Bug 89059 - Formatting: Empty placeholder text rotated after import from PowerPoint
Summary: Formatting: Empty placeholder text rotated after import from PowerPoint
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: PPTX-Textbox
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Reported: 2015-02-02 18:58 UTC by Chris King
Modified: 2021-01-28 15:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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PowerPoint Slide showing rotated text, and picture of text in PowerPoint (84.92 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation)
2015-02-02 18:58 UTC, Chris King
Issue present in 6.2alpha (169.03 KB, image/png)
2018-07-31 04:49 UTC, Mike
Screenshot of the original document side by side in PP and Impress (164.12 KB, image/png)
2021-01-28 15:36 UTC, NISZ LibreOffice Team

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Description Chris King 2015-02-02 18:58:22 UTC
Created attachment 113063 [details]
PowerPoint Slide showing rotated text, and picture of text in PowerPoint

PowerPoint slides created from a template may contain an empty text placeholder.  This placeholder will display the text "Click to add text", although that text is never displayed in the presentation.  On importing into Impress, the text ("Click to add text") is rotated horizontally.  In contrast, in PowerPoint, the text just extends vertically past the boundaries of the textbox.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2015-02-06 16:43:32 UTC
Tried also with 3.5.0, but there the text was not visible at all.

Lowered severity per https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/images/0/06/Prioritizing_Bugs_Flowchart.jpg

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, LibO Version:
Build ID: de093506bcdc5fafd9023ee680b8c60e3e0645d7
Locale: fi_FI

Build ID: 99c00b090533da9818444be2831b8da0e713e5f9
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-02-04_06:38:53
Locale: fi_FI

Ubuntu 14.10
Build ID: 40m0(Build:3)
Locale: en_US

LibreOffice 3.5.0rc3 
Build ID: 7e68ba2-a744ebf-1f241b7-c506db1-7d53735
Comment 2 Chris King 2015-02-11 23:28:35 UTC
The cause of this "bug" is that textboxes in PowerPoint have a "Wrap text" option, which doesn't seem to be the case in Impress.  In PowerPoint in an empty textbox the text "Click to add text" is so long that it extends past the boundaries of the textbox in some cases.  In those cases, the "Wrap text" option is not selected.  (This seems to be a useful setting for textboxes that are narrow and near the bottom of a slide.)  In other textboxes on PowerPoint slides, the "Wrap text" option is selected, so when such textboxes are made narrow, the "Click to add text" text wraps in a way similar to what is observed in Impress.  

A solution to this would be to make a "Wrap text" option available for textboxes.  Currently, if you right-click in a textbox and select the "Text..." option, the "Word warp text in shapes" option is grayed out, since a textbox isn't considered a shape.  To be completely compatible with PowerPoint, this option would probably have to be available for textboxes, too.  I don't see a disadvantage to doing that.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2016-02-21 08:37:10 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Chris King 2016-02-22 16:16:23 UTC
The bug is still present in LO 5.1.0
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-03-06 15:45:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Mike 2018-07-31 04:49:15 UTC
Created attachment 143833 [details]
Issue present in 6.2alpha

Issue present in 6.2alpha

Version: (x64)
Build ID: b3972dcf1284967612d5ee04fea9d15bcf0cc106
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; 
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); Calc: group threaded
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2019-08-01 03:36:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2021-01-28 15:36:02 UTC
Created attachment 169246 [details]
Screenshot of the original document side by side in PP and Impress

Still a problem in:

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 7eb289c49cc7245ef3001a39be0c15d06bbe875b
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (hu_HU); UI: en-US
Calc: CL