Bug 83203 - EDITING: Formula disappears when trying to edit it.
Summary: EDITING: Formula disappears when trying to edit it.
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-08-28 16:03 UTC by Bogdan
Modified: 2015-10-14 19:48 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

A document containing a formula which cannot be edited. (12.35 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2014-08-28 16:03 UTC, Bogdan
Another document containing a buggy formula. Created with LibreOffice 4.4 (60.52 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2015-03-03 06:28 UTC, Bogdan

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Description Bogdan 2014-08-28 16:03:20 UTC
Created attachment 105390 [details]
A document containing a formula which cannot be edited.

Problem description: 
Some formulas disappear when you double-click on them. If you reopen the file, the formula is displayed correctly, but still cannot be edited.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open the attached document
2. double-click on the formula
3. the formula-editing window appears , but is empty

Current behavior:
Cannot edit some formulas. Some formulas are not dispalyed

Expected behavior:
Should be able to edit all formulas. All formulas should be displayed.
Operating System: Ubuntu
Version: release
Comment 1 sophie 2014-09-24 13:47:58 UTC
Hi, confirmed with your document in and Version:
Build ID: c5464f127d4d4707a5f92281c480266fd3f1b361
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2014-09-22_23:53:01.
Set as New - Sophie
Comment 2 Matthew Francis 2015-01-21 07:13:43 UTC
The formula is missing from the attached file itself (the file structure for the embedded formula is there, but the formula part is blank). The only thing present is a pre-rendered image of it.

In order to investigate further, we would need instructions on how to recreate the broken file from scratch with a current version of LibreOffice - preferably 4.4 as of the time this comment is written.

Setting status -> NEEDINFO
Comment 3 Bogdan 2015-03-03 06:28:27 UTC
Created attachment 113844 [details]
Another document containing a buggy formula. Created with LibreOffice 4.4

Here's another file created with LibleOffice 4.4, which has the same bug. 

Unfortunatelly, I cannot recreate it because I was just editing the file, not doing anything special.

I'll attach the file just in case it may reveal some new info.

Build ID: de093506bcdc5fafd9023ee680b8c60e3e0645d7
Locale: en_US
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 02:56:10 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

This bug has been in NEEDINFO status with no change for at least 6 months. Please provide the requested information as soon as possible and mark the bug as UNCONFIRMED. Due to regular bug tracker maintenance, if the bug is still in NEEDINFO status with no change in 30 days the QA team will close the bug as INVALID due to lack of needed information.

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This NEEDINFO message was generated on: 2015-09-03
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-10-14 19:48:27 UTC
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