Issue 118494

Summary: Wrong shadow color on .ppt document when compared to .odp file
Product: Impress Reporter: Michael <vea1083>
Component: save-exportAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Normal    
Priority: P3 CC: issues, jim.warchol, louqingle
Version: OOo 3.3Keywords: ms_interoperability, usability
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: All   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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This is a test powerpoint file that was created with OpenOffice.org to view the issue use Microsoft Powerpoint or Powerpoint Viewer to open it. You'll see that the text's shadow is gray.
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This is the original .odp presentation file, you see that the text has black shadows.
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Drop Shadow bug - result from follow up Step 2
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Drop Shadow Bug - result from follow up Step 3 none

Description Michael 2011-10-09 18:33:33 UTC
Created attachment 76876 [details]
This is a test powerpoint file that was created with OpenOffice.org to view the issue use Microsoft Powerpoint or Powerpoint Viewer to open it. You'll see that the text's shadow is gray.

If a user saves an .ODP presentation with text that has shadows, the preset shadow color is black which is normal. However, if the same presentation is saved as a .PPT presentation (PowerPoint) the text shadows become gray when if the document is viewed with Microsoft Powerpoint or Powerpoint Viewer.
Comment 1 Michael 2011-10-09 18:35:05 UTC
Created attachment 76877 [details]
This is the original .odp presentation file, you see that the text has black shadows.
Comment 2 Michael 2011-10-09 18:37:31 UTC
I would also like to add that this issue is present in both OpenOffice.org 3.3 for Windows and OpenOffice.org 3.3 for Mac OS X.
Comment 3 Marcus 2012-03-03 12:26:44 UTC
this issue is no P1
Comment 4 Jim Warchol 2012-06-16 23:47:05 UTC
I was able to replicate the issue that the original reporter found - see steps and details below:
* Using OO v3.4 on Mac OS X v10.6.8 - MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 8GB memory.
* Opened the saved .ppt files with Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 for Mac v12.3.3 (120411)

Steps to replicate the original bug as was reported:
1 - Under File > New > Presentation
2 - The Presentation Wizard is opened. Under Type, choose Empty Presentation. Click Next.
3 - Select a slide design. To match style of original file attached, select Blue Lines and Gradients.
4 - Select an output medium, use Screen (default). Click Next.
5 - Use default settings for Select a Slide Transition and Select the Presentation Type. Click Create.
6 - Enter text in the header area and slide content area.
7 - Add shadow effect to both blocks of text by selecting the Shadow item in the toolbar.
- - Expected result: Text display is white with a black drop shadow.
8 - (Optional) Save original file in .odp format.
9 - Select Save As... Select Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP (.ppt). Open the saved .ppt file in PowerPoint.
- - Result - this matched the original bug: Text display is white with a greyish/white drop shadow

I ran several follow-up tests using different slide designs in an attempt to verify the original bug using different conditions:

1 - Select a different slide design (Characters with Glow) - drop shadow text display of black/grey (main text color/drop shadow) in both sections.
* Save as .ppt file and open in PowerPoint.
* Analysis: This did NOT replicate the original bug - text displayed correctly.

2 - Next, select another different slide design (Lyt Ocean) - drop shadow text display of black/grey in the header (white background), and white/black (blue background) in the slide content area.
* Save as .ppt file and opened in PowerPoint.
* The header text displayed correctly BUT the slide content text displayed the same drop shadow text bug - white/white.
* Analysis: This replicated the original bug in the slide content area.

3 - Select another different slide design (Lyt Sunrise) - drop shadow text display of blue/black in the header, and black/grey in the slide content area (tan background on entire slide).
* Save as .ppt file and opened in PowerPoint.
* The header text displayed incorrectly - blue/white.
* The slide content text displayed incorrectly - black/white.
* Analysis: This replicated the original bug in both areas.

4 - One last variant on the last test - Change the OO font to a common system font (Arial) and resave it as .ppt file.
* Analysis: This replicated the original bug in both areas.

