Issue 127783 - Crash when opening any PPT file
Summary: Crash when opening any PPT file
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: 4.2.0-dev
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P2 Major with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: 4.2.0
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: crash, regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-05-29 09:03 UTC by Pedro
Modified: 2020-01-18 17:30 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---
jim: 4.2.0_release_blocker+

Sample PPT file for testing but crash occurs with any PPT (17.00 KB, application/
2018-05-29 09:03 UTC, Pedro
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Description Pedro 2018-05-29 09:03:05 UTC
Created attachment 86428 [details]
Sample PPT file for testing but crash occurs with any PPT

All PPT files crash AOO 4.2.0 on opening on my Windows 7 x64 machine (tested with  Rev. 1831525 from mseidel and also with Rev. 1832057 from the Buildbot)

There is no problem with ODP or PPTX.

This is a confirmed (by mseidel) regression from 4.1.5
Comment 1 Matthias Seidel 2018-05-30 16:41:31 UTC
Confirmed with every PPT I tried.
Even if you save an ODP as PPT and then try to open it AOO crashes.

This seems to be Windows only.
Comment 2 Pedro 2018-06-04 11:05:55 UTC
Further details: if another file has already been open (e.g. an ODS file) even if it is closed before opening a PPT file then AOO will not crash.
The crash occurs if AOO is open without any file been previously opened or when AOO is closed (open by file association)
Comment 3 Pedro 2019-10-24 19:36:33 UTC
Crash still occurs every time under Windows 7 x64 with Matthias' build
AOO420m2(Build:9821)  -  Rev. d08390903b
2019-10-22 20:51 - CYGWIN_NT-10.0 x86_64 - Development Test Build
Comment 4 Peter 2020-01-18 17:00:01 UTC
I have tried today with my Linux build based on trunk and it did work. Is it a Windows only Issue or is it specific to 4.2.0 and Trunk it works?

I will check if I can do a windows build in the next days.

(Sidenote: When opening a ppt, I get tons of Assertion errors.)
Comment 5 Matthias Seidel 2020-01-18 17:30:51 UTC
I am pretty sure that this is Windows only,

And it is a regression, so trunk and 4.2.0 are broken.