Bug 86482 - FILESAVE PPT Text box character formatting not preserved (see comment 8)
Summary: FILESAVE PPT Text box character formatting not preserved (see comment 8)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:ppt
Depends on:
Blocks: Master-Slide PPT
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Reported: 2014-11-20 05:45 UTC by lso
Modified: 2023-09-23 03:15 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Test Input Document in .ODP format (56.29 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2014-11-22 05:34 UTC, lso
Test Output Document in PPT format (197.50 KB, application/vnd.ms-powerpoint)
2014-11-22 05:38 UTC, lso

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Description lso 2014-11-20 05:45:23 UTC
There is a problem with altering the font size on the Slide Master,
once a Impress file has been converted from .ODF to .PPT.  The
font selection and size change is not saved when I attempted to
alter it (Arial 18 -> Arial 14).

I found this problem when I was reviewing the converted file,
noticed that original font for the footer, Candera 12, was
converted to Arial 18, which was too big for the text to be
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2014-11-20 06:39:16 UTC
Please attach a sample file. Marking as NEEDINFO, once you attach a sample file set to UNCONFIRMED. Thank you.
Comment 2 lso 2014-11-22 05:34:31 UTC
Created attachment 109831 [details]
Test Input Document in .ODP format
Comment 3 lso 2014-11-22 05:38:17 UTC
Created attachment 109832 [details]
Test Output Document in PPT format

Please compare the footer font and size on the .PPT vs the .ODF version.  Change the footer font size to 12 and select Candara (or anything else) and save the now newly edit .PPT file.  Exit LibreOffice and reopen the same .PPT file.  None of the changes have been preserved.
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2014-11-27 13:20:59 UTC

Win 7 64-bit Version:
Build ID: b144f0ac8695dd62a2053b4e88212d0b109c9a41
TinderBox: Win-x86@51-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2014-11-25_00:14:54
Comment 5 Matthew Francis 2015-04-09 12:37:09 UTC
Also present in LO 3.3.0

-> Version: Inherited from OOo
Comment 6 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:24:27 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:25:21 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Buovjaga 2019-09-22 12:15:43 UTC
Steps with attachment 109831 [details]:
1. View - Master Slide
2. Select the text box of footer
3. In Sidebar, Properties, Character, change the font from Arial to something else and size too for good measure
4. Save as PPT and reload

The text retains the desired font family and size, but if you go to View - Master Slide and select the text box, it has Arial/18 as its properties.

Version: (x64)
Build ID: bda1d88f2bfa21202725ab9c567b3cccba3c1f0b
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-09-15_04:18:20
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2021-09-22 03:39:01 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2023-09-23 03:15:46 UTC
Dear lso,

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