Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Floating tables: Word file with large table doesn't open properly|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||ACCEPTED ---||QA Contact:|
|Version:||OOo 1.0.1||Keywords:||ms_interoperability, oooqa|
|Issue Type:||FEATURE||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description Unknown 2002-09-26 23:09:13 UTC
The attached Word file opens properly in MS Word XP, it 11 pages long has about 700 rows. In OpenOffice 1.0.1 running on Windows XP, it opens 2 pages with only about 100 of the rows display. The cursor is blinking and the height of the entire page.
Comment 1 Unknown 2002-09-26 23:11:13 UTC
Created attachment 2977 [details] WordXP file that won't open properly in OO1.0.1
Comment 2 caolanm 2002-09-27 09:15:41 UTC
A floating table, so inserted as a table inside a frame, frames cannot be split over multiple pages when their contents grow too large to fit...
Comment 3 Unknown 2002-09-27 09:24:08 UTC
So can OO be fixed so that it can open/display the file the same as Word?
Comment 4 caolanm 2002-09-27 09:40:52 UTC
e.g. If you change the table in word from table properties->text wrapping->around to text wrapping->none, and import that to writer, you'll get a better import.
Comment 5 caolanm 2002-09-27 09:42:55 UTC
Some deep thought required on this issue, make frames split over pages ? or implement native floating tables in writer that can themselves break over pages ? I don't think there is anything that the .doc import can do without layout support to make this happen in the short term.
Comment 6 Unknown 2002-12-01 00:06:25 UTC
Hello, I replicated this using build OOW 643C. After downloading gurulabs attached file I opened it in MSWORD (Office XP). The 11 page-long doc contains a 7-page-long table and a similar 4-page-long table. Opening in OOW643C it was just two pages. I deleted the second table from gurulabs original doc in MSWORD and tried to open it again in OOW. There was just one page and the last part of the table did not come up. It is clear, that when a frame contains a table more than one page long in MSWORD, OOW will show only the first page. However, the content is not lost! If you copy and paste the content of the table page-by-page in OOW, you can handle this problem manually. (At least it worked for me) I use WINDOWS XP Professional Version 2002 with SP1, Intel Pentium III Processor, 450 MHz, and 128 MB of RAM.
Comment 7 ingenstans 2003-05-18 19:01:24 UTC
I think we can cetainly confirm this issue. Doing so.
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2003-05-28 14:12:12 UTC
MRU->MIB: As discussed between you and SBA/AMA, this is one for the MIB-compatibility collection. As CMC pointed out, there are two ways of "fixing": 1. give frames the ability to split over pages, or 2. implement native floating tables (ability to have text wrap around tables).
Comment 9 michael.brauer 2003-06-11 14:04:24 UTC
Verified by OBR
Comment 10 michael.brauer 2003-06-11 14:05:05 UTC
took over bug again
Comment 11 lennoni 2003-10-23 08:52:17 UTC
This issue continues to be a problem in 1.1
Comment 12 michael.brauer 2003-10-30 11:12:15 UTC
Comment 13 frank.meies 2003-11-20 12:42:23 UTC
Since we currently do not have 'floating tables', I consider this a 'feature', or at least an 'enhancement'.
Comment 14 frank.meies 2003-12-18 08:13:32 UTC
Comment 15 frank.meies 2004-03-15 10:29:00 UTC
Comment 16 andreas.martens 2004-06-22 13:14:31 UTC
We implemented tables with page break for OOo2.0. We will not implement floating tables for OOo2.0, because of a shortage of resources.
Comment 17 eric.savary 2009-10-29 02:16:31 UTC
*** Issue 106404 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 18 kpalagin 2010-03-04 19:04:37 UTC
Please consider this issue for 3.x.