Issue 10197 - MS Word Document Conversion causing complete format loss
Summary: MS Word Document Conversion causing complete format loss
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 643C
Hardware: PC Windows ME
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: michael.ruess
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on: 9917
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Reported: 2002-12-18 19:00 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

MS word document in ZIP format. (30.31 KB, application/octet-stream)
2002-12-21 09:55 UTC, Unknown
no flags Details
proposed patch for asserts (1.82 KB, patch)
2003-02-20 12:02 UTC, caolanm
no flags Details | Diff
better patch (771 bytes, patch)
2003-02-20 12:35 UTC, caolanm
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Unknown 2002-12-18 19:00:55 UTC
See the attachment which can be properly open by OO643C in Win2k/XP versoin. 
When being opened by WinMe, it becomes a mess. OO1.0.1 in WinMe does not have 
this problem.
Comment 1 h.ilter 2002-12-19 12:12:52 UTC
Reassigned to MRU
Comment 2 rbywater 2002-12-21 09:47:19 UTC
Thanks for raising this issue.

Are you able to attach the file you mention to enable us to 
confirm/further investigate this issue?
Comment 3 Unknown 2002-12-21 09:55:36 UTC
Created attachment 4138 [details]
MS word document in ZIP format.
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2003-01-06 16:13:37 UTC
MRU->HDU: The Asian characters in the document are not displayed
correctly on Win98/ME (tested it with new 644a1). This worked fine
with SO 6.0 or OO 1.0.1 and currently works fine with 644 on WinXP. So
I do not think that this is a problem of the Word filter.
Comment 5 2003-01-07 11:53:49 UTC
related to issue 9917 
Comment 6 Unknown 2003-02-14 16:21:23 UTC
Solving 9917 will not fix this problem. If you scoll the attachment 
whitepaper.doc to page 5, OO will crash. I found that OO crashed when 
it tried to render some WingDing characters. 

Handling of WingDing font in OO643C has problems under WinMe/9x. If 
you select menu "Insert > Special Character" and then WingDing font, 
each character is displayed as two characters. The unicode character 
is misinterpreted as two Roman characters. It would be a problem of 
the unicows.dll but this problem is fatal.

I believe that problem happens also in English Window Me/9x.
Comment 7 Unknown 2003-02-16 01:26:43 UTC
I see format loss in a very basic Word document when using the 
released 1.0.2 version on both Win2k and XP.  1.0.1 does not have the 
problem with same docs.
Comment 8 Joost Andrae 2003-02-17 10:41:16 UTC
JA: re-prioritized according to new priority guide lines
Comment 9 Unknown 2003-02-20 07:53:57 UTC
when i save in win xp format and reopen, the bullets are screwed up as
well as the 'Page Style' ... 

page styles revert to 

   initial page = "Default" style (usually)
   subsequent pages = per Organizer (next Style)

obviously super frustrating when you're doing (many) resumes.

i use Microsoft Word Viewer to view the document prior to saving
(since it differs from the WYSIWYG view in OpenOffice).  Each time i
open the file in Word Viewer, the formatting is different????  what's
up with that???
Comment 10 2003-02-20 08:52:06 UTC
HDU->CMC: when loading with a recent version there are assertions  
"How did that happen" at "...filter/ww8/ww8graf.cxx line 2591".  
Other than that the fonts seem work perfect from my POV.  
Comment 11 caolanm 2003-02-20 09:14:14 UTC
Word doesn't have page styles, only its concept of sections. So when
we import a word document we take the first section's set of settings
and call it the default page style, if we encounter a new section that
starts on a page break we create a "Convert" style for it. If a word
section has a seperate title page setting then a "Convert" descriptor
is created for the title page of that section and a "Next Convert" is
created for the non title pages. There no way around that. 

Bullets should be working fine now, I would try out the latest
development 644 release that is available now to confirm that.

I'll look into the assertions.
Comment 12 caolanm 2003-02-20 12:02:24 UTC
Created attachment 4808 [details]
proposed patch for asserts
Comment 13 caolanm 2003-02-20 12:35:30 UTC
Created attachment 4809 [details]
better patch
Comment 14 caolanm 2003-02-20 12:38:47 UTC
Asserts and missing last drawing group can be fixed.
Comment 15 caolanm 2003-02-26 14:52:53 UTC
Fixed in jollyfilterteam03 workspace.
Comment 16 caolanm 2003-02-26 17:03:33 UTC
reopen to reassign
Comment 17 caolanm 2003-02-26 17:04:14 UTC
cmc->mru: The problems hdu reports is fixed in jollyfilterteam03
Comment 18 michael.ruess 2003-03-27 14:28:20 UTC
Yeah, this looks fixed in CWS jollyfilterteam03.
Comment 19 michael.ruess 2003-03-27 14:29:08 UTC
Fix will be included in OO 1.1 Beta 2.
Comment 20 michael.ruess 2003-05-14 08:57:03 UTC
Closed. Fix available in OO 1.1 Beta2.