Issue 125826 - Problem with save as
Summary: Problem with save as
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 65951
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-03 09:28 UTC by id027102
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

odt file containing the problem file : Form to be filled in (already filled) (109.45 KB, application/octet-stream)
2014-11-03 09:28 UTC, id027102
no flags Details
empty doc file from club (never filled) (156.00 KB, application/octet-stream)
2014-11-04 10:32 UTC, id027102
no flags Details
Sample form document (11.57 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2014-11-04 13:43 UTC, oooforum (fr)
no flags Details

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Description id027102 2014-11-03 09:28:33 UTC
Created attachment 84160 [details]
odt file containing the problem file : Form to be filled in (already filled)

When I try to "Save As " for document in attach , OpenOffice CRASHES and does not save anything except for save as .txt and Export as PDF (openoffice format also working)
When saving in .txt , all fields are empty
Comment 1 id027102 2014-11-04 09:25:07 UTC
Comment on attachment 84160 [details]
odt file containing the problem file : Form to be filled in (already filled)

I see nothing on what is the prtoblem so again :
The problem is : file can only be saved in witer or pdf format 
Try to save in DOC format  cause crsh of openoffice
Saving in TXT format = fields are all empty
And DOC format is needed
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2014-11-04 10:05:36 UTC
My debug-build gives on save as ".doc" the error messages:

Error: Looks like this doc is broken...; where is the Fieldmark for the FIELDSTART?? From File c:/AOO_debugbuild_420/trunk/main/sw/source/filter/ww8/wrtw8nds.cxx at Line 1926
Error: Assertion failed
FILE      :  c:/AOO_debugbuild_420/trunk/main/sw/source/filter/ww8/wrtw8nds.cxx at line 137
ERROR :  "where is my fieldmark???" From File c:/AOO_debugbuild_420/trunk/main/sw/source/core/except/errhdl.cxx at Line 80

@id027102: Does a version of that document exists, which has not crashed on save as ".doc" in an older OpenOffice version?
Comment 3 id027102 2014-11-04 10:32:51 UTC
Created attachment 84163 [details]
empty doc file from club (never filled)
Comment 4 id027102 2014-11-04 10:35:11 UTC
new attachment : file from club never filled
Fill in some fields , save it as odt,doc,txt,pdf....
Only odt and pdf saved files are correct
Try and see
Comment 5 oooforum (fr) 2014-11-04 13:43:37 UTC
Created attachment 84164 [details]
Sample form document

This is related to your document.
With the attached document, I don't reproduce.
I can save it as .doc without crash.

Also, try to simplify your form to isolate the problem.
Comment 6 id027102 2014-11-05 09:26:52 UTC
Ok for now, but :
1. First time filling form and save is ok
2. Again load ,modify some value and save once in odt and once in doc format
3. Reload  and what happens :
      a. odt file has the modified values in fields
      b. doc file has ORIGINAL values in fields
4. If saved in txt format : fields are empty
Maybe it must be a new report, I don't know
Comment 7 id027102 2014-12-06 11:49:22 UTC
No solved : documents has ALL FIELDS EMPTY when saved in .DOC format or other format, only open office native format save OK.
Try it yourself , take the .DOC file, modify it and save it in DOC format and see.
Comment 8 oooforum (fr) 2014-12-08 13:36:05 UTC
For me, must be merged with issue 65951

In spite of common misconceptions, OpenOffice is not an MS-Office clone. The MS formats are proprietary and the AOO import/export filters for these have been arrived at by trial and error, so there may be (read: frequently is) some formatting loss, which is why you are warned on selecting a Save format that is nor ODF. As you wrote, documents saved in AOO's native formats play well in AOO.
Comment 9 oooforum (fr) 2016-01-28 17:25:55 UTC
According to my comment 8

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 65951 ***