Bug 58452 - FILEOPEN: docx embedded image object does not show up
Summary: FILEOPEN: docx embedded image object does not show up
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:docx
Depends on:
Blocks: DOCX-Images DOCX-Canvas-Shape
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Reported: 2012-12-18 10:03 UTC by A.S.
Modified: 2023-11-15 21:00 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Offending document, pdf from MSOffice10, screenshot of LO3.6.4 with incorrect rendering. (280.00 KB, application/x-bzip-compressed-tar)
2012-12-18 10:03 UTC, A.S.
the document (17.83 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2017-08-18 14:37 UTC, Xisco Faulí

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Description A.S. 2012-12-18 10:03:48 UTC
Created attachment 71718 [details]
Offending document, pdf from MSOffice10, screenshot of LO3.6.4 with incorrect rendering.

The attached docxfile contains an embedded object (nature unknown: i'm not so knowledgeable, but I guess it's an image in a sort of metafile format). The PDF shows MSOffice2010 output. Nothing but the title is seen in libreoffice (see screenshot).

It is likely present in in the few seconds beta1 was working, the screenshot was the same. However, after encountering bug 58417, no further testing with 4.0 has been possible for me.

Note: may be related to bug 48089, but such a bug reported for LO 3.3 seems to have been solved by now as the test file in bug 48089 seems to open reasonably well in
Comment 1 Jorendc 2013-01-26 22:57:13 UTC
I can reproduce this using Linux Mint x64 with LibreOffice Versie .0.2 (Bouw-id: 408fe71bd18616c467b3dcd7ab6756528ffcae2) and master Version (Build ID: f1bca26afcc7593d0124c216c0400a9e2e47fc1).

I opened the file in Word for Mac (using Mac OSX 10.8.2) and the image is shown.

When I open it with LibreOffice and save it as docx -> reopen with Word for Mac -> data loss. No image there anymore. Therefore I mark this bug as 'Critical High'.
Comment 2 Jorendc 2013-01-26 22:58:01 UTC
@Michael: because of the loss of data I add you to CC for this bug. Thanks in advance for your time.
Comment 3 Michael Stahl (allotropia) 2013-02-08 19:33:24 UTC
problem happens in older versions too (even OOo 3.3), not a regression
Comment 4 Jorendc 2014-07-20 15:25:52 UTC
Improved behavior: LibreOffice Version:
Build ID: a82ff18269e5b37348d402b7c21c3f200068265c
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2014-07-20_02:34:36 shows 1 of the 4 visible (embedded) slides.

Kind regards,
Comment 5 Jorendc 2015-05-17 20:24:17 UTC
Still reproducible, tested using Windows 7 with LibreOffice Version: (x64)
Build ID: 9d0c51daea67104349cac26de9839afa8baeb099
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2015-05-15_23:59:35
Locale: nl-BE (nl_BE)
Comment 6 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-09 18:45:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Telesto 2016-12-05 21:13:47 UTC
Still reproducible
Build ID: 33f5bc54aaa7fe7aa9335726e30f9c349155e04d
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.2; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2016-12-01_23:21:05
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); Calc: CL
Comment 8 Xisco Faulí 2017-08-18 14:37:19 UTC
Created attachment 135646 [details]
the document
Comment 9 Xisco Faulí 2017-08-18 14:37:39 UTC
Still reproducible in

Build ID: a19dc104ec008f0bb44676d63d4764c6d7442a0d
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.10; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2018-08-19 02:36:52 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 Aron Budea 2020-06-06 04:40:15 UTC
Still in LO (8aee8c0cf1bdda1866594e75b0f9bd4b9a69c724) / Ubuntu.
There is no graphical content in the file, it's text in a graphic frame/object, and something called LockedCanvas [1].

An interesting detail:
"The locked canvas element acts as a container for more advanced drawing objects. The notion of a locked canvas comes from the fact that the generating application opening the file cannot create this object and can thus not perform edits either. Thus the drawing object is locked from all UI adjustments that would normally take place."

Miklos had an interesting comment in bug 43641 comment 6:
"It seems to me that such a shape can be created with inserting the shape in powerpoint2007, then copy&pasting it to word2007, then saving as docx. This is plain VML without drawingML fallback, and it seems that even if we have a drawingML importer, the shape part of that is not connected with the docx import."

[1] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/documentformat.openxml.drawing.lockedcanvas.lockedcanvas?view=openxml-2.8.1
Comment 12 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2020-10-08 13:51:48 UTC
This canvas is imported as editeng shape, which cannot contain complex objects such as tables, charts, images.
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2022-10-09 03:50:11 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete, spam)
Comment 14 Regina Henschel 2023-11-15 21:00:09 UTC
It is lockedCanvas not a drawing canvas.