Created attachment 116944 [details]
docx that looks really bad
It was suggested that doc and docx documents that LO munges should be reported as bugs.
If this is wrong please let me know who would be interested in these documents as we have quite a few. If this is the correct way to bring compatibility errors to light then I have a whole bunch of them you can look at.
The attached document is one a student brought in this morning.
It looks REALLY bad in 4.4.3 and just very bad in 22.214.171.124. ( and
looks fine in Word 2013 surprisingly )
4.4.3 from openSUSE repos
126.96.36.199.2 from Libreoffice
openSUSE 13.3 64bit
Thank you for reporting the bug. I can confirm that the bug is present in LO 188.8.131.52 64bit on Win8.1.
It is also a loss of information as the second page is not displayed.
Since we are a school and our students seem to have a particular knack at producing documents that look like this one, do you want me to report them as bugs? I could do them individually or batch up a few at a time.
@mal: rule of thumb: one problem per bug. Otherwise things escalate quickly and it get's really hard to keep track of anything at all.
If you have a document which has 6 problems, open 6 reports. Interlinking the reports via the "see also:" field might be a good idea then.
But generally speaking: if you run into trouble it's always good to report the problem. That's the first step to improve the situation. QA will then deal with your reports i.e. mark them duplicates or valid + new etc.
As for filing good bug reports, this Wiki is a good starting point: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/BugReport
"looking bad" is not a good description. The more specific you can be the better. And giving good reproduce steps and clearly indicating what QA / devs should be looking for in the title of your bug + the description will help a lot to move things forward faster.
(In reply to mal from comment #0)
> The attached document is one a student brought in this morning.
> It looks REALLY bad in 4.4.3 and just very bad in 184.108.40.206. ( and
> looks fine in Word 2013 surprisingly )
Version is earliest affected.
Problem here is the opening of DOCX with frames.
Opening was never fine, but it's better now from LO 5.0. At least you see it's not OK, unlike when you see 3 frames and don't know about other 3.
Created attachment 125350 [details]
Another example of frames overlapping
Looks like I don't have to create a new report :)
I thought I'd nevertheless upload this example DOCX coming from Word 2013.
Confirmed with Version: 220.127.116.11.alpha0+
Build ID: 9d2f7be4e65595241db3cf5135b69bd9e4ce6a30
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.29; UI Render: default;
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2016-05-27_22:55:26
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
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6.1+ opens like 5.0.
Repro in LO 6.3+ with attachment 116944 [details]. Wee see 3 out of 6 frames. But that DOCX was created in Macintosh Word 2011. Opens OK in LO if resaved in MSO 2016. Yet we should open it properly.
Attachment 125350 [details] is created in Microsoft Office Word 2013. With LO 6.3+ still shows the same overlap. That one is more appropriate for this bug.
Created attachment 147413 [details]
docx that looks really bad looks OK when resaved in MSO 2016
Created attachment 147414 [details]
docx that looks really bad compared in LO 6.3+ MSO 2016