Bug 57363 - FILESAVE: MS Word Legacy form control content not saved when saving as HTML
Summary: FILESAVE: MS Word Legacy form control content not saved when saving as HTML
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: HTML-Export
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Reported: 2012-11-21 10:48 UTC by lowds
Modified: 2020-05-23 03:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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MS DOCX file that can be used to reproduce the issue (22.18 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2012-11-21 10:48 UTC, lowds
Sample HTML output of the Test.docx file (4.34 KB, text/html)
2012-11-21 10:49 UTC, lowds

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Description lowds 2012-11-21 10:48:36 UTC
Created attachment 70359 [details]
MS DOCX file that can be used to reproduce the issue

Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open a MS Word document (doc or docx) that contains legacy controls
2. See that the legacy controls (textbox, drop-down and checkbox) are populated with values from the saved file
3. Go to "File" > "Preview in Web Browser"

Current behavior:
The content of the legacy controls for drop-down and check boxes are not displayed within the HTML as they are not persisted.

Note that saving docx to doc will persist the control content, and the latest MS Word controls are fine.

Expected behavior:
The content of legacy controls should be shwn in HTML the same as the latest
controls are.  Note that they don't get lost if you save .docx to .doc file, just when viewing/saving as HTML.

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:17.0) Gecko/17.0 Firefox/17.0
Comment 1 lowds 2012-11-21 10:49:31 UTC
Created attachment 70360 [details]
Sample HTML output of the Test.docx file
Comment 2 Florian Reisinger 2012-11-22 11:40:17 UTC
I can't see a difference between LibO and Word 2010
Comment 3 A (Andy) 2013-04-19 21:18:51 UTC
reproducible with LO (Win7 Home, 64bit)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-03-04 02:23:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-03-24 17:07:39 UTC
Only dropdown and combobox are broken now.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, LibO Version:
Build ID: 45e2de17089c24a1fa810c8f975a7171ba4cd432
Locale: fi_FI

Build ID: 181feb38d95e25980b96c2f6802cc906410abb13
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-03-19_23:38:28
Locale: fi_FI
Comment 6 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:25:43 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:27:30 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2020-05-23 03:43:14 UTC
Dear lowds,

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