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Bug 84399 - FILEOPEN: DOCX drawing canvas error (wrong size and text wrapping option imported)
Summary: FILEOPEN: DOCX drawing canvas error (wrong size and text wrapping option impo...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: high normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: bibisected, bisected, filter:docx, regression
Depends on:
Blocks: DOCX-Frames DOCX-Anchor-and-Text-Wrap
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Reported: 2014-09-27 17:52 UTC by Ljiljan
Modified: 2019-02-28 20:27 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

additional explanation and various DOCX examples (226.58 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2014-09-27 17:52 UTC, Ljiljan

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Description Ljiljan 2014-09-27 17:52:42 UTC
Created attachment 106967 [details]
additional explanation and various DOCX examples

Problem description:

When DRAWING CANVAS is used in MS Office for drawing shapes and textboxes, LibreOffice does not correctly open MS Office DOCX file.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Insert Drawing canvas in MS Office (Insert -> Shapes -> Drawing Canvas) and create some lines and textboxes on it (type some text so it fits in at least two lines)... or alternatively, download some drawing examples from attachment in this bud.
2. Save it as DOCX.
3. Open it in LibreOffice. 

Current behavior:

Textboxes didn't keep their size and text wrapping option is disabled. Position is however kept. 

Expected behavior:

Textboxes should keep their size and text wrapping option enabled. 

Operating System: All
Version: release
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2014-09-28 03:15:10 UTC

Ubuntu 14.04 x64 running E17
LibreOffice 4.3.0 release (at least this old - confirmed with bibisect, so not a minor release regression). Updating  version as version is the oldest version that the problem shows itself.

Bibsected + regression

ce81582766413e76a63c047bfd6227ab12fcd866 is the first bad commit
commit ce81582766413e76a63c047bfd6227ab12fcd866
Author: Bjoern Michaelsen <>
Date:   Mon May 12 01:37:21 2014 +0000

    commit 3d1b1eea83703919c43620f9adef05e5b24c4bed
    Author:     Caolán McNamara <>
    AuthorDate: Wed Mar 19 12:27:07 2014 +0000
    Commit:     Caolán McNamara <>
    CommitDate: Wed Mar 19 15:37:56 2014 +0000
        coverity#735757 Unchecked dynamic_cast
        Change-Id: I268b9c4df81598f68b8da2c258d70c2118b69d82

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:040000 040000 8d40ab0ff1362b98fa7646afb94a246acb54cd98 fe475bf82129a0a85c90230737d704d41ab77938 M	opt

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# good: [65fd30f5cb4cdd37995a33420ed8273c0a29bf00] source-hash-d6cde02dbce8c28c6af836e2dc1120f8a6ef9932
git bisect start 'latest' 'oldest'
# good: [e02439a3d6297a1f5334fa558ddec5ef4212c574] source-hash-6b8393474974d2af7a2cb3c47b3d5c081b550bdb
git bisect good e02439a3d6297a1f5334fa558ddec5ef4212c574
# good: [4850941efe43ae800be5c76e1102ab80ac2c085d] source-hash-980a6e552502f02f12c15bfb1c9f8e6269499f4b
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git bisect good a900e72b6357882284c5955bdf939bf14269f5fb
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git bisect skip e80660c5a1d812cd04586dae1f22767fc3778c4a
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git bisect bad df9bcaed2faa2a8d11b19f877cdff3a12a887278
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git bisect bad 9d57c189d74551d2b3770cc81139ea10a62e672f
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git bisect bad ce81582766413e76a63c047bfd6227ab12fcd866
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git bisect good 4e0843c411a14e3065f96f196eeb4d603664f97f
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git bisect good bfba063779a12bca219e4a9fba9bba8b67821ec1
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git bisect good db29eee512d03b1dc0139b3752bbe7931b165377
# good: [e34eadbaf87d8e71ebd9cf34e6acc628ad0b4650] source-hash-7b56d303300fbf592473b28b654fd22fec110962
git bisect good e34eadbaf87d8e71ebd9cf34e6acc628ad0b4650
# first bad commit: [ce81582766413e76a63c047bfd6227ab12fcd866] source-hash-3d1b1eea83703919c43620f9adef05e5b24c4bed
Comment 2 Björn Michaelsen 2014-10-14 00:56:54 UTC
There 22 writer commits in range b56d303300fbf592473b28b654fd22fec110962..3d1b1eea83703919c43620f9adef05e5b24c4bed, of which:

commit 81f9fe3a14f0fc99afbfa7ce3a26a9c7855d0919
Author: Miklos Vajna <>
Date:   Wed Mar 19 09:59:32 2014 +0100

    fdo#74401 VML groupshape import: only handle v:rect as TextShape
    Regression from commit 75934fc178ed90b56d77eb1efebed5bdac8427b6 (VML
    import: handle shape with text inside groupshape as TextShape,
    2014-01-17), the problem was that TextShape is also a kind of rectangle,
    so that shouldn't be used for all shape with text in groupshapes, just
    for v:rect elements.
    This fix gives the required text wrapping for the referenced bugdoc
    without turning the rest of the shapes into rectangles.
    Change-Id: I6e343c65a869e335b641728adbc7984ee85377b5

looks kind of suspicious.
Comment 3 Björn Michaelsen 2014-10-16 14:59:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-14 05:19:21 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Xisco Faulí 2016-09-26 09:26:15 UTC
Adding Cc: to Miklos Vajna
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-07-19 02:41:46 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Ljiljan 2018-07-21 05:44:27 UTC
Drawings that were created on Canvas in Microsoft Word 2007 still cannot be opened correctly. Tested with version