Bug 94442 - FILESAVE: RTF - Input fields in .doc file not retained
Summary: FILESAVE: RTF - Input fields in .doc file not retained
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:rtf
Depends on:
Blocks: DOC-Fields RTF-Fields
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Reported: 2015-09-22 11:49 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2022-08-09 22:20 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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The Writer-roundtripped RTF in Word 2013 (95.68 KB, image/png)
2022-01-31 16:35 UTC, Gabor Kelemen (allotropia)

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-09-22 11:49:09 UTC
1) Open attachment 117736 [details]
2) Notice the gray fields in the tables
3) Save as RTF and reopen
4) Notice the gray fields are gone

Saving the file and reopening it wont work in LO versions before 4.1.

Build ID: 1e67e94f1a308ca60d4934e9fe9d5c048225ebe8
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2015-09-21_07:28:58
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8)
Comment 1 Jacques Guilleron 2015-09-22 12:29:18 UTC
For me too Yousuf,

No visible field in saved rtf file with 
LO Build ID: d417059dae303685de7aa0f4b1c192ffcf5304d5
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2015-09-05_09:23:01
Locale: fr-FR (fr_FR)
& Windows 7 Home Premium
and LO Build ID: 40ff705089295be5be0aae9b15123f687c05b0a
Comment 2 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-14 11:27:48 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2018-10-18 02:49:12 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Timur 2019-11-17 20:47:41 UTC
With Lo 6.5+, fields seem retained when reopen with LO and even MSO, but on input in MSO they vanish, unlike DOCX or DOC. So bug is still valid.
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2021-11-17 05:12:50 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Gabor Kelemen (allotropia) 2022-01-31 16:35:06 UTC
Created attachment 177942 [details]
The Writer-roundtripped RTF in Word 2013

The fields are exported to RTF, but in Word they cannot be edited in their Options dialog, unlike the original file.
This is similar to the result in bug 57716
Also the original document is password protected to allow only filling of forms, which is retained during roundtrip (I had to go to Developer ribbon - Restrict editing and unrestrict to get this image) but without the password.

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: eb69767d7c1bb8e6e780fd9503f08c9d7f5ecb45
CPU threads: 13; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19042; UI render: default; VCL: win
Locale: hu-HU (hu_HU); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded