Bug 61300 - VIEWING: Missing vector art in drawing after pasting into Writer and saving and re-opening Writer document (affects connectors and textboxes)
Summary: VIEWING: Missing vector art in drawing after pasting into Writer and saving a...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: high major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Reported: 2013-02-22 18:36 UTC by mitchfx
Modified: 2015-04-19 15:43 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Example of vector graphics not displaying connectors anymore in Write. After saving appears the vector art from LibreOffice Draw) are converted to a picture and information is lost. (14.00 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-02-22 18:36 UTC, mitchfx

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Description mitchfx 2013-02-22 18:36:56 UTC
Created attachment 75343 [details]
Example of vector graphics not displaying connectors anymore in Write. After saving appears the vector art from LibreOffice Draw) are converted to a picture and information is lost.

Problem description:
A drawing created in LibreOffice Draw, copied into LibreOffice Writer (or similar version), does not properly display the drawing (in Writer) after saving, closing and re-opening the LibreOffice Writer document. Appears to be affecting connectors, textboxes and arrows. After saving appears the vector art from LibreOffice Draw) are converted to a picture and information is lost.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Create drawing in LibreOffice Draw (used vector graphics). Add connectors (connected to other shapes), textboxes and arrows since it appears to affect connectors, arrows, textboxes most often but may not be limited to only these objects.
2. Copy drawing into LibreOffice Writer. 
3. Centered drawing in Writer and changed anchor to "As Character" and added some text above and below like a typical figure in text document.
4. Can close the LibreOffice Draw drawing document now (save the drawing just to be able to repeat steps later if neccessary).
5. Save & close the LibreOffice Writer document with the text and drawing.
6. Re-open LibreOffice Writer document with text and drawing.
7. Inpect the drawing for missing vectors or objects.

Current behavior:
After saving and re-opening a Writer document with vector drawings done in LibreOffice draw, the drawing is missing some vector art when the Writer document is re-opened. Eg. drawing or graphic is not displayed properly (missing vectors such as connectors, arrows and textboxes). After saving appears the vector art from LibreOffice Draw) are converted to a picture and information is lost.

Expected behavior:
Expecting the drawing in Writer to save and display properly when re-opened in Writer (with all vectors and art showing properly).

Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-04-14 20:29:45 UTC
this is definitely a duplicate - I will try to find it and mark this one as such.
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2013-04-14 21:05:34 UTC
Okay I really can't find it but I know that it exists. Marking this one as NEW and prioritizing but be aware that it's a dupe.

Major - data loss
High - default for major bugs
Comment 3 melchiaros 2013-05-26 13:31:28 UTC
I have the same problem on Ubuntu Linux 13.04 raring 64bit. The launchpad report could be found at:


An example file is available there, also a in deep description.

The hader of the report will be copied here(version informations are also in it):

1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 13.04
Release: 13.04

2) apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
  Installed: 1:4.0.2-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:4.0.2-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:4.0.2-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) What is expected to happen via a terminal:
cd ~/Desktop && wget -c https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/1181738/+attachment/3680887/+files/Chart2%20for%20Realized%20Collaboration%20across%20borders.odg -O example.odg && lodraw --nologo example.odg && libreoffice --nologo --writer

In Draw select all -> Copy -> in Writer Insert -> Frame -> tab Type -> Width 7.52" -> Height 6.13" -> button OK -> click in the newly created frame -> Paste -> Save -> Close and reopen and the picture in Writer looks as it did when copied.

4) What happens instead is the picture has been modified.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: libreoffice-core 1:4.0.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-22.33-generic 3.8.11
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-22-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun May 19 14:30:15 2013
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-01-13 (125 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: libreoffice
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-04-18 (30 days ago)
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Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-04-19 15:43:42 UTC
The problem in comment 3 is supposed to look like this: https://launchpadlibrarian.net/140233369/missed%20draw%20in%20writer%20document.png

The problem doesn't appear to me. In Writer after save & reload, it looks exactly like in Draw. WFM.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version: (x64)
Build ID: 211c12b9c64facd1c12f637a5229bd6a6feb032a
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2015-04-18_01:51:17
Locale: fi_FI