Problem description: opening specific DOC file in Writer splits the page into two
Steps to reproduce:
1. Download doc file at http://www.cgedd.fr/prix-immobilier-friggit.doc
2. Open the file with LO 126.96.36.199 - it has 7 pages as it should
3. Open same file with LO 188.8.131.52 or newer - it has 8 pages because the 1st page is split into 2 (after the first line)
Tested in Windows and confirmed in Ubuntu.
There are multiple problems with this file:
1. crash on PDF export, original report in bug 80508, confirmed in Linux Mint but not always reproducible
2. accidental crash on scrolling down (with mouse on vertical scroll) to the end and up - tested in Windows 7 x64 with LO 4.3.2 and LO 4.3.3 but cannot be (easily?) reproduced with 4.3.4
3. 8 pages in document instead of 7 on open, reproducible from 184.108.40.206 both in Windows and Linux, reported as Bug 86468
4. PDF export incomplete, there are items missing in WMF or EMF (legend, caption) - not reported yet or duplicate
5. WMF images in DOC file not rendered correctly in Linux - Bug 80503
I confirm bug with 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 alpha2 under Win7x64
bug not present in 22.214.171.124.
status NEW. regression, needs bibisecting.
Regression introduced in range: 43a37822dc82abd16e0d99b5bbe21ac469c04ddd..ecbc20d0c7d58c3c6cd0e1c517848157107120a0
it looks like this issue was introduced by c5ed52b1cd6f22787c94bec035ceecf9e1da3271.
Add Lubos as CC
Bug reproducible in LO 4.4.0
Created attachment 113172 [details]
Test case - frigit doc, 1st paragraph only
Added Bug 85728 and Bug 64372 to See Also, because it's also a problem with Section break.
I didn't mark as duplicate because that started in 126.96.36.199 for DOCX and this in 188.8.131.52 for DOC.
*** Bug 87608 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
@Timur - in the future please do not put bugs that you report on the MAB list. It's really quite impossible for people to be unbiased with their own bug reports. I am not going to remove the bug but I don't see why it should be on the MAB list (we have a single test).
Also for MAB please ensure that the priority is set to highest
ok. I added it only after I found a duplicate, so we may say I'm also adding somebody else's bug. Thank you for not removing it.
Removing comma from whiteboard (please use a space to delimit values in this field)
Bug reproducible in libo-master~2015-04-02_23.41.35_LibreOfficeDev_184.108.40.206.alpha0_Win_x86
*** Bug 73738 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Any chance to have this fixed for 4.4.6? Thank you.
Probably not. It'll require a volunteer taking interest in the issue. We don't get ETA's - if it's a serious issue for you then the options are always the same:
1) Fix yourself;
2) Find someone else to fix it;
3) Pay for a fix;
4) Wait patiently for a volunteer.
We try to discourage pinging the bug just to ask for ETA's and "will this be fixed by." No offense of course, just doesn't add anything to the bug report
*** Bug 88694 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Similar problem with attachment 112646 [details] from Bug 88694.
@Xisco: thank you for bibisecting, please add all, I copy here from Matthew's:
The behaviour changed as of the below commit.
Author: Luboš Luňák <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon Jul 21 10:56:52 2014 +0200
ww8import create a pagedesc if continuous section changes margins (bnc#875383)
This is similar to what writerfilter does. MSWord can have one page with several different margins, which are saved using continuous sections, which causes all kinds of trouble, because either we treat them as Writer sections, which means we lose some of the data, or we treat them as Writer page styles, which causes spurious page breaks if in the wrong place. Either option has its problems, but here it seems slightly better to go for keeping the data and hoping the page break will be in a place where a break will be anyway.
@Joel: Lubos doesn't seem to respond to his regressions, does wait patiently apply here, or someone else should be added to CC?
I'm aware I push this, but when bug has multiple duplicates, and it's bisected regression, I guess it's justified.
CC'd bug 87764: same version, same commit.
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (bibisected filter:doc)
Similar problems with DOC attachments c1 and c3 from Bug 49104.
Marking as WontFix.
As indicated in comment #17, Word acts totally differently than Writer when dealing with sections, and so it simply will never be able to handle every case. I agree with Luboš that margin changes ought to result in a new page style (and thus a page break).
This is something that COULD easily be fixed by the document author if cross-compatibility is required. Just remove unused header/footer definitions, and keep the page size/layout/margins the same between the various sections.
*** Bug 118951 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 100673 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***