Issue 104412 - WW8: export will dump 33th column of a table
Summary: WW8: export will dump 33th column of a table
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 104017
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: OOO310m11
Hardware: PC Windows Vista
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: 3.4.0
Assignee: openoffice
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: regression
: 109998 114881 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-08-21 16:54 UTC by oo_gary
Modified: 2011-03-04 15:31 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

test file with procedure to repro 104412 (16.50 KB, application/msword)
2009-08-21 16:56 UTC, oo_gary
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Description oo_gary 2009-08-21 16:54:18 UTC
a simpler view of text writer table wider than 32 col losing brains in export 


in OO text writer 3.1.0m11 vista HB v6 b6001  sp1

just a simpler look at the complex table losing its brains when saved as 
w97 .doc file.  This is a simpler view with less mess. ref 104017 (sorry i 
couldnt readily see how to add this to existing discrepancy report.

open this file (or create new file with table 1 row, 32 col, type unique 
character in each field(or just in the last column),I used a-b, A-F) save it 
w97doc, drop the window, reopen, appears OK, then...)

click in last col "F"
insert col (after) 
note new col is #33
click in new cell
type "G"
saveas new named file (w97 doc)
close win
open newly saved file
table is now 32 col and the G is now out in the cold below the table

expect table to have same dimensions, same number of elements, and same data 
after saving and reopening in word97 doc format.

Just an aside:
please note that after reading the notation  made on my issue #104017 about 
this being a problem with complex tables that did not exist in 3.0 I dumped 3.1 
installed 3.0 reworked my project so that it was nice and clean.  saved many 
versions as doc but never dumping my window. almost as an afterthought I went 
to saveas odt but it blew up.  my doc/w97 files all had crap for tables.  (so i 
just dont learn from mistakes.)  the problem seemed to be worse in 3.0 but 
different when boiled down.  if I created a table of any dimension, lets say 
1x1 (with sides on each, right and left margin) then drag the left side (margin 
too) of the table to the right an inch maybe, upon saving doc/w97 (exit window) 
then reopening I found the right margin had moved the same distance to the left 
so the table had less width than when I saved the doc.  subsequent 
save/drop/reopen operations caused the single celled table to shrink by this 
amount until the table poofed out of existence and the contents were left 
sitting there staring at me wondering where its table had gone.  so much for 

so, is there any way to save my text doc w97 format with tables wider than 32 
columns?  dont care what version.  did it work in any version i can download?
Comment 1 oo_gary 2009-08-21 16:56:22 UTC
Created attachment 64307 [details]
test file with procedure to repro 104412
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2009-08-24 08:59:27 UTC
MRU->HBRINKM: open the attached document, add a column at the end of the
existing table, save as WW8 format, reopen -> the column is lost, the content
added to the following body text.
Maybe this is related to issue 103374 and could be fixed together.
Comment 3 openoffice 2009-10-26 15:37:30 UTC
did not manage to fix for OOo 3.2
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2010-03-10 13:07:13 UTC
*** Issue 109998 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 eric.savary 2010-10-01 11:57:09 UTC
*** Issue 114881 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 openoffice 2011-03-04 15:31:04 UTC

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 104017 ***