Issue 4858

Summary: Conversion error of graphic when saving as Word98/2000 format
Product: Writer Reporter: Unknown <non-migrated>
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Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues, oooqa
Version: OOo 1.0.0Keywords: oooqa
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows 2000   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Example document that if saved as MS-Word will demonstrate the problem
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PNG screenshot of document in OO before conversion to MS Word 2000.
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PNG screenshot of OO doc after conversion to MS Word 2000 ( opened inside Word 2000 ) none

Description Unknown 2002-05-14 15:53:54 UTC
When saving a document containing a graphic created in "Draw" and then "cut-n-pasted" into a 
document created in "Writer" as Word-98 (.DOC) format, the graphic is appears corrupted in MS-
Word.

The graphic in question has 4 text-boxes with tails pointing to a line, below the line are 
another four boxes with text in each box.  When the document is viewed in OpenOffice Writer -- 
everything looks fine.  When viewed in Word-98 or Word-2000, the text-boxes are missing.  While I 
would like to call this a MS bug (:-),  I suspect it isn'tn and I doubt they would fix it.  I can cut-n-paste 
that same graphic into Word and it works (on both Word and Writer).

I can ftp/send the graphic 
if you desire.
Comment 1 Unknown 2002-05-14 16:10:15 UTC
Created attachment 1643 [details]
Example document that if saved as MS-Word will demonstrate the problem
Comment 2 Unknown 2002-05-14 16:14:06 UTC
NOTE: I was unable to "recreate" the case where OpenOffice Writer was able to read the 
document correctly.  (That happened under 641 and in a 10 page confidential 
document.)  So at this point, I should simple say that the graphic is 
"corrupted".

The workaround, BTW, is to save the graphic in MS-Word.  Then 
continue to edit in OpenOffice.

NOTE: I have attached a .sxw file as an example.  
Comment 3 prgmgr 2002-07-15 23:31:27 UTC
Thanks for posting Dana.

Duplicated the problem on Win NT 4.0, OO 1.0.

Will include some screenshots.
Comment 4 prgmgr 2002-07-15 23:34:46 UTC
Created attachment 2240 [details]
PNG screenshot of document in OO before conversion to MS Word 2000.
Comment 5 prgmgr 2002-07-15 23:35:44 UTC
Created attachment 2241 [details]
PNG screenshot of OO doc after conversion to MS Word 2000 ( opened inside Word 2000 )
Comment 6 prgmgr 2002-09-26 23:36:59 UTC
Dana, a work around for this issue exists:

Cut and "Paste special" the drawing as a GDI metafile.

OOo will export this workaround correctly.
Comment 7 Joost Andrae 2002-11-30 14:03:04 UTC
JA->MRU: please have a look at this. Reassiged...
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2002-12-09 11:32:32 UTC
MRU->CMC: in 644s it has already been improved. But the objects above
the line are a bit too small after export.
Comment 9 caolanm 2002-12-09 15:37:02 UTC
cmc->sj: The drawing group just gets passed to SvxMSDffManager's
AddSdrObject to export it. Any ideas why this is going awry ?
Comment 10 sven.jacobi 2002-12-11 12:58:52 UTC
It seems that the wrong bounding geometry is used for callouts, which 
is the reason that some objects are skewed after grouping. I will 
investigate this.
Comment 11 michael.ruess 2004-04-28 15:15:12 UTC
re-targeted to OO later.