Bug 81085 - EDITING: Slides copied from a pptx presentation are sometimes duplicated or fail to copy
Summary: EDITING: Slides copied from a pptx presentation are sometimes duplicated or f...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Paste
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Reported: 2014-07-09 07:44 UTC by Matt Hirsch
Modified: 2020-07-05 03:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Matt Hirsch 2014-07-09 07:44:24 UTC
When copying multiple slides out of a pptx file into a new, empty presentation, under some circumstances, the first slide will be pasted into the new presentation multiple times, rather than a single copy of each of the multiple slides.

Here are the steps to replicate this bug in libreoffice- in Fedora Linux.

1. Obtain the following presentation (created in MS PowerPoint 2010):


2. Open it in impress.
3. Press the new button to obtain a new, blank impress presentation.
4. Select slides 10 and 11 from the pptx presentation.
5. Press ctrl-c or right click in the slide sorter and use the copy context menu to copy the two slides
6. Change to the new, blank presentation window.
7. Press ctrl-v or right click in the slide sorter and select paste to paste in the two slides.
8. Press either yes or no when asked to adapt the format (it doesn't matter which)
9. Note that slide 10 has been copied twice, and slide 11 has not been copied.

This seems to have something to do with slides that are created by duplication in the original powerpoint presentation. In this case, I'm pretty sure slide 11 was created by selecting slide 10 and clicking duplicate slide in powerpoint. Then it was edited.
Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-07-23 18:10:36 UTC
Your hyperlink does not link to any file, only a website. Please give the correct link.

Set status to NEEDINFO. Please set it back to UNCONFIRMED once you have provided requested informations.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 2 Matt Hirsch 2014-07-23 18:34:22 UTC
I've rehosted the file here:  http://web.media.mit.edu/~mhirsch/ICCP14_upload.pptx

You can also click the "save" link at the top of the first website in order to save the file.
Comment 3 penttila 2014-08-12 11:07:36 UTC
I can confirm this bug on the file provided in Comment 2 with the reported steps.
Status changed to NEW.

LinuxMint 17 Cinnamon
Comment 4 -pk- 2014-12-13 01:44:02 UTC
I can confirm this bug exists in LibreOfficeDev_4.4.0.0.beta2_Win_x86
Comment 5 dldl 2016-08-13 17:39:54 UTC
I have nearly the same probleme in put with ppt/pot Files from PowerPoint 2003 and these Problems can occur in the same Presentation, when coping or duplicating slides, often not the correct ones are copied/duplicated! I have seen this issue in different Versions of LibreOffice the last two years.
Comment 6 Matt Hirsch 2016-08-15 06:19:00 UTC
This exact bug still remains in
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-07-05 02:49:10 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2020-07-05 03:39:16 UTC
Dear Matt Hirsch,

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