Bug 77845 - FILEOPEN: MS compatibility pack created DOC - Table incorrectly imported with an additional column (OK for DOCX and MSO created DOC)
Summary: FILEOPEN: MS compatibility pack created DOC - Table incorrectly imported with...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:doc
Depends on:
Blocks: DOC-Tables
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Reported: 2014-04-24 01:55 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2021-09-30 04:02 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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table with unalign cell across rows (53.18 KB, image/jpg)
2014-04-24 01:55 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
converted .doc file (186.50 KB, application/msword)
2014-04-24 01:56 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
MSO 2016 converted .doc file (357.50 KB, application/msword)
2019-09-30 09:17 UTC, Timur
File page 8 compared MSO LO.png (221.99 KB, image/png)
2019-09-30 09:20 UTC, Timur
File page 1 compared MSO LO.png (239.84 KB, image/png)
2019-09-30 09:25 UTC, Timur

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-04-24 01:55:37 UTC
Created attachment 97843 [details]
table with unalign cell across rows

I downloaded the .docx file found at < http://download.microsoft.com/documents/rus/microsoft4you/How_to_license_the_operating_system_Windows_8_new.docx > and used the microsoft compatibility pack to convert it to a .doc file. Then i opened the .doc file in LibO and on page 8, the cell width across rows is not constant. Tested in LibO 4.0+.
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-04-24 01:56:07 UTC
Created attachment 97844 [details]
converted .doc file
Comment 2 Jorendc 2014-04-26 14:17:10 UTC
Reproducible, tested using Windows 8.1 using LibreOffice Version:
Build ID: f4a6837025a293312cbc43b9c527851362f11030
TinderBox: Win-x86@47-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2014-04-26_09:21:18

Kind regards,
Comment 3 A (Andy) 2015-12-27 20:35:45 UTC
Reproducible with LO, Win 8.1
Comment 4 Telesto 2016-12-05 21:26:08 UTC
Reproducible with
Build ID: 33f5bc54aaa7fe7aa9335726e30f9c349155e04d
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.2; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2016-12-01_23:21:05
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); Calc: CL
Comment 5 Justin L 2017-09-03 01:26:50 UTC
There is a tiny column behind the "shorter" cells which is causing the problem.
Comment 6 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-09-27 22:29:57 UTC
Still repo.

Build ID: 892c719fffa06de4c7aeab497326cad7bae9e5c6
CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2017-09-27_03:02:09
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group

As Justin mentioned in comment 5, the original table is 2x7, but gets imported as a 3x7 table causing this issue.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-09-28 02:43:20 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Roman Kuznetsov 2018-09-28 10:56:23 UTC
still repro in

Build ID: 65905a128db06ba48db947242809d14d3f9a93fe
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; 
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); Calc: group threaded

but i think that file just curve from scratch after converting docx->doc
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2019-09-29 03:07:59 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Timur 2019-09-30 09:17:07 UTC
Created attachment 154647 [details]
MSO 2016 converted .doc file
Comment 11 Timur 2019-09-30 09:20:48 UTC
Created attachment 154648 [details]
File page 8 compared MSO LO.png

This bug is based on .DOC converted with the microsoft compatibility pack.
Issue in table on page 8 is still reproduced. 
But, no repro for  attachment 154647 [details] .DOC created using MSO 2016 to save DOCX as DOC.
MSO still opens correctly that attachment 97844 [details] .DOC.
We may leave this open with low priority.
Comment 12 Timur 2019-09-30 09:25:31 UTC
Created attachment 154649 [details]
File page 1 compared MSO LO.png

This report is for page 8. Jay opened more bugs for the same file. Other reports should be always referenced in See Also. I don't see a report for background image position on page 1 for DOCX fileopen. As shown in attachment. I guess it's reported elsewhere.
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2021-09-30 04:02:34 UTC
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