Bug 76134 - FORMATTING: Column widths are not interpreted properly from Microsoft Word 2003 XML format
Summary: FORMATTING: Column widths are not interpreted properly from Microsoft Word 20...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.0 release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: preBibisect, regression
Depends on:
Blocks: MSO-XML2003
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Reported: 2014-03-13 17:54 UTC by Gergely Rácz
Modified: 2021-08-21 03:50 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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it contains an empty table with different width of columns. (24.32 KB, application/msword)
2014-03-13 17:54 UTC, Gergely Rácz
test file compared in MSO and LO (65.80 KB, image/png)
2019-08-19 09:07 UTC, Timur

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Description Gergely Rácz 2014-03-13 17:54:21 UTC
Created attachment 95734 [details]
it contains an empty table with different width of columns.

Steps to reproduce

1. Create a Word file in MS Office.
2. Set a table with several columns.
3. Set different width for the columns.
5. Save the file in .xml (2003) format.
6. Open the file with Writer.

The cells will be reseted to the equally devided width.

Expected results:
LibreOffice should display the columns with different width.
Comment 1 Thomas van der Meulen 2014-03-22 09:21:20 UTC
Thank you for your bug report, I can reproduce this bug running 
Build ID: 3d4fc3d9dbf8f4c0aeb61498a81f91c5b7922f13
OS: Mac osx 10.9.2

I have compared it with microsoft word 2007 and yes the distance were set to equally in LibreOffice.
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2015-05-02 15:42:15 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2015-06-20 15:22:19 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 3ecef8cedb215e49237a11607197edc91639bfcd
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-06-19_23:16:58
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:11:43 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 János Néhrer 2016-09-21 03:20:42 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-29 08:50:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 János Néhrer 2017-09-29 09:32:00 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 János Néhrer 2018-10-08 05:04:55 UTC
Still reproducible

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 65905a128db06ba48db947242809d14d3f9a93fe
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3; UI render: default; 
Locale: hu-HU (en_US); Calc: group threaded
Comment 9 Timur 2018-11-01 17:28:45 UTC
Repro 6.2+.
Was OK with OO and LO 3.3. NOK LO 3.4. I'll mark a regression.
Comment 10 Timur 2019-08-19 09:07:56 UTC
Created attachment 153497 [details]
test file compared in MSO and LO

Still repro with master~2019-08-15_22.57.26_LibreOfficeDev_6.4.0.0.alpha0_Win_x64
Comment 11 Kohei Yoshida 2019-08-21 23:27:50 UTC
FYI I am not involved (nor interested) in Word XML import code.
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2021-08-21 03:50:34 UTC
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