Bug 67299 - [MS Publisher] text is repeated on all pages
Summary: [MS Publisher] text is repeated on all pages
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Document Liberation Project
Classification: Unclassified
Component: libmspub (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on: 68589
Blocks: 105567
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Reported: 2013-07-25 12:18 UTC by Paolo Benvenuto
Modified: 2017-10-30 11:35 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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publisher documenti poorly imported (453.00 KB, application/x-mspublisher)
2013-07-27 07:31 UTC, Paolo Benvenuto

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Description Paolo Benvenuto 2013-07-25 12:18:54 UTC
Since the release of the pub import filter, last year, no more work has been done on this filter.

Its capacities are very poor, it need more and more work.

Pages after the second are normally blank, and the second is a literal copy of the first.

Thank you for providing a better office experience!!
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2013-07-25 14:49:35 UTC
Thanks for your encouragement Paolo.

Usually bugs should give clear information on specific issues, so that the people working on - in this case - the filters have some clear hand grips to take.

Feel free to reopen and inform more specific, in case you have such a description with a sample file.
Comment 2 Paolo Benvenuto 2013-07-27 07:31:30 UTC
Created attachment 83079 [details]
publisher documenti poorly imported

the attacched document is imported, but the first three (of four) pages have, all of them, all the text of the document.
Comment 3 Cor Nouws 2013-07-27 10:04:08 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)

> the attacched document is imported, but the first three (of four) pages
> have, all of them, all the text of the document.

Thanks a lot for the clear example. I can confirm this. BOth in 4.0.4 and 4.1.0
Comment 4 Brennan Vincent 2013-08-27 02:57:10 UTC
I appreciate the bug report Paolo.

Looking into this.
Comment 5 Brennan Vincent 2013-08-27 03:39:18 UTC
There are at least two separate issues here:

(1) Text doesn't flow properly around issues. I will open a new bug to track this if one hasn't been opened already.

(2) This file uses linked text boxes, which don't appear to be supported in Draw. I've filed enhancement request 68589 to track this. If that is ever implemented, it shouldn't be too much effort to fix this lacuna in libmspub.
Comment 6 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-11 08:58:59 UTC
Dear developer,
This bug has been in ASSIGNED status for more than 3 months without any activity. Resetting it to NEW.
Please assigned it back to yourself if you're still working on this.