Bug 65918 - Black-out GIFs when --headless --convert-to html:"HTML (StarWriter)" on Linux
Summary: Black-out GIFs when --headless --convert-to html:"HTML (StarWriter)" on Linux
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: filters and storage (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: 70481
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Reported: 2013-06-19 03:13 UTC by Cameron Wong
Modified: 2015-06-16 10:53 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc file to reproduce the issue. (228.00 KB, application/msword)
2013-06-19 03:13 UTC, Cameron Wong

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Description Cameron Wong 2013-06-19 03:13:05 UTC
Created attachment 81046 [details]
Doc file to reproduce the issue.

OS: Open SUSE Linux 12.1
LibreOffice Version: (download from LO website)

I use following command to convert a doc to html:
libreoffice4.0 --headless --convert-to html:"HTML (StarWriter)" maths.doc

In the output, some graphics object are displayed as black-out GIFs like this:

If I open libreoffice and use "Save as" HTML function, it is displayed correctly like this: 

I think both method are using the same filter.

I try the command on a Mac (OS X 10.7.5, LO version It works well. Both methods can generate correct GIFs.

Here is another thread about this issue:

Comment 1 Owen Genat (retired) 2013-06-19 10:12:26 UTC
Setting status to NEW as the detail provided in my answer in the related AskLO thread would seem to confirm this issue. Note that is it the vector objects in the attached DOC that are not surviving the headless conversion. Why they survive the Save As... process (which I thought would use the same filter) seems to indicate there is obviously something different between the two processes.
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Comment 3 Buovjaga 2015-06-16 10:53:28 UTC
No blackouts anymore, WFM.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 80ec99db4325a439a8a3f1d420d0a80f8bf9c439
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-06-16_00:00:20
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2015-06-16 10:53:56 UTC
Wrong version, meant to say:

Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit 
Build ID: a9286c302e96258f32d13fb66aced25750e82cd3
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF-dbg, Branch:master, Time: 2015-06-13_00:35:08
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8)