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Bug 88173 (DOCX-Limitations) - [META] DOCX (OOXML) format limitations
Summary: [META] DOCX (OOXML) format limitations
Status: NEW
Alias: DOCX-Limitations
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: filter:docx
Depends on: 43547 76817 77794 86790 87718 89506 93641 101757 109320 115204 119234 119493 33304 50774 55436 82597 84317 84462 93639 93640 93642 93643 93644 97648 105485 108790
Blocks: Format-Limitations DOCX
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Reported: 2015-01-07 19:02 UTC by Robinson Tryon (qubit)
Modified: 2019-07-29 17:18 UTC (History)
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Description Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-01-07 19:02:59 UTC
For each bug added, please add a short comment describing the limitation. This can often be the Summary line, if it's descriptive enough

e.g.
"bug 12345 - Can't save foobar-encoded video to DOC file"
Comment 1 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-01-07 19:54:35 UTC
Bug 84462 - [filesave]: docx Filter, doc-Filter and LibreOffice
"The MS Binary / OOXML specifications do not support page styles (or list styles), thus the export filter does what it can."
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-01-07 21:22:12 UTC
Is this meta bug for LO's limited implementation of DOCX features as that is what bug 87718 has in it.
Comment 3 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-01-07 23:20:55 UTC
(In reply to Jay Philips from comment #2)
> Is this meta bug for LO's limited implementation of DOCX features as that is
> what bug 87718 has in it.

A very good question!

Anything that *can't* be expressed in a particular format (e.g. no video embedding in plain text) certainly qualifies to be listed, but from an end-user standpoint, there's no difference between what we *haven't* implemented and what we *can't* implement, so I'm receptive to the desire to including both.

But that's messy, right? :-)

At the risk of creating even more bugs (Horrors!), perhaps there should be a dichotomy:
(1) Meta/Tracking bug for all features that can't (as far as we know) be expressed in a given format
(2) Meta/Tracking bug for all features that can be implemented (AFAWK) in a given format, but haven't been implemented in LO yet

Interestingly:
- Some features may only be available in non-ODF formats
  [Anyone have an example? An example that we support in LO?]

- This sets up a perfect (IMHO) framework for us to also document ODF features that we don't yet implement in LO

Thoughts?
Comment 4 V Stuart Foote 2015-08-25 12:43:12 UTC
Bug 93639 - import filter, Footer roman numerals not retained (converted to arabic numerals)
Bug 93640 -  import filter, Footer from DOCX Is Missing When Odd/Even Footers Are Different in MS Office
Bug 93641 -  import filter, Writer embedded graph is missing lines and words
Bug 93642 -  import filter, Vertical spacing of content missing in DOCX import
Bug 93643 -  import filter, Header appears on page that shouldn't have header
Comment 5 V Stuart Foote 2015-08-25 12:49:41 UTC
oops, missed one of these well described issues

Bug 93644 - import filter, Header Object Anchored Incorrectly Causing Incorrect Alignment

@Robinson, is this where you wanted this META to go?
Comment 6 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-09 18:45:06 UTC
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (filter:docx)
Comment 7 Luke 2016-12-07 04:53:56 UTC
Since we can already search by the filter:docx keyword, it makes much more sense to split this into  
(1) DOCX features Writer is not capable of and 
(2) native features that are not properly imported/exported.