Bug 61393 - PDF: Missing objects editing a PDF coming from Winword
Summary: PDF: Missing objects editing a PDF coming from Winword
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: notBibisectable, regression
: 63834 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: PDF-Import-Draw
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Reported: 2013-02-24 11:42 UTC by pruello
Modified: 2022-02-03 15:59 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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a doc with checkboxes (17.17 KB, application/pdf)
2013-02-24 11:42 UTC, pruello
odg from draw LOO (21.43 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics)
2017-09-20 19:52 UTC, paulystefan

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Description pruello 2013-02-24 11:42:18 UTC
Created attachment 75443 [details]
a doc with checkboxes

Problem description: 
While editing a PDF under 3.6.5, I used to change some check boxes. They are no more visible with this new release whereas they are visible viewing the doc with PDF acrobat reader

Steps to reproduce:
1. ....open doc with drawing tool. 

Current behavior: no checkboxes

Expected behavior: checkboxes appear

Operating System: Windows 7
Version: rc
Last worked in: release
Comment 1 Jorendc 2013-02-24 15:42:08 UTC
I can confirm this behavior using your attached pdf; tested with Linux Mint 14 x64 and Libreoffice rc and Version (Build ID: 3eaa536ae457391c3826be50b0361f8d0c13cdd).
Why did you mark that one as obsolete?

Kind regards,
Comment 2 pruello 2013-02-24 22:43:06 UTC
My bad, I clicked the wrong option. Issue is still current for sure and the doc accurate.
Comment 3 Alexandr 2014-07-31 10:05:12 UTC
Comment on attachment 75443 [details]
a doc with checkboxes

Reproducible with LibreOffice 4.2.5 and 4.3.0 on Debian.
Comment 4 Matthew Francis 2014-12-04 03:46:34 UTC
I can't find a version in the bibisect 43all repository which correctly imports the checkboxes. ( release on OSX also doesn't show them)

If this has ever worked it's somehow only done so on Windows.

Setting Whiteboard:notBibisectable
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-10 01:28:45 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2016-05-10 09:17:05 UTC
Still valid (5.2 alpha). The checkboxes are there as shapes but with line style 'none', meaning hidden. No idea where the check mark has gone. 

Could be related to 63834.
Comment 7 vvort 2016-06-21 05:47:07 UTC
Checkboxes are not the shapes.
They are characters of embedded Wingdings font.
This is definitely the same problem as Bug 63834.
But I don't know which of this reports should be closed.
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2016-06-21 07:14:27 UTC
(In reply to vvort from comment #7)
> Checkboxes are not the shapes.
> They are characters of embedded Wingdings font.
> This is definitely the same problem as Bug 63834.
> But I don't know which of this reports should be closed.

After loading the PDF in Draw it is possible to select the objects that are shown as checkboxes. While PDF readers show it as wingdings chars I can set the line style from None to Continuous and see eventually the rectangular shape. It's the same for bullets where also white shapes are inserted as placeholders, or for whatever reason.
Comment 9 vvort 2016-06-26 10:45:59 UTC
What you see is just a space characters, scattered around the document.
They are not related to checkboxes.

I am closing Bug 63834 as duplicate, because this bug was submitted earlier.
Comment 10 vvort 2016-06-26 10:46:27 UTC
*** Bug 63834 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2017-09-01 11:18:04 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 paulystefan 2017-09-20 19:52:30 UTC
Created attachment 136408 [details]
odg from draw LOO

actual status in  no boxes in Draw
Comment 13 Alexandr 2017-10-21 14:58:11 UTC
Reproducible with LibreOffice and on Debian Jessie.
Comment 14 QA Administrators 2018-10-22 02:47:50 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 15 pruello 2018-10-23 04:53:55 UTC
Issue still reproducible with Version: (x64)
Build ID: 65905a128db06ba48db947242809d14d3f9a93fe
Comment 16 QA Administrators 2019-10-24 02:40:50 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 17 pruello 2019-10-24 14:29:29 UTC
Issue still reproducible with version 3.3 so, as mentionned it appears to be 'inherited from OOo'. Version changed consequently.
HTH, regards
Comment 18 QA Administrators 2021-10-24 03:44:07 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 19 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2022-02-03 15:59:29 UTC
Still reproducible with Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: d036ea9651c05a2a50794bc5c0ee7ea54708ad6a
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.13; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); UI: fr-FR
Calc: threaded

Best regards. JBF