Issue 125102 - pptx open error
Summary: pptx open error
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-15 14:15 UTC by herbs
Modified: 2017-12-01 21:41 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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the pptx file to be opened (83.20 KB, application/x-rar-compressed)
2014-06-15 14:15 UTC, herbs
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Screenshot of the data embedded in chart (42.55 KB, image/jpeg)
2014-11-15 11:01 UTC, Luke Barfield
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Additional Screenshots and test files (142.90 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2014-11-15 12:35 UTC, Luke Barfield
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Description herbs 2014-06-15 14:15:34 UTC
Created attachment 83564 [details]
the pptx file to be opened

Do not show the correct content of the pptx file.
In the attachment, the SALES.pptx is the file to be opened, the correct.jpg show the correct content of the file opened by MS-office program, the uncorrect.jpg show the uncorrect contect of the file opened by Impress with the version of 4.1.0.
Comment 1 Luke Barfield 2014-11-15 11:01:48 UTC
Created attachment 84195 [details]
Screenshot of the data embedded in chart
Comment 2 Luke Barfield 2014-11-15 11:13:53 UTC
I've replicated this issue in 4.2.0 AOO420m1(Build:9800) Rev.1635806.

I opened the pptx in MS PowerPoint first and can see that the presentation contains 1 slide with an embedded chart. In PP I can right-click and edit the data.

Then I opened the file in OO (Using File>Open) when the presentation opens in Impress you only see the blank chart. When I right click the chart and select Chart Data Table it is blank.

After a quick google search I believe this is a duplicate of 115820?
Comment 3 Luke Barfield 2014-11-15 12:32:46 UTC
I've done some further investigation and here are my findings:
#My config:
Windows 8.1
MS office 2013
OO 4.2.0

1. Create a new presentation in MS PP 2013 and add 1 blank slide
2. Insert a chart (I selected a line graph and used the default dataset)
3. Saved file as ChartTest1.pptx
4. Then saved file as ChartTest2.ppt (I get a compatibility warning)
5. Then saved file as ChartTest3.odp (I get a different compatibility message)
6. Open Impress and then Open ChartTest1.pptx with file>open - 
#A Blank chart is displayed without data
7. Open ChartTest2.ppt with File>open 
#The chart is displayed with the data I expected from PP. 
#It is harder to select the chart in this file. I manage to find the outline and can then click edit. This behaves differently to the pptx file (it launches Excel). Does OO see this as an embedded object or a chart? 
#I am able to change the data set and save which is reflected in the chart displayed in Impress
8. Open ChartTest3.odp with File>Open
#The chart is displayed with the data I expected from PP.
#I can select the chart and edit the data table directly from within Impress

It seems that there is a problem populating the data table when opening a pptx file containing a chart.
Comment 4 Luke Barfield 2014-11-15 12:35:03 UTC
Created attachment 84197 [details]
Additional Screenshots and test files

# 2014-11-15_1158-Save_as_ppt.png - compatibility message when saving as ppt
# 2014-11-15_1159-Saving_to_odp.png  - compatibility message when saving as odp 
Comment 5 Pamela 2016-07-12 00:32:57 UTC
Pamela Quintana, 07/11/16
Worked with version 4.1.2 installed on Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bits

I was able to replicate it, using steps provided in previous posts.
Create a pptx and Insert(Use the Insert menu) to the current slide a chart(you can leave the default data for the chart)

1. In OO IMPRESS open the pptx from pre-conditions using the File> Open menu option
2. Review the chart in the opened pptx file

Actual Result:
Chart is displayed blank

Expected Result:
We might want to properly display chart from a pptx as it is in when opening it with powerpoint
Comment 6 Gisela 2017-12-01 21:37:12 UTC
Bug confirmed. We are able to replicate this bug successfully in OpenOffice version 4.1.4 and Powerpoint 2013/2016 this is our improvement done by Diego, Luis and Gisela

Empty chart is displayed when a .pptx presentation that contains chart is opened using OpenOffice

If a .pptx presentation that contains a chart is opened/ edited using OpenOffice version 4.1.4, the chart will be displayed empty. there is a problem related to compatibility.


OS: Windows 10 version 1607
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1


1.Have a OpenOffice version 4.1.4 installed
2.Have Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 or 2016 installed

1.Create a new presentation in Microsoft PP 2013 or 2016
2.Add 1 blank slide
3.Add/Insert any chart with different data charted
4.Save presentation with .pptx extension (i.e:chartest.pptx)
5.Close Powerpoint 2013/2016 presentation
6.Open OpenOffice presentation
7.Go File>Open>select charttest.pptx
8.Verify chart show the correct data 
But you will see an empty chart is displayed


Current Result:
The chart image is displayed empty when its presentation.pptx is opened by OpenOffice version 4.1.4

Expected Result:
The chart should be displayed with the same data as it is displayed on Microsoft PowerPoint 2014 even if we open from OPenOffice
Comment 7 Keith N. McKenna 2017-12-01 21:41:29 UTC
Confirmed by multiple volunteers.