Created attachment 102192 [details]
Template I tried saving in MS word
I created a template document with some user variables. I tried to create a microsoft word document from that template. All user variables are not saved in microsoft word document.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Set default file save format to -> Microsoft Word
2. Create and Save a Template with some user variables.
3. Create a new document from that template.
4. Fill up the variables.
5. Save the document (to the default docx format).
6. Close all files.
7. Open the Docx file. User variables are lost in this file.
All the user variable data is just vanishing if saved in microsoft word format.
The variables should stay in microsoft word also. As Microsoft word also supports fields, there is a problem in conversion of fields (variables) from Writer to MS Word.
IF that is not possible immediatly, atleast the data in the variables should stay as plain text in the document.
Operating System: Windows (other)
Version: 188.8.131.52 release
I can confirmed in Linux Mint in 3.3.0, 4.2.5, 4.3.0 and master that the data entered in the fields arent saved in docx or odt formats.
I noticed this problem in Windows Vista Home Basic.
I am not entering user variables directly in docx format.
I am putting them into a ott file, so I can use the file regularly.
Then input some data into the variables and save as docx file. Then I opened using MS Word, then no variables are there.
If I save in writer format, then variables are working fine.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 67207 ***