Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||OOo inserts extra bullet points and has spacing problems in Word documents...|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||issues, jon, jonathan.n.mills, jr, kozodaevroman|
|Version:||OOo 1.1 RC3||Keywords:||ms_interoperability, oooqa|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description capstone737 2003-08-22 02:36:34 UTC
I have a document that was created in Word97 and when it is opened in OOo, extra bullet points are inserted in to the document. Also, page layout spacing is somewhat different with text on the first page in Word97 ending some distance from the end of the page, and in OOo it ends almost at the bottom of the page. In addition, several blank lines have been inserted in the document text in the OOo version. Also, on page 4 (page 5 in OOo) there is a box drawn around: "Next Meeting: Tuesday 26 August at 8.30am, with Cara as the Heartstarter." but in OOo it is not there. I will include a copy of the document.
Comment 1 capstone737 2003-08-22 02:38:39 UTC
Created attachment 8646 [details] Word97 file example.
Comment 2 jack.warchold 2003-09-11 18:27:08 UTC
reassigned to mru please take a look on this issue
Comment 3 utomo99 2003-09-12 05:06:43 UTC
I can reproduce this problem . using 1.1 Rc 4 Win Xp and MS Office XP There is extra bullet at example Casual Staff . . Carol and Media . Rock .
Comment 4 utomo99 2003-09-16 12:21:32 UTC
change to new
Comment 5 utomo99 2003-09-19 03:42:33 UTC
Comment 6 michael.ruess 2003-09-26 12:53:12 UTC
MRU->DVO: this is due to the more ore less (un)clear concept of numberings/bullets in Redlines.
Comment 7 michael.ruess 2003-10-01 15:07:10 UTC
*** Issue 16142 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2004-01-21 17:02:47 UTC
*** Issue 24565 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 michael.ruess 2004-01-23 09:41:09 UTC
*** Issue 24702 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 michael.ruess 2004-02-16 09:24:07 UTC
*** Issue 25523 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 michael.ruess 2004-05-04 14:20:13 UTC
No chance to implement a reasonable solution for this until OO 2.0. Target "OO later" now.
Comment 12 michael.ruess 2004-10-08 12:28:09 UTC
*** Issue 34698 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 13 henkfikkert 2004-10-08 13:06:46 UTC
As to my knowledge quite a lot of people get the impression that importing a bulleted Word document in OOo is crappy (and therefor do not use OOo!) I would strongly suggest to solve this item and not postpone it!
Comment 14 henkfikkert 2004-10-08 13:14:11 UTC
Forgot to mention: I'm referencing closed Issue 34698. It should be mentioned as a wordkaround that indeed all (?) problems are gone when the Document Change buffer is flushed (by accepting or rejecting them) That makes the difference between a working and a totally non-working solution (a lot of people using Word, esp. in businesses are using Change Tracking) I would therfor suggest to raise the priority to a P2, or provide an active workaround.
Comment 15 henkfikkert 2004-10-31 15:43:12 UTC
I once again want to stress the importance of solving this issue. I guess it's not recognized as such, but this is a basic functionality as defined for priority P2 (Basic functionality is not working correctly) Please raise the error level P2. It really should be solved. As stated: too many people trying to import from Word get bad results due to this error and although I'm very enthousiastic about OOo, I am not able to convince them. For them OOo sucks!
Comment 16 michael.ruess 2004-11-09 08:20:56 UTC
*** Issue 36878 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 17 michael.ruess 2004-12-17 11:41:52 UTC
*** Issue 39201 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 18 jmills 2004-12-17 12:01:02 UTC
Comment 19 jmills 2004-12-17 12:19:52 UTC
I don't know why it added that last comment from me. All I did was add myself to the cc: list!
Comment 20 lephuonglieu 2005-02-04 21:34:20 UTC
Under WinXP version 5.1 build 2600 which has MS Word 2002 and OOo 1.1.4 installed, I can also reproduce this defect. There are extra bullet points unacceptably at several places in the document in OOo 1.1.4. The page layout spacing in OOo 1.1.4 is also unacceptably different from the text in MS Word 2002 version.
Comment 21 henkfikkert 2005-03-22 08:24:38 UTC
Due to this error I (and many others) are unable to use OOo in MSOffice (Word) dominated environments. I regret it, but I have to leave OO, as the issue has not been solved, nor an acceptable workaround been defined. Hoped it had been included with the OOo 2 release, but I guess the OOo Later switch better be read as OOo Never.
Comment 22 michael.ruess 2005-04-06 15:01:12 UTC
*** Issue 46775 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 23 gobnat 2005-05-11 10:48:01 UTC
My issue that was closed as a duplicate is Issue 36878 It is not clear to me that these issues are related. However, let me express a view about how tracked changes should work with bullets and numbering, since someone above mentioned it was unclear. The way tracked changes should work with bullets and numbering is exactly how it should work with any other part of the document. That is, what was there before should be marked as a deletion if it has changed and what is there now should be marked as an addition if it wasn't there before. If you add a new paragraph 2. B between these two: 1. A 2. C it would become 1. A 2. B <- both of these marked as insertions 2^H3. C <- where ^H indicates strikethrough of 2 and 3 marked as an insertion Brendan
Comment 24 michael.ruess 2005-10-07 14:35:15 UTC
*** Issue 55289 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 25 michael.ruess 2006-11-30 11:54:19 UTC
*** Issue 72065 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 26 desperado 2006-11-30 18:24:10 UTC
I agree totally with the various commenters about the importance of this issue. It is probably the most significant reason for my apologising to MS Word users when I send them an OOo document. PS Could someone please change the summary or other header fields to include the word "redline" so that people looking for problems relating to redlines have a better chance of finding it?
Comment 27 michael.ruess 2007-02-07 12:51:59 UTC
Corrected some fields and re-assigned.
Comment 28 michael.ruess 2007-11-22 09:50:56 UTC
*** Issue 83839 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 29 michael.ruess 2008-04-29 13:01:30 UTC
*** Issue 88585 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 30 michael.ruess 2008-07-18 16:13:35 UTC
*** Issue 91816 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 31 michael.ruess 2009-11-05 14:54:31 UTC
*** Issue 106634 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***