed up. Same problem in current master.
Tested under Ubuntu 15.10 x86-64.
Best regards. JBF
This regression was introduced before branch 4.4, thus it can't be bibisected with the current bibisect repositories. Changing keyword 'notBibisectable' to 'preBibisect'
Created attachment 127298 [details]
image showing how the page looks (~fine) in LO 3304
Created attachment 127326 [details]
LO 220.127.116.11 screendump
Created a new attachment showing the document cover page on Libre Office writer, version 18.104.22.168. The problem still exists, sorry.
Created attachment 134726 [details]
Screen capture from Libre Office 22.214.171.124
Just bumping this up with a new screen capture from LibreOffice 126.96.36.199.
The error exists still.
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