Bug 61423 - FILESAVE: wrong export of specific ODT with table to DOC - section break next page after each row
Summary: FILESAVE: wrong export of specific ODT with table to DOC - section break next...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA interoperability
Keywords: filter:doc, filter:rtf
: 68710 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: DOC-Tables
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Reported: 2013-02-25 05:06 UTC by JohnDoe_71Rus
Modified: 2021-04-13 10:35 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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original odt (12.66 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-02-25 05:06 UTC, JohnDoe_71Rus
save as .doc (12.50 KB, application/msword)
2013-02-25 05:07 UTC, JohnDoe_71Rus
save as .rtf (14.93 KB, application/rtf)
2013-02-25 05:20 UTC, JohnDoe_71Rus
original tested in LO 6.4+ and MSO 2016 (134.71 KB, image/png)
2019-10-11 07:08 UTC, Timur
tdf61423_pageStyleInTable.patch (4.42 KB, patch)
2020-05-08 13:37 UTC, Justin L

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Description JohnDoe_71Rus 2013-02-25 05:06:24 UTC
Created attachment 75471 [details]
original odt

Problem description: 

wrong export file with table to rtf and doc

Steps to reproduce:
1. Make file with table
2. Save As *.rtf or Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP/2003 (.doc)

Current behavior:
New row from table on new list of document

Expected behavior:

Operating System: Windows XP
Version: release
Comment 1 JohnDoe_71Rus 2013-02-25 05:07:53 UTC
Created attachment 75472 [details]
save as .doc
Comment 2 JohnDoe_71Rus 2013-02-25 05:20:19 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Joel Madero 2013-02-25 05:41:28 UTC
Verifed on
Bodhi Linux 2.2

Changing version:

@John Doe - version is the oldest version we can confirm the issue


New (confirmed)
Major (data corruption)
High (default, this may be highest but so far only one test document shows error)

@John Doe - can you reproduce this repetitively or does it only occur with this document?
Comment 4 JohnDoe_71Rus 2013-02-25 06:03:34 UTC
Can't reproduce this repetitively. Seems like it only this file.
Comment 5 Joel Madero 2013-02-25 06:09:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Alexandr 2014-11-21 19:13:20 UTC
Reproducible with LibreOffice 3.5.4, 4.3.3 and on Debian.
Comment 7 Xisco Faulí 2015-09-11 12:33:49 UTC
This issue is still present in

Build ID: 81898c9f5c0d43f3473ba111d7b351050be20261
Locale: es-ES (es_ES)

on Windows 7 (64-bit)

when exporting as .doc but not when exporting as .docx
Comment 8 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-14 06:00:50 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2018-10-02 02:56:03 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Timur 2018-10-04 16:37:40 UTC
This was reported for both RTF and DOC. RTF is fine. But DOC repro with 6.2+.
Not sure this should be kept open at all because it's thi specific document. 
But we should figure out the reason.
Comment 11 Justin L 2018-10-06 20:04:12 UTC
1.) This is an export bug - I see the same one-row-per-page in Word, due to a section break - next page.
2.) somehow coming from a RES_PAGEDESC in every single cell in ww8atr.cxx

if ( SfxItemState::SET == pSet->GetItemState( RES_PAGEDESC, false, &pItem ) &&
     static_cast<const SwFormatPageDesc*>(pItem)->GetRegisteredIn() != nullptr)
    bBreakSet = true;
    bNewPageDesc = true;
    pPgDesc = static_cast<const SwFormatPageDesc*>(pItem);
    m_pCurrentPageDesc = pPgDesc->GetPageDesc();

3.) which ultimately comes from wrtww8.cxx WriteText's SectionBreaksAndFrames
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2019-10-11 02:37:40 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 Timur 2019-10-11 07:08:31 UTC
Created attachment 154920 [details]
original tested in LO 6.4+ and MSO 2016

Reproduced for DOC in LO 6.4+.
Comment 14 Justin L 2020-04-17 13:22:13 UTC
*** Bug 68710 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 15 Justin L 2020-05-08 13:09:48 UTC
Potential fix is found at https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/93729.

However, it seems to be at odds with what MS is capable of doing. MS allows the first column, first paragraph to specify a "page break before" that it will honour. See bug 48097.

What I just did here breaks that.  Perhaps this needs to move into ww8atr.cxx OutputSectionBreaks and only affect a Section break, not a page break.
Comment 16 Justin L 2020-05-08 13:37:42 UTC
Created attachment 160536 [details]
Comment 17 Justin L 2020-07-23 12:10:07 UTC
In users.odt, we see all cells in the first column in the table defined like
<text:p text:style-name="P15">
  <text:span text:style-name="T4">111111</text:span>

and the dynamic style P15 defined with
<style:style style:name="P15" style:family="paragraph" 

where master-page-name == RES_PAGEDESC - aka a break-before-with-page-style.

You can't see this in the UI - probably because it is illegal.
Again - not touching this as per comment 15.
Comment 18 Xisco Faulí 2021-04-13 10:35:26 UTC
Still reproducible in

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 8043fe3e45c8999c8eaf475ba46d50b125e38b93
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.7; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded