Bug 94690 - EDIT - Large Master document fails to insert file properly
Summary: EDIT - Large Master document fails to insert file properly
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Master-Doc
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Reported: 2015-10-02 09:48 UTC by Bernard Moreton
Modified: 2019-04-23 13:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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zip file containing problem master and the sub-documents (735.13 KB, application/zip)
2015-10-06 08:39 UTC, Bernard Moreton
Screenshot showing ch. 12 mixing with 11 weirdly (277.38 KB, image/jpeg)
2015-10-06 10:52 UTC, Buovjaga

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Description Bernard Moreton 2015-10-02 09:48:29 UTC

Comment 1 Bernard Moreton 2015-10-02 09:56:41 UTC
A master document builds satisfactorily for the first 10 chapter inserts (308 pages), but then fails to insert further chapters properly.

A first attempt inseerted ch.11 ok, but then failed on inserting ch.12, getting its first page repeatedly muddled with the text of ch.11.

Now, when I've deleted those two chapters, re-inserting ch11.odt brings in not the ch11.odt file, but the muddled text with bits of ch12 in it.  

So (a) there's a problem with import when the master document has got large, and (b) deleting clearly doesn't work properly.  Memory problem? - but any failure should be graceful, and the deletion should delete fully.

The problem document(s) will be too large for normal upload, I'm afraid.
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2015-10-05 18:29:39 UTC
How big would they be as zipped?
Would they fit here (<50M): http://tinyupload.com/
Or perhaps here: (<200M): http://zippyshare.com/
Comment 3 Bernard Moreton 2015-10-06 08:39:57 UTC
Created attachment 119332 [details]
zip file containing problem master and the sub-documents

Not as big as I thought, and the size limit more generous than I thought ...
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2015-10-06 10:52:17 UTC
Created attachment 119345 [details]
Screenshot showing ch. 12 mixing with 11 weirdly

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Version: (x64)
Build ID: 37b43f919e4de5eeaca9b9755ed688758a8251fe
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-10-06 10:53:04 UTC
Reproduced. Added screenshot of the weird mixing/duplication of content.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2016-11-08 11:09:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Bernard Moreton 2016-11-10 11:14:04 UTC
A fresh creation of a master from the same sources in on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS handled better than it did a year ago, inserting one more document than it did then, 
BUT the layout of subsequent sub-documents was mangled, with apparently random breaks between paragraphs and unwanted page breaks, though the text itself remained in the correct order.
Comment 8 Bernard Moreton 2018-04-02 14:18:46 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Bernard Moreton 2018-04-02 15:29:41 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2019-04-03 02:57:25 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 Bernard Moreton 2019-04-23 13:21:01 UTC
Apologies for the delay in responding!

The bug is still present in LO 6.2.2, just as it was last time I confirmed.

Build ID: 1:6.2.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1~lo1
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: en-GB (en_GB.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-GB
Calc: threaded