Bug 93890 - FILEOPEN clean-up of bookmark-start and -end breaks references
Summary: FILEOPEN clean-up of bookmark-start and -end breaks references
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisectRequest, regression
Depends on:
Blocks: Bookmarks
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Reported: 2015-09-03 13:54 UTC by Malte
Modified: 2019-06-20 02:51 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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This python3 script reduces redundant bookmarks without forgetting the references. (3.16 KB, text/plain)
2015-09-03 13:54 UTC, Malte

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Description Malte 2015-09-03 13:54:40 UTC
Created attachment 118393 [details]
This python3 script reduces redundant bookmarks without forgetting the references.


this affects at least LibreOffice 4.4.2 and 5.0 on Kubuntu 15.04.

LibreOffice Writer 4.3 for reasons unknown to me wraps some elements in multiple bookmarks and references them in a scheme unknown to me later in the document.

Within 4.3 this is fine.

But as of 4.4 Writer cleans up redundant bookmarks without fixing the references which results in "Error: reference source not found" throughout the document.

The proper procedure should be to acknowledge the different bookmarks and amend the references after reducing the bookmarks to one.

I attached a Python script that does that for .fodt (Flat XML ODT) files. It's not pretty and I welcome suggestions for improvement or fixing the issue in 4.4 and 5.0 versions of LibreOffice. I'm pretty sure there are many users of Ubuntu LTS who we spare a headache or two if we fix this before 16.04 (for that it would be good to have the fixed version in Debian until December this year).


Comment 1 Malte 2015-09-03 13:59:21 UTC
filed as FILEOPEN as the clean up seems to run on opening documents (in complex document one can acutally see, how the references break one by one...).
Comment 2 Cor Nouws 2015-09-03 15:19:27 UTC
Thanks a lot Malte for the script and the given information.

@Caolan, @Michael .. ideas?
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:29:14 UTC
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