Issue 104017 - WW8: complex tables layout screwed up on export
Summary: WW8: complex tables layout screwed up on export
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: OOO310m11
Hardware: All All
: P2 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: openoffice
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: crash, regression
: 104412 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-08-05 04:10 UTC by oo_gary
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

odt good before file (15.97 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2009-08-05 04:13 UTC, oo_gary
no flags Details
file with skewed cell contents and character rotation (to repro save the good file as .doc then close and open) (178.50 KB, application/msword)
2009-08-05 04:17 UTC, oo_gary
no flags Details

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Description oo_gary 2009-08-05 04:10:59 UTC
Tables in documents saved as .doc 97/2000 lose their brains.  Text from 
multiple cells concatenated into one cell.  Other text translated, transposed, 
or mushed in cells it shouldn't be in.  Format/Character/Rotation is altered 
90deg/0deg not quite randomly but certainly in hodgepodge fashion enough to 
make the table look like one of the better grades of dog crap that I've seen.  
I will try and attach the files.  Between my version 5 file(odt) and version 6 
file(doc) I changed the BG color to light gray, typed in a bunch of X's in 
cells and maybe remove a couple rows but, version 5 gives an idea of what it 
looked like on screen before saving to .doc.  If you then open version 6 (.doc)
using oowriter you will see the embarassment that I experienced when I realized 
I hadn't saved an .odt after my last entry and before saving as .doc.
Comment 1 oo_gary 2009-08-05 04:13:23 UTC
Created attachment 63961 [details]
odt good before file
Comment 2 oo_gary 2009-08-05 04:17:17 UTC
Created attachment 63962 [details]
file with skewed cell contents and character rotation (to repro save the good file as .doc then close and open)
Comment 3 oo_gary 2009-08-05 04:18:43 UTC
to repro open odt, save as doc/97/2000, close doc, open doc.
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2009-08-05 11:48:01 UTC
MRU->oo_gary: the problem regarding rotation is already tracked in two other issues.

MRU->HBRINKM: please focus on the table layout problem. When exporting the
attached document to WW8 and reopening many of the cells are incorre4ctly merged
into one cell. I also got a crash in DEV300m53 when re-opening the document. I
will post the report ID here.
Maybe this is related to issue 103374.
Worked fine in OOo 3.0.
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2009-08-05 13:11:49 UTC
Crash report ID is rw4wdkc.
Comment 6 openoffice 2009-10-30 10:29:11 UTC

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 103374 ***
Comment 7 openoffice 2009-10-30 14:18:34 UTC
reopened after fixing Issue 103374 the export still causes errors when loading in Word 2007
Comment 8 openoffice 2010-08-25 12:36:30 UTC
Analysis: Some vertically merged cells are not exported as such. Some cells do get no background color.
Comment 9 thorsten.ziehm 2010-11-09 10:06:20 UTC
OOo 3.3 is nearly final. I change the target of this issue to OOo 3.x. Please
find a solution and set a correct target, if you know when a fix can be integrated.
Comment 10 openoffice 2011-03-04 11:26:16 UTC
Analysis: The number of cells in limited to 32 per row in legacy Word documents. Hence ww8 export adheres it.
Comment 11 openoffice 2011-03-04 12:05:27 UTC
fixed in sw34bf04:
changeset: 746b213b774d

@mst: Please review.
Comment 12 openoffice 2011-03-04 15:31:04 UTC
*** Issue 104412 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***