Opening DOCX with Mirror/Gutter, Page Layout is reverted to "Right and Left"
This happens if the document was created in LibreOffice Writer 4.0.2 and prior or MS Office Word 2013.
I created an OpenXML (DOCX) document in MS Word 2013. I set "Multiple Pages" (Margins) to "Mirror Margins". I set Left Margin .5", Right Margin .5" and Gutter .5". Save document and verify. I should get an outer margin as .5" and inner as 1"
Open in LibreOffice 18.104.22.168 and prior. The "Page Layout" is reverted to "Right and Left" The margin left and right margins are reverted to .79"
I create an OpenDocument (ODT) document in LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 and prior. I set "Page Layout" to "Mirrored". I set inner to 1" and outer to .5". Save document. Open Document and Page Layout is still Mirrored and margins are correct.
I then save the document as OpenXML (DOCX). Margins still look good while open. I close the document and open again with LibreOffice 126.96.36.199 and the "Page Layout" is reverted to "Right and Left"
I use the OpenDocuemnt (ODT) Document created in Scenario 2. Open the document in LibreOffice 188.8.131.52. The "Page Layout" is set to mirrored. Inner margin 1" and outer margin is .5". Looks normal.
I open the OpenDocument (ODT) in MS Word 2013. Open Page Setup. "Multiple Pages (Margins)" is set to Normal. Left margin is 1" and right margin is 0.5".
I open the OpenXML (DOCX) Document created in Scenario 2 by LibreOffice with MS Word 2013. Open Page Setup. "Multiple Pages" is set to normal and Left margin is 1" and right margin is 0.5".
Seems that LibreOffice may be saving and reading DOCX margin info in/from the wrong location of the XML files
I forgot to add when opening the DOCX and ODT in MS Word 2013, the Gutter is 0.
I can reproduce this behavior using Mac OSX 10.8.3 with LibreOffice 184.108.40.206. Therefore I mark this as NEW.
Thanks for your detailed research!
To test this properly, you may need to use MS Office 2013 (version 15) for the Office side as it's the only MS Office version that currently supports ODF 1.2. Using MS Office 2010 (Version 14) and below only supported ODF 1.1. Also I do not think that ODF 1.2 will be supported in MS Office for MAC until version 2014.
That being said, the margin issues may not matter if it's ODF 1.1. or 1.2? Not sure.
*** Bug 63143 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(In reply to comment #3)
> To test this properly, you may need to use MS Office 2013 (version 15) for
> the Office side as it's the only MS Office version that currently supports
> ODF 1.2. Using MS Office 2010 (Version 14) and below only supported ODF 1.1.
> Also I do not think that ODF 1.2 will be supported in MS Office for MAC
> until version 2014.
Probably (if there would be a 2014 version? I just don't know yet :-) ). Even an ODF 1.1 isn't supported with Word for Mac 2011. But I did some test using Word for Mac 2011 and LibreOffice and I came to the same conclusion as mentioned here and in (as far I can see duplicate) Bug 63143.
> That being said, the margin issues may not matter if it's ODF 1.1. or 1.2?
> Not sure.
It shouldn't matter, no.
The bug version is the oldest version you can reproduce the bug. Therefore I restore the version number.
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This NEW Message was generated on: 2015-03-03
No problem anymore with scenarios 1, 2 and 4. Scenario 3 is not our bug.
Setting to WFM.
Win 8 32-bit
LibreOffice Version: 18.104.22.168.alpha0+
Build ID: 4dde5a623d563f9007dd3539b835489a27128d65
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2015-04-01_11:40:51