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Bug 66363 - FORMATTING: multipe first page header gets lost when saving in DOC and DOCX format
Summary: FORMATTING: multipe first page header gets lost when saving in DOC and DOCX f...
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Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
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Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Reported: 2013-06-29 13:42 UTC by bugquestcontri
Modified: 2015-04-20 11:10 UTC (History)
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Description bugquestcontri 2013-06-29 13:42:22 UTC
Problem description: 

In a Writer file it is possible to have different headers for the first page and all following pages.

The first page header is replace with the header of the following pages when the Writer file is saved in doc- or docx-format and re-opened

This happens when the first line header is created by unchecking "Same content on first page" (If I am not wrong this functionality exists only since 4.0.)

However it is still possible to define in Page Styles a first page and default page. When doing it this way, the different headers remain.

Steps to reproduce:

1 - right click Default Style in the Page Styles in the Styles and Formatting window
2 -  modify Default Style
3 - enable header
4 - uncheck "same content on first page"
5 - apply page style
6 - enter several lines in first page header
7 - enter a single line in the header of one of the next pages
8 - save in doc/docx-format
9 - open => first page header is replace by the following header

Current behavior:

When using "unchecking "Same content on first page" and save in doc/docx format the first page header is replaced by the header of following pages

But when defining a frist page page style no loss occurs
Expected behavior:
When using "unchecking "Same content on first page" and save in doc/docx format the first page header and the header of the following pages remain different.
Operating System: Windows XP
Version: release
Comment 1 Zoltan Laszlo 2013-07-05 12:54:48 UTC
Confirmed in Libreoffice, Win7 Home Premium x64.

In addition to the bug report:
After reproducing the bug as shown above and reopening the document, the first page header was empty. Rewriting the first page header and reopening the document again and everything behaves as normal - first page preserved and different. However, it is critical that you have to reopen and rewrite to obtain the result. It should work without this hassle.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:42:29 UTC
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Comment 3 bugquestcontri 2015-04-20 11:10:24 UTC
I made a test in and cannot observe the bug anymore.