Bug 83413 - FILEOPEN: DOCX shapes and word art not shown correctly
Summary: FILEOPEN: DOCX shapes and word art not shown correctly
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: filter:docx
Depends on:
Blocks: VML-Shapes
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Reported: 2014-09-02 19:33 UTC by Owen Savill
Modified: 2020-09-14 11:46 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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An extremely broken .docx import (24.38 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2014-09-02 19:33 UTC, Owen Savill
LibO 4.3 VS Word 2007 (198.99 KB, image/png)
2014-09-02 20:07 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
LibO 4.2.6 vs 4.4 Master (123.44 KB, image/png)
2014-09-02 20:10 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
DOCX compared in MSO (265.85 KB, image/png)
2020-09-14 11:44 UTC, Timur
DOCX resaved in MSO (58.29 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2020-09-14 11:45 UTC, Timur

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Description Owen Savill 2014-09-02 19:33:27 UTC
Created attachment 105633 [details]
An extremely broken .docx import

Problem description: 
When trying to open the attached document LibreOffice get the document very wrong. I really can't add any more except open the document in LO and in Word and you'll see what I mean.  The imported document is all but useless. Unfortunately I don't know which version of Word it was prepared on. I have also tried 4.2 and the same thing happens so it's not a regression.
Operating System: Linux (Other)
Version: release
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-09-02 20:04:12 UTC
Hello User[confirm],

Thank you for submitting the bug. I can confirm that the bug is available in 4.3.2 and master. The shape not appearing seems to be similar to bug 78484.
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-09-02 20:07:56 UTC
Created attachment 105635 [details]
LibO 4.3 VS Word 2007

For some strange reason, LibO 4.3 pdf export shrunk the page contents on the page in comparison to 4.2.6 and master.
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-09-02 20:10:03 UTC
Created attachment 105636 [details]
LibO 4.2.6 vs 4.4 Master

As can be seen here, word art in 4.3 seems to have a regression in it.
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2015-08-19 13:07:51 UTC
Problem still present in

Build ID: 1b1a90865e348b492231e1c451437d7a15bb262b
Locale: es-ES (es_ES)

on Windows 7 (64-bit)
Comment 5 Owen Savill 2015-11-19 13:57:24 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-09 18:47:48 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Telesto 2016-12-11 16:46:46 UTC
Still a repro with:
Build ID: 84f2ff67a7e404febf710b1dc7f66d06745c503f
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.19; UI Render: GL; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2016-12-09_23:20:01
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); Calc: CL
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2017-12-13 09:29:12 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Owen Savill 2017-12-13 11:02:57 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2018-12-14 03:55:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 Owen Savill 2019-12-18 16:24:49 UTC
The issues are still present in and 6.5alpha
Comment 12 Timur 2020-09-14 11:44:09 UTC
Created attachment 165489 [details]
DOCX compared in MSO

This DOCX has a problem with itself. Attached is screenshot comparison in MSO of original DOCX and another one resaved in MSO. Not the same.
Comment 13 Timur 2020-09-14 11:45:23 UTC
Created attachment 165490 [details]
DOCX resaved in MSO

LO opens newly saved DOCX similar to MSO. 

There were similar bugs. I usually close them as NotOurBug.
Comment 14 Timur 2020-09-14 11:46:10 UTC
Ideally, LO should emulate MSO to open also older DOCX as MSO. 
But "fixing" is not worth it.