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Bug 64891 - FORMATTING: Bibliography styles are forgotten on Writer restart
Summary: FORMATTING: Bibliography styles are forgotten on Writer restart
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: high major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: dataLoss
: 117319 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Bibliography
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Reported: 2013-05-23 05:54 UTC by Dainius Masiliūnas
Modified: 2019-06-08 02:53 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Dainius Masiliūnas 2013-05-23 05:54:03 UTC
Problem description:
Once the styles in Bibliography settings are defined for each level, they persist until Writer is closed. Upon reloading the document, however, only the first level and the heading styles are preserved. All the rest of the levels get assigned back to the "Bibliography 1" style. It's really annoying, given that there are 22 levels in total, and they have to be manually reassigned every time the document is reloaded.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Create a bibliography entry whose type is something else than an article (for example, book).
2. Add the bibliography itself, and in the Styles tab assign every level to the default style, and the heading to the heading style.
3. Save the file.
4. Close the file and reopen it.
5. Edit the bibliography and see the Styles tab.

Current behavior:
All but the heading and the first level revert to the "Bibliography 1" style.

Expected behavior:
All levels should retain their customised styles.

I'm using openSUSE 12.3, KDE 4.10.2, LibreOffice (localised to Lithuanian).
Operating System: openSUSE
Version: release
Comment 1 Dainius Masiliūnas 2014-03-26 17:21:25 UTC
Still present in
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2014-10-29 11:45:10 UTC
I reproduce on Win 7 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 4586a3f564600f1a0ce15a5cb98868b43bb9351e
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2014-10-29_07:28:16

Detailed steps for bibliography newbies like me:

Insert - Indexes & tables - Bibliography entry. From bibliog. database, select short names from the example data that comes with LO.

Insert - Indexes & tables - Indexes & tables - Type: Bibliography / Styles tab for style assignment
Comment 3 Alex Thurgood 2015-01-03 17:39:23 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-01-17 20:04:42 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Dainius Masiliūnas 2016-01-17 20:59:54 UTC
It still happens in, openSUSE Tumbleweed, without any changes in behaviour.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2017-09-01 11:19:44 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Dainius Masiliūnas 2017-09-01 16:13:20 UTC
Still happens in on openSUSE Tumbleweed, no change in behaviour.
Comment 8 Buovjaga 2018-06-07 14:27:03 UTC
*** Bug 117319 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Buovjaga 2018-06-07 14:27:53 UTC
Bumping priority & severity due to data loss aspect.
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2019-06-08 02:53:12 UTC
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