Issue 77620

Summary: DDE linked tables in subfiles from masterdocument print blanc/empty or export blanc/empty to PDF
Product: Writer Reporter: rikus <rikus>
Component: printingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 2.0.4   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: Windows XP   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---
Description Flags
Writer_file1 DDE linked to Calc_file1
Writer_file2 DDE linked to Calc_file2
Writer_subfile1 without DDE link
Writer_subfile2 without DDE link
Writer_subfile3 without DDE link
Resulting PDF with empty tables
correct pdf (created with work around)
incorrect pdf (see page 4) none

Description rikus 2007-05-20 10:39:35 UTC
I have been advised by a super user at the OOo forum to report this issue.

I have problems with masterfiles of which the subfiles are full of DDE linked
tables. When printing or exporting to PDF all tables are empty.
I use XP with OO 2.0.4 (it does not happen on another system with XP and OO
1.9.104, which I for this reason do not update).

I have posted about this issue on the OOo forum several times before without reply.

I have tried to export to OOtext_document .ODT but still all the subfiles are
linked. Printing this document with the OO 2.0.4 system results also in empty
However when I print this .ODT document with the OO 1.9.104 system, which does
not have access to all the subfiles, it prints fine. Of course I do not update
the links in this case.

I would like to attach some example/result files but have no clue how to do
that, please advice.

Side question (just ignore if this is the wrong place).
For me it could be a solution if I could make a 'hard copy' of the masterfile. I
mean that layout (headers, footers, etc.) does not change, but text/tables are
no longer linked to the subdocuments. In fact have a full copy of the masterfile
but no longer any linked text, so it is no masterfile anymore of course.
Since the document prints well on the 1.9.104 system, I guess all the text is
saved in the .ODT file correctly anyway, not directly depended to the subfiles.
So it would be great if I could have this file without all the link information
in it. Then I suppose it also would print fine on the OO 2.0.4 system.
Comment 1 rikus 2007-05-20 10:46:07 UTC
Created attachment 45256 [details]
Comment 2 rikus 2007-05-20 10:46:35 UTC
Created attachment 45257 [details]
Comment 3 rikus 2007-05-20 10:47:22 UTC
Created attachment 45258 [details]
Writer_file1 DDE linked to Calc_file1
Comment 4 rikus 2007-05-20 10:49:08 UTC
Created attachment 45259 [details]
Writer_file2 DDE linked to Calc_file2
Comment 5 rikus 2007-05-20 10:50:15 UTC
Created attachment 45260 [details]
Writer_subfile1 without DDE link
Comment 6 rikus 2007-05-20 10:50:51 UTC
Created attachment 45261 [details]
Writer_subfile2 without DDE link
Comment 7 rikus 2007-05-20 10:51:24 UTC
Created attachment 45262 [details]
Writer_subfile3 without DDE link
Comment 8 rikus 2007-05-20 10:52:17 UTC
Created attachment 45263 [details]
Comment 9 rikus 2007-05-20 10:52:56 UTC
Created attachment 45264 [details]
Resulting PDF with empty tables
Comment 10 rikus 2007-05-20 10:54:51 UTC
The attached files have to be placed in the directory C:\testing
Comment 11 rikus 2007-05-20 12:19:13 UTC
Concerning my side question I received useful advise through the forum. It seems
that the problem is more related a DDE linked tables problem than a masterfile
1. Export masterfile as ODT document
2. Open ODT document and update links
3. Break links, edit/links/break link (selected all the links at once, all only
of document type)
4. Saved ODT document
5. Export to PDF, the empty tables were still there.
6. Closed ODT document
7. opened ODT document again, it still asks to update links, but now it concerns
  links of the soffice type, I asume the DDE links.
8. Each link has to be broken seperately (edit/links/break link)
9. Save ODT file
10. Export ODT file naar PDF, result is a correct PDF.
Comment 12 rikus 2007-05-20 16:06:41 UTC
Someone in the forum draw my attention to issue:
These issues are related I suppose.
Comment 13 michael.ruess 2007-05-21 08:42:21 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 14 eric.savary 2008-09-12 23:14:40 UTC
I could reproduce it with your documents but not from scratch in the current

Please check a current version recreating your documents.

Feel free to reopen if it still happens.
Comment 15 eric.savary 2008-09-12 23:15:11 UTC
Comment 16 rikus 2008-09-13 05:51:36 UTC
Indeed resulting PDF is no longer blank but some DDE linked tables are
completely out of shape or even show up at wrong positions. I add 2 new
attachments showing the correct and the incorrect PDF.
Comment 17 rikus 2008-09-13 05:54:12 UTC
Created attachment 56508 [details]
correct pdf (created with work around)
Comment 18 rikus 2008-09-13 05:55:55 UTC
Created attachment 56509 [details]
incorrect pdf (see page 4)
Comment 19 eric.savary 2008-09-13 10:34:02 UTC
Sorry, this time I cannot reproduce the "destroyed table" but instead your
original problem "the empty tables".

For the "out of shape" tables, please submit a new issue and attach the file you
are printing to PDF from.

For the empty tables...

@OS: it's about a Calc area --- pasted as DDE ---> in a Writer --- inserted --->
in a Master document. So, in the end we have DDE inside of DDE.

When updating*** while printing to PDF, those imbricated links get lost. Can we
fix that?

*** curiously, the table content is not lost when updating *links* manually but
Comment 20 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:20:10 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".