Bug 66117 - FILEOPEN: MS 97 .doc Fails to import properly. Indent and placement errors (1/5)
Summary: FILEOPEN: MS 97 .doc Fails to import properly. Indent and placement errors (1/5)
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: NoRepro: NoRepro:
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-06-24 09:53 UTC by Luke
Modified: 2014-01-21 11:40 UTC (History)
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MS .doc file fails to import correctly (552.50 KB, application/msword)
2013-06-24 09:53 UTC, Luke
Comparison of Doc in Word vs Writer (1.15 MB, image/png)
2013-06-24 09:55 UTC, Luke

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Description Luke 2013-06-24 09:53:30 UTC
Created attachment 81316 [details]
MS .doc file fails to import correctly

This bug was tested LibreOffice v4.1 RC1 running in windows 7 and XP. It appears that LibreOffice loses formatting when importing MS Word 2003 .doc files. I have attached an example.

Steps to reproduce the bug:
1. Open attached Demo-Hayden-Management.doc document in writer 
2. Open attached Demo-Hayden-Management.doc document in Word2003/Office 365
3. Compare the documents. 

Note item #1 in the image comparison. The header is incorrectly indented, causing the text to flow off the page.
Comment 1 Luke 2013-06-24 09:55:27 UTC
Created attachment 81317 [details]
Comparison of Doc in Word vs Writer

Note the header is improperly indented.
Comment 2 Jorendc 2013-06-24 11:42:19 UTC
Thanks for splitting them all up to multiple bug reports! Really appreciated.

I can confirm this behavior using Mac OSX 10.8.3 with LibreOffice RC.
Comment 3 retired 2014-01-12 15:12:58 UTC

See screenshot https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=66119 for correct display of item #1.

Please retry with LO or above.
Comment 4 Luke 2014-01-20 16:58:56 UTC
I tested this with libo-master~2014-01-09_00.59.58_LibreOfficeDev_4.3.0.0.alpha0_Win_x86. It was NOT fixed. The title is cut off. Is there a regression in 4.3 or is this working on OS X but broken on Windows?
Comment 5 retired 2014-01-20 22:40:14 UTC
Retested with latest 4.3a0+ and also works. NoRepro:

Build ID: 3f150d2601a5eaec579816bc30a19fc4a446d571
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2014-01-20_01:32:14

Luke: you write "libo-master~2014-01-09" was what you tested with. Could you please test with latest nightly if you are testing with nightly?

If this perists, we might have to re-open it and look at it under MS Windows. Which windows are you using by the way?
Comment 6 Luke 2014-01-21 11:40:25 UTC
I retested this on a Windows 7 64-bit machine with: 
result : Fail

I also tested on a different Win XP 32-bit machine with:
LibreOffice 3.3.1
result : Fail

LibreOffice 4.2.0 RC2 (2014-01-12)
result : Fail

result : Fail

Do you have the Cambria Fonts installed? It's MS Font that comes installed on XP and with MS Office. For example, if I change the Header font to "Courier New", the whole title is displayed.

Interestingly, with Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1, the title was displayed correctly.