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Math Quiz from teacher
See Attached File.
Version 220.127.116.11 shows division symbol
Version 18.104.22.168 shows Film Projector symbol
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: 22.214.171.124 release
ubuntu 14.04 x64
LibreOffice 126.96.36.199 release
Normal - inability to create high quality work
high - regression (per comment)
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Screenshot under Ubuntu 12.04
I saw exactly same result with various version from LO 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206, AOO 4.1.1, WPS (Kingsoft) 2014 under Ubuntu 12.04 x86.
Related to a font that is not installed ?
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This is how it looks in Word 2010.
Well, now I'm not convinced that it's confirmed. Might be a font issue. moving back to UNCONFIRMED.
(In reply to comment #3)
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> Word 2010
Same result with LO 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 (all portable).
But with LO 188.8.131.52 (installed on system), I saw diamond/rhombus symbol.
Interestingly, I got correct result with AOO 4.1.1 portable under same system.
*) All tested on same system: Win7 x86
Ehm..I don't understand why it's automatically set back to NEW while posting comment. Setting back to UNCONFIRMED per Joel's comment.
@cliffa, please inform what application used to create that file? Word and/or MathType? Version?
Unfortunately, will take me a few days to confirm with this professor what program they used to create the doc.
I was on 4.1.6 and it shows ÷
Upgraded to 184.108.40.206 and shows film projector.
Downgraded same machine to 220.127.116.11 and shows division again.
Tried on separate machine, same results.
Both machines Win7 64, one Lenovo laptop, one home built desktop.
Sent file to a Win 7 64, MS Office 2010 machine and got division symbol.
Created document in MS Office with ALT+246 division symbol and get division symbol on libreoffice machines.
So, it's something specific to this document and the way it was created, but teacher says i'm the only one having problems with that symbol... and only on my upgraded LO versions.
Thanks for the response cliffa.. I guess it's related to import problem in LO with Word created file using ALT/ASCII character.
Found these resources:
Suggested steps to verify this issue from scratch:
1. Using Word, create new .doc or .docx file
2. Make certain Num Lock key has been pressed/activated
3. While pressing ALT key, press 246 (in proper sequence on numeric keypad)
4. Release ALT key, and ÷ symbol will appear
5. Close & save file, then open in LO
Unfortunately I don't have Word to verify the issue.
Tested with LO 18.104.22.168 portable (Win7 x86) in step 1, issue not reproducible.
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Word2013 and OneDrive do not show the division symbol
I think you're on the wrong track. If you open TXTBK Quiz 1.12.doc in LO 4.1 or AOO, put the cursor on the ÷ symbol, you'll see the font change to "Symbol". If you do the same in LO 4.2+, the font stays Times New Roman. We're not dealing with the standard Unicode/ASCII ÷ symbol.
OneDrive, Word2010, Word2013, and Writer 4.2+ all show the symbol. Unless someone can show otherwise, I'd say that the current behavior is correct. It's possible that this file was created with Kingsoft Writer, old OpenOffice, or some other app that exports to a non-standard DOC format.
Hi Joey, currently I cant do retest. Maybe tomorrow..
Anyway how about my tests with different OS but same LO version on comment 2 and comment 5 ?
(In reply to Joey Reid from comment #10)
> I think you're on the wrong track. If you open TXTBK Quiz 1.12.doc in LO 4.1
> or AOO, put the cursor on the ÷ symbol, you'll see the font change to
> "Symbol". If you do the same in LO 4.2+, the font stays Times New Roman.
> We're not dealing with the standard Unicode/ASCII ÷ symbol.
Just rechecked & saw Times New Roman with AOO 4.1.1 portable, LO 22.214.171.124 portable, LO 126.96.36.199 under Win7 x86.
Wondering why we saw different results?
> OneDrive, Word2010, Word2013, and Writer 4.2+ all show the symbol. Unless
> someone can show otherwise, I'd say that the current behavior is correct.
> It's possible that this file was created with Kingsoft Writer, old
> OpenOffice, or some other app that exports to a non-standard DOC format.
Btw maybe you're right. This report should be closed if not clear which app used to create the file.
I just curious why results looks inconsistent & different among us (incl. reporter).
Disregard my Symbol Font theory. While testing I must have copied the character from Writer back to Word. I had several copies open in LO, AOO, and Word.
But I still think we probably should close this bug report until someone can confirm that this is a valid Word Doc and what version of Word can actually open it. If it is a valid file, the question becomes Why did MS break their format and should LO behave like new or older version?
I can tell that with MS Word Viewer I see the same thing as in latest Word 2010 and Word 2013 screenshot.
so if not even MS itself canshow that symbol in it's own proprietary format why LibO should be able to do it?