Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||PowerPoint tables are imported incorrectly|
|Component:||open-import||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Version:||OOo 2.0||Keywords:||needmoreinfo, oooqa|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description lumbercartel 2005-12-11 01:11:24 UTC
Tables in PP presentations (tested: 2k2 and 2k3) import as grouped lines and text boxes instead of as a table. One embarassingly public consequence was that a meeting agenda with blank lines couldn't have new items added since there were no text-entry fields in the empty rows.
Comment 1 lars 2005-12-11 10:11:30 UTC
Hi, could you attach the file in question? thanks
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2005-12-12 13:06:24 UTC
This is a missing feature, not a bug. An inserted table will be imported as a group, correct. A real OLE (inserted object) will be an OLE in OOo, too. But Powerpoint has also a problem here: after saving the table is just a group like in OOo. Nor cells can there be inserted either. A workaround would be to use real OLEs.
Comment 3 lumbercartel 2005-12-15 13:26:11 UTC
Created attachment 32454 [details] Table with empty cell
Comment 4 lumbercartel 2005-12-15 13:26:54 UTC
Created attachment 32455 [details] PowerPoint table with filled cell
Comment 5 lumbercartel 2005-12-15 13:30:17 UTC
Files attached. Note that the first is just a slide created with the "table" format. The empty center cell is quite editable, as demonstrated by the second file. In OO.o the center cell is *not* editable -- there's nothing there to edit. This is pretty basic formatting, and has nothing to do with OLE. PPT can populate empty cells in a table, OO.o can't.
Comment 6 ace_dent 2008-05-15 15:16:46 UTC
This Issue requires more information ('needmoreinfo'), but has not been updated within the last year. Please re-test with one of the latest versions of OOo - the problem(s) may have already been addressed. Either use the recent stable version: http://download.openoffice.org/index.html or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing): http://download.openoffice.org/3.0beta/ Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be closed or progressed as necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have advanced further : http://www.openoffice.org/issues/query.cgi Many thanks, Andrew Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of: ~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~
Comment 7 raindrops 2009-06-15 11:54:16 UTC
Well, I had precisely the same problems with OOo 3.1.0 and switched over to OxygenOffice 3.0.1 because I heard that it has applied many patches to OOo. (OxygenOffice always lags a little behind OOo, so its 3.1.0 version is yet to be released) In OxygenOffice, the table's cells are not converted to text boxes, and the table can be edited (adjust row/column dimension by dragging border or by editing the properties in the dialog, etc.) However, the following glitches are still there in OxygenOffice: 1. When I insert a row/column, it is always with the default (blue) background color, with no borders. It does not copy the previous row's formatting. 2. If I click in the last cell of the table and then press TAB, OxygenOffice does not insert a new row at the end of the table. Both these behaviors are from MS Office; so I do not know whether to expect them in OOo or OxygenOffice. To conclude, the problem is still not resolved in OOo.