Created attachment 94398 [details]
a file to verify the hidden comments disappeared problem
Although this is happened on CentOS 6, it may happened on Windows also. Below are the steps to show the phenomenon:
1. open the attached test file and copy the workshheet "hide" to a new one ( usually named "hide_2" ).
2. save and close the file.
3. reopen this file and check to see the hidden comments in the worksheets "hide_orig", "hide", and "hide_2" ( All the hidden comments should be existed. )
4. delete the worksheet "hide_2", then save and close the file.
5. reopen the file and we can see the hidden comments in the worksheets "hide_orig" and "hide" are disappeared.
Because we use the hidden comments to help to memorize something, it will cause a big problem if the hidden comments suddenly get disappeared. Please help to check and fix it. Thank you and best regards.
I can confirm this on Windows (Vista), LO version 18.104.22.168 final.
I had part of my Calc .ods spreadsheet document data in comments and now they are all gone, which is not a happy situation. This bug is nasty because comments are normally hidden so you may not notice until it's too late.
The behaviour has changed in version 22.214.171.124. Deleting a sheet and saving no longer removes comments.
On the other hand, when you copy a sheet containing comments so that it is put somewhere before the original page, and save and close the document, the comments in the original page are gone when you open it again. This is perhaps a related but different bug.
LibO 126.96.36.199 on Win7 :
"On the other hand, when you copy a sheet containing comments so that it is put somewhere before the original page,":
Nno way to save at this point, getting the message "Error saving the document xxx: Write Error. The file could not be written".
I get a crash when creating a new worksheet, marking cmd a in worksheet "hide" and trying to paste (but LO crashes when copying already).
Something is broken. Now we have three different versions of problems related to this document.
1) mwu's variant
2) my crash when trying to copy and
3) Dominiques error msg
Whatever is going to be fixed, this is def NEW and confirmed.
I only can reproduce comment #2 with:
Version: 188.8.131.52 Build ID: 05dceb5d363845f2cf968344d7adab8dcfb2ba71
I can't reproduce any of the commented issues, works for me with:
Version: 184.108.40.206 Build ID: d7dbbd7842e6a58b0f521599204e827654e1fb8b
Version: 220.127.116.11 Build ID: 3be8cda0bddd8e430d8cda1ebfd581265cca5a0f
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 74325 ***