Bug 61494 - FILEOPEN: Word .DOC has multiple text boxes that are imported as frames
Summary: FILEOPEN: Word .DOC has multiple text boxes that are imported as frames
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: filter:doc, filter:docx
: 137800 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: DOC-Shapes VML-Textbox
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Reported: 2013-02-26 09:23 UTC by drraph
Modified: 2022-02-05 13:05 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Example word document that libreoffice makes unreadable. (62.00 KB, application/msword)
2013-02-26 09:23 UTC, drraph
Screenshot of the same file in MS wordviewer (276.17 KB, image/png)
2013-02-26 09:27 UTC, drraph
Screenshot of the way libreoffice renders the file (288.83 KB, image/png)
2013-02-26 09:41 UTC, drraph
Example DOCX (47.87 KB, application/vnd.ms-word.document.12)
2016-12-07 14:37 UTC, Telesto
Screenshot for Libreoffice (368.29 KB, image/png)
2018-12-22 12:05 UTC, drraph
Example DOC compared MSO 2016 LO 7.1+ (400.50 KB, image/png)
2020-10-27 14:23 UTC, Timur

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Description drraph 2013-02-26 09:23:15 UTC
Created attachment 75561 [details]
Example word document that libreoffice makes unreadable.

Problem description:

When attempt to view the attached single page document, the various parts are overlayed on top of each other so that it is unreadable.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open document in libreoffice
2. View page
3. ....

Current behavior:

Unreadable document

Expected behavior:

Readable document.

Operating System: Ubuntu
Version: release
Comment 1 drraph 2013-02-26 09:27:27 UTC
Created attachment 75563 [details]
Screenshot of the same file in MS wordviewer
Comment 2 drraph 2013-02-26 09:41:05 UTC
Created attachment 75567 [details]
Screenshot of the way libreoffice renders the file
Comment 3 Urmas 2013-02-26 09:50:10 UTC
Confirmed with 14.02 master.
The textboxes have wrong positions and background images are shown as solid white shapes.
Comment 4 A (Andy) 2015-02-14 22:02:55 UTC
Reproducible with LO, Win 8.1.

The text boxes are at wrong places and the background images are greyed.
Comment 5 Matthew Francis 2015-02-15 15:50:08 UTC
The textbox placement is no worse now than in 3.3.0, and the background images are as good as they've ever been, so I think this can be "Inherited from OOo"

I wonder about attachment 75563 [details]. It doesn't look very legible with the background images at full intensity - in contrast, the desaturated background images that LO 4.4 shows look reasonable underneath the green text. A screenshot from a recent Word (not Word Viewer) would be useful for comparison.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2016-02-21 08:36:20 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Telesto 2016-12-06 11:12:18 UTC
Reproducible with:
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 Telesto 2016-12-07 14:37:57 UTC
Created attachment 129372 [details]
Example DOCX
Comment 9 Thomas Lendo 2017-10-01 18:40:41 UTC
Repro with Version:
Build ID: 1d0fbc9927f357d25859b7cca7ea5e9a9637681e
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.10; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); Calc: group
moggi's auto updater build, 2017-10-01
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2018-10-02 02:54:24 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 drraph 2018-12-22 11:53:31 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 drraph 2018-12-22 12:05:37 UTC
Created attachment 147777 [details]
Screenshot for Libreoffice
Comment 13 eisa01 2018-12-23 11:36:28 UTC
Thanks for reconfirming drraph!

Just confirming that this is still present on recent master, and it's not surprisingly a cross-platform issue

Build ID: beae6c7a7f163daad0d4dea63a3d403af2745fd1
CPU threads: 2; OS: Mac OS X 10.13.6; UI render: default; VCL: osx; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2018-12-06_23:52:29
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 14 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2020-09-08 08:30:18 UTC
The original document and its docx export show the shapes are text boxes that are imported as frames instead of shape objects.
Comment 15 Timur 2020-10-27 14:23:20 UTC
Created attachment 166776 [details]
Example DOC compared MSO 2016 LO 7.1+

Repro 7.1+. 
One of those cases where MSO opens wrong/different DOCX it resaved.
Comment 16 Timur 2020-10-27 14:24:19 UTC
*** Bug 137800 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 17 drraph 2022-01-10 13:46:48 UTC
Problem unchanged in  :(
Comment 18 eisa01 2022-02-05 13:05:43 UTC
Still present also in master

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 583185235389b55d6cfffac3067c0e1ccb2852b1
CPU threads: 10; OS: Mac OS X 10.16; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: osx
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded