Bug 56689 - FILESAVE, MS-COMPAT, TABLES: saving as Word 6.0 loses table formatting
Summary: FILESAVE, MS-COMPAT, TABLES: saving as Word 6.0 loses table formatting
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-02 18:40 UTC by Tist Verdonck
Modified: 2015-06-16 10:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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There should be a 3x3 table, but you don't see it. (6.50 KB, application/msword)
2012-11-02 18:40 UTC, Tist Verdonck
Source document in OpenDocument format, here you can see the table (9.76 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2012-11-02 18:42 UTC, Tist Verdonck

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Description Tist Verdonck 2012-11-02 18:40:00 UTC
Created attachment 69454 [details]
There should be a 3x3 table, but you don't see it.

When saving a document In MS Word 6.0 format, all table formatting is lost. There are no cells anymore, only text remains.

See attachment for a document with a 3x3 table saved as Word 6.0 .doc. Created with LibreOffice 3.6.3.
Comment 1 Tist Verdonck 2012-11-02 18:42:20 UTC
Created attachment 69455 [details]
Source document in OpenDocument format, here you can see the table
Comment 2 Tist Verdonck 2012-11-02 18:43:06 UTC
bug exists since 3.6.0 as far as I know.
Comment 3 Urmas 2012-11-04 10:07:19 UTC
Confirmed in 3.6.3. The document apparently contains the table text including cell markers in a plain paragraph.
Comment 4 Yuhong Bao 2013-06-05 07:02:21 UTC
Save support has been now removed from 4.0
Comment 5 Yuhong Bao 2013-06-05 07:14:59 UTC
If you really do need to save to this old format, you are probably better off using the converter that ships with Office 97 SR-1/2 or Office 2000, or MS's import converter for 6.0/95.
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Comment 7 Buovjaga 2015-06-16 10:06:58 UTC
This clearly should be WONTFIX.