Bug 86458 - calculations in doc, docx tables lost, if specific Euro symbol used
Summary: calculations in doc, docx tables lost, if specific Euro symbol used
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-19 09:39 UTC by mi_roe
Modified: 2015-09-04 03:02 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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bug sum (6.90 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2014-11-20 22:16 UTC, Tim Lloyd
bug sum lines (6.75 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2014-11-20 22:17 UTC, Tim Lloyd

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Description mi_roe 2014-11-19 09:39:46 UTC
when saving a document in doc or docx, the calculation inside a table is lost, no more formula exists inside a table

and it is not possible to save changes of the surrounding lines of a table

Systems Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1 both 64bit

libreoffice 4.3.3 and 4.3.4
Comment 1 Tim Lloyd 2014-11-19 23:48:50 UTC
Hi, is it possible to get a copy of the document or could you run through a few steps required to recreate?
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2014-11-20 11:42:29 UTC
Change back to UNCONFIRMED after you have provided the document.
Comment 3 Tim Lloyd 2014-11-20 22:16:54 UTC
Created attachment 109780 [details]
bug sum
Comment 4 Tim Lloyd 2014-11-20 22:17:18 UTC
Created attachment 109781 [details]
bug sum lines
Comment 5 Tim Lloyd 2014-11-20 22:19:29 UTC
I got a response from Michael by email. Not sure what the problem responding is. This may be a bit obvious Michael but I just clicked on the link in the email then filled in the "additional comments" box after which I will hit "save changes:

> Hello Tim,
> thank you for your quick responding.
> I send you two files in docx.
> The first file dosn't save mathematical functions inside the tabel, like sum, product.
> bug_sum.docx
> The second doesn't save the changings when want to get rid of some lines of the table.
> bug_sum_lines.docx
> Michael


It is not possible to respond directly to the message I got from you, so I send it to your mail adress
Comment 6 Tim Lloyd 2014-11-20 22:23:35 UTC
I have to admit I am still a little confused. I am afraid my knowledge is a bit lacking on this front :(

Sorry to keep asking questions Michael but is it possible for you to guide us through how the calculations are added?

Maybe we can try and recreate the problem.
Comment 7 Tim Lloyd 2014-11-22 21:51:52 UTC
latest info from Michael. I haven't had time to look at this so I'll leave it as needinfo:


you should go on a field you want to insert the formula and hit F2, than click on the field with the entry (e.g. <E2>) and insert some addition or product.


I changed the format of the numbers to currency, because it should be a simple layout for billings.
But they are lost with normal numbers as well.

The thing with <E3>=<E2> is only because there are more tables with more products to add, and than there should be a sum of all together.

If you got any question, just write a mail
Comment 8 Timur 2014-12-30 18:23:22 UTC
Problem with sum stems from this specific Euro symbol used. If any other currency symbol is used, including Euro from LO, formula works fine and document can be saved in docx. 
Prerequisite is a proper decimal symbol (. or ,). Tested with LO 4.3.5 on Win7 x64 and Ubuntu 14.10.
So, if a source of file and euro symbol is known, it may be investigated further. 

Diff. bugs should be filed separately, so if there's a problem with lines in a table, it it another issue.
Comment 9 Timur 2015-01-19 18:25:14 UTC
I got a response from Michael by email.
"I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, before 14.04. In both Distros the same thing, NOT depending on a specific € Symbol. Table won't keep formula when saving and reopening."

Since we don't have the same results, I ask someone else to test also.
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:36:47 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: 2015-07-18
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 03:02:01 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

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