Bug 86322 - Writer - images vanish from master document view
Summary: Writer - images vanish from master document view
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Writer-Master-Doc
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Reported: 2014-11-15 21:20 UTC by Milos Sramek
Modified: 2021-05-05 09:55 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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files demonstrating the problem (1.07 MB, application/zip)
2014-11-15 21:20 UTC, Milos Sramek

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Description Milos Sramek 2014-11-15 21:20:03 UTC
Created attachment 109540 [details]
files demonstrating the problem


Images, which are anchored "As character" inside of a frame, vanish from a view of a document opened by means of a master document.

I observe this in two situations:

1. Export to pdf: 
The images vanish, when exporting the document to PDF. These images are neither exported into a pdf file. During the export the progressbar runs three times - the images vanish from the screen during the second one.
To reproduce:
- open the attached master documents and go to page 8, where you can see 5 images (of LO toolbars, images 5-9)
- Export the document to pdf and return back to page 8. Images are gone. However, the image on the next page (Colors dialog, image 10) is OK.
The difference between these images is that 5-9 are anchored "As character" (the images inside the frame, not the frames - they are "As character" too) but image 10 is anchored "To paragraph". You can verify this by changing anchoring in the GS4207...odt file.

2 The images vanish after about 10 seconds after opening the document without doing anything. This is not related to autosave bug 82953 (it is set to 5 minutes in my case). First, LO sometimes displays some other page and then returns back to the original one - without the images.
To reproduce:
- open the attached master document and go to page 8, as mentioned above. 
- Wait 10 seconds

This behavior can be observed in all LO and AOO versions starting with OOo3.3 (I do not have an older one installed), including the most recent 4.4 alpha 2

Comment 1 MM 2014-11-16 01:26:18 UTC
Confirmed with v4.3.4.1 under windows 7 x64.

Some graphics disappear when opening the odm file. But when clicking the odt file in the navigator to make a new copy, the graphics aren't lost. Autosave is off, btw.

Set to All
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:33:40 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Milos Sramek 2016-09-21 08:21:08 UTC
The bug is still present in
Comment 4 sam tygier 2017-08-17 09:38:08 UTC
Related to 47148
Comment 5 Olivier Hallot 2018-07-18 00:19:08 UTC
confirmed in 6.0.5.
Comment 6 Daveo 2018-11-28 18:25:27 UTC
Confirmed in 6.20b1
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2019-11-29 03:45:02 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Daveo 2020-01-12 09:44:40 UTC
Still present in 6.2.8, 6.3.4 & 6.4.0RC1.
Comment 9 Telesto 2020-04-19 14:19:15 UTC
Repro with the original file. No issue with a copy/paste variant. 
Version: (x64)
Build ID: 4475bcd83aac7e033fc5250f268eb922bd471e7b
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: CL
Comment 10 Buovjaga 2021-05-05 09:55:26 UTC
This has been fixed by https://git.libreoffice.org/core/commit/e656cf2a71e738c282abcd0d610e724b955f274a
tdf#138785 sw: fix mis-positioned as-char flys when deleting empty page

Found by using the bibisect repo linux-64-7.2