Bug 57603 - failed to create Word 2003 with seven or more columns
Summary: failed to create Word 2003 with seven or more columns
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: POI
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HWPF (show other bugs)
Version: 3.11-FINAL
Hardware: PC All
: P5 major (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: POI Developers List
: 55541 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-02-19 18:10 UTC by E.G.Miranda
Modified: 2016-07-26 13:03 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Test program and word documents (11.71 KB, application/x-rar)
2015-02-19 18:10 UTC, E.G.Miranda
Empty document with a seven column table (41.50 KB, application/msword)
2016-01-05 16:31 UTC, Thomas Schwery

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Description E.G.Miranda 2015-02-19 18:10:23 UTC
Created attachment 32498 [details]
Test program and word documents

When HWPFDocument reads a Word document (.doc 2003) with six columns, writes a new document without problem. If Word document has seven or more columns, the write process creates a corrupt document, that MSWord can't read it.
Comment 1 Thomas Schwery 2016-01-05 16:31:42 UTC
Created attachment 33408 [details]
Empty document with a seven column table

This bug is also occurring with the latest Apache POI 3.14-beta1 on an empty document that is written without modifications.

To reproduce, you only need to open the attached file and write it back :
        HWPFDocument doc = new HWPFDocument(new FileInputStream(inFile));
        FileOutputStream fos = new FileOutputStream(outFile);

Word then displays an error when the output file is opened.
Comment 2 Thomas Schwery 2016-01-19 12:16:16 UTC
After doing some additional tests, it seems that writing such a file and opening it again leads to an Exception. Here is a small testcase that reproduce the error using the previously attached document :

    public void testSevenRowTable() throws Exception
        HWPFDocument hwpfDocument = new HWPFDocument( POIDataSamples
                .getDocumentInstance().openResourceAsStream( "Bug57603-sevencolumns.doc" ) );

        ByteArrayOutputStream out = new ByteArrayOutputStream();

        HWPFDocument hwpfDocument2 = new HWPFDocument(new ByteArrayInputStream(out.toByteArray()));
Comment 3 Dominik Stadler 2016-07-17 21:18:34 UTC
I have added a disabled unit-test for this via r1753120.
Comment 4 Dominik Stadler 2016-07-26 13:03:41 UTC
*** Bug 55541 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***