Issue 125476 - Pictures in .xls spreadsheets no longer displayed
Summary: Pictures in .xls spreadsheets no longer displayed
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: 4.2.0-dev
Hardware: All All
: P2 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: 4.2.0
Assignee: Armin Le Grand
QA Contact:
Keywords: regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-08-21 02:55 UTC by slacka
Modified: 2015-10-05 11:28 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

Sample XLS with inserted picture (367.50 KB, application/
2014-08-21 02:55 UTC, slacka
no flags Details
Comparison of Calc 4.1 vs 4.2 (452.37 KB, image/png)
2014-08-21 02:58 UTC, slacka
no flags Details
Simpler .xls illustrating the issue (29.50 KB, application/
2014-08-21 03:10 UTC, slacka
no flags Details

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Description slacka 2014-08-21 02:55:47 UTC
Created attachment 83862 [details]
Sample XLS with inserted picture

Steps to reproduce:
1.	Create a new blank workbook in Excel
2.	Insert -> picture 
3.	Save as .XLS
4.	Open file with a recent build of Calc 4.2

Expected Result:
Inserted picture is displayed in Calc like Excel

Actual Result:
“Picture X …” is displayed where the picture should be. 

On Ubuntu 14.4 Version: 4.1.0
AOO410m18(Build:9764)  -  Rev. 1589052
2014-04-22 12:08 - Linux i686
Result: PASS

Version: 4.2.0-dev
AOO420m1(Build:9800)  -  Rev. 1616944
2014-08-20_04:11:31 - Rev. 1619030

I believe this issue was caused by:
#i125187# more precision where the BLIP graphic is located"
Comment 1 slacka 2014-08-21 02:58:04 UTC
Created attachment 83863 [details]
Comparison of Calc 4.1 vs 4.2
Comment 2 slacka 2014-08-21 03:10:28 UTC
Created attachment 83864 [details]
Simpler .xls illustrating the issue
Comment 3 Ariel Constenla-Haile 2014-08-23 01:14:29 UTC
Reproduced with the following steps:

- New Calc document
- Open the Gallery, select "Computers" theme, drag the image "Computer-Laptop-Black" and drag it inside the Calc document
- Save as XLS
- Reload the document

Result: the picture is replaced by an empty "frame"

The picture can be seen if the XLS created with 4.2 is loaded with 4.1.0
Comment 4 Regina Henschel 2014-08-23 18:44:25 UTC
It is OK in r1601656.
It fails in r1608485.
Comment 5 Ariel Constenla-Haile 2014-08-23 21:16:55 UTC
(In reply to Regina Henschel from comment #4)
> It is OK in r1601656.
> It fails in r1608485.

slacka was right, reverting Revision 1607057 from  Issue 125187 (which only affects filter/source/msfilter/msdffimp.cxx) solves this regression.

To test, if using git (svn):

git log --oneline main/filter/source/msfilter/msdffimp.cxx

Get the previous revision, say 34ad115

git checkout 34ad115 main/filter/source/msfilter/msdffimp.cxx
Comment 6 Armin Le Grand 2014-08-26 16:01:45 UTC
Should be one for me, grepping...
Comment 7 Armin Le Grand 2014-10-07 13:20:55 UTC
Checked with the given examples, these indeed have embedded pics/blobs and the flag I had identified works inverse -> my conclusion using that bit as flag was wrong (see issue I tend to take back the fix from issue 125187 completely - It seems to trigger quite some errors but fixes only one known example where it was different, thus it is more probable from today's view that in that file the bit was eventually corrupted.
Comment 8 Armin Le Grand 2014-10-07 13:41:16 UTC
Okay, reverted but kept comments so that someone else about doing the same fix/changes gets warned about it.
Comment 9 SVN Robot 2014-10-07 13:44:59 UTC
"alg" committed SVN revision 1629890 into trunk:
i125476 Reverted i125187 but kept comments for the case someone else is about...
Comment 10 Armin Le Grand 2014-10-07 16:07:29 UTC
Setting target milestone
Comment 11 Pedro 2015-10-05 11:28:45 UTC
Confirmed fixed with

AOO412m1(Build:9780)  -  Rev. 1705625
2015-09-28 12:45:04 (Mo, 28 Sep 2015)

under Windows XP Pro x86 SP3