Bug 75042 - Converting a .cwk file produces garbled text possibly line returns. Many many hash marks.
Summary: Converting a .cwk file produces garbled text possibly line returns. Many many...
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Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: filter:cwk
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Reported: 2014-02-16 03:48 UTC by uglyjunkmail
Modified: 2015-06-08 14:27 UTC (History)
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Description uglyjunkmail 2014-02-16 03:48:38 UTC
I am not a programmer so forgive me if this is in the wrong place.  I doubt I shall be checking back here.  My father (77!) is frustrated he can not open some of the .cwk files.  Some of the drawn text boxes are wrong scale.  Others he tries DO open fine.  However this particular one file (and I can send it to someone to open and see the problem if they email me) does not convert well and the line returns I think causing problems.

It is wonderful you have worked so hard and managed to convert any .cwk file at all. Thank you so so much! 

Hash marks appear to fill the spaces and returned lines in the appleworks document.  The text is readable but I had to delete the hash marks to make it format correctly.  Other .cwk files I opened were perfect!  Thank you all so much for your hard work I don't understand how you do it but you make my father particularly happy that after several years he can access some of his files he wrote on his old iMac of 2006.

Thank you for continuing to help many people around the globe have an easier time in front of the PC particlary when computer literacy does not come easily so late in life.  Libre office is very intuative. YOu all should be very proud of your work.
Comment 1 Alex Jordan 2014-10-26 21:55:39 UTC
Hi, and thanks for taking the time to report a LibreOffice bug! Would you mind attaching the affected file to this bug? Also, do you still experience the issue in the latest version of LibreOffice?

(Marking hardware as All:All because this doesn't seem to be specific to OP's particular hardware.)
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-05-06 14:15:24 UTC
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