Conclusion: My evaluation is that this is a legitimate bug since I was able to replicate it twice using different conditions. I suspect there may be a bug in the color conversion codes where OOo reads these differently than PowerPoint does.
Comment 5 Jim Warchol 2012-06-16 23:52:43 UTC
Created attachment 78352 [details]
Drop Shadow bug - result from follow up Step 2

Drop Shadow bug - This was my result as described in follow up Step 2
Comment 6 Jim Warchol 2012-06-16 23:55:28 UTC
Created attachment 78353 [details]
Drop Shadow Bug - result from follow up Step 3

Drop Shadow Bug - My result as described in follow up Step 3
Comment 7 louqle 2012-09-06 05:44:02 UTC
I can reproduce the issue with the ODP attachement provided by Michael.

Build: Aoo_trunk 1376366
1. open the .odp file in Aoo
2. Save as .ppt
3. open the .ppt in MS 2003. Zoom to 150% then I can see clearly that the shadow is gray.

while open the .ppt in Aoo, the shadow is black
Comment 8 Michael 2012-09-09 16:53:53 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> I can reproduce the issue with the ODP attachement provided by Michael.
> 
> Build: Aoo_trunk 1376366
> 1. open the .odp file in Aoo
> 2. Save as .ppt
> 3. open the .ppt in MS 2003. Zoom to 150% then I can see clearly that the
> shadow is gray.
> 
> while open the .ppt in Aoo, the shadow is black

Hello!

Thank you guys for confirming this bug in OpenOffice 3.3 and later. However, I would like to stress that this bug is still present in AOO 3.4.0 and the recently released 3.4.1.

Again thanks for your diligence on this matter!
Comment 9 Michael 2012-09-09 16:55:07 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> I was able to replicate the issue that the original reporter found - see
> steps and details below:
> * Using OO v3.4 on Mac OS X v10.6.8 - MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
> with 8GB memory.
> * Opened the saved .ppt files with Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 for Mac v12.3.3
> (120411)
> 
> Steps to replicate the original bug as was reported:
> 1 - Under File > New > Presentation
> 2 - The Presentation Wizard is opened. Under Type, choose Empty
> Presentation. Click Next.
> 3 - Select a slide design. To match style of original file attached, select
> Blue Lines and Gradients.
> 4 - Select an output medium, use Screen (default). Click Next.
> 5 - Use default settings for Select a Slide Transition and Select the
> Presentation Type. Click Create.
> 6 - Enter text in the header area and slide content area.
> 7 - Add shadow effect to both blocks of text by selecting the Shadow item in
> the toolbar.
> - - Expected result: Text display is white with a black drop shadow.
> 8 - (Optional) Save original file in .odp format.
> 9 - Select Save As... Select Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP (.ppt). Open
> the saved .ppt file in PowerPoint.
> - - Result - this matched the original bug: Text display is white with a
> greyish/white drop shadow
> 
> I ran several follow-up tests using different slide designs in an attempt to
> verify the original bug using different conditions:
> 
> 1 - Select a different slide design (Characters with Glow) - drop shadow
> text display of black/grey (main text color/drop shadow) in both sections.
> * Save as .ppt file and open in PowerPoint.
> * Analysis: This did NOT replicate the original bug - text displayed
> correctly.
> 
> 2 - Next, select another different slide design (Lyt Ocean) - drop shadow
> text display of black/grey in the header (white background), and white/black
> (blue background) in the slide content area.
> * Save as .ppt file and opened in PowerPoint.
> * The header text displayed correctly BUT the slide content text displayed
> the same drop shadow text bug - white/white.
> * Analysis: This replicated the original bug in the slide content area.
> 
> 3 - Select another different slide design (Lyt Sunrise) - drop shadow text
> display of blue/black in the header, and black/grey in the slide content
> area (tan background on entire slide).
> * Save as .ppt file and opened in PowerPoint.
> * The header text displayed incorrectly - blue/white.
> * The slide content text displayed incorrectly - black/white.
> * Analysis: This replicated the original bug in both areas.
> 
> 4 - One last variant on the last test - Change the OO font to a common
> system font (Arial) and resave it as .ppt file.
> * Analysis: This replicated the original bug in both areas.
> 
> Conclusion: My evaluation is that this is a legitimate bug since I was able
> to replicate it twice using different conditions. I suspect there may be a
> bug in the color conversion codes where OOo reads these differently than
> PowerPoint does.

Thanks Jim for confirming this long standing bug!