Issue 13339 - In PowerPoint embedded mathematical formulae not imported
Summary: In PowerPoint embedded mathematical formulae not imported
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.1
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P5 (lowest) Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-04-12 10:33 UTC by burnus
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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The ppt file (3.26 MB, application/octet-stream)
2003-04-23 10:02 UTC, burnus
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Description burnus 2003-04-12 10:33:39 UTC
I have nice ppt document which contains several formulae, created with
PowerPoint under MacOS. Unfortunally all formulae are missing when I import the
ppt in OO 1.0.1 (or in OO 1.1beta1). At the places where the formula should
appear, a box is drawn with the famous Apache image symbol at top left corner.

Expected: OO can import these formulae correctly.

(This file 3.3M big and since I have no Windows/OpenOffice available, I cannot
provide a stripped-down version. Send me an email if you want to have this file.)

(BTW: The only powerpoints, that I like, are the sockets in the wall ;-)
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2003-04-14 07:49:31 UTC
Reassigned to Christian.
Comment 2 christian.guenther 2003-04-22 09:00:43 UTC
the limit of a attachment is 10MB. Please attach the document to this
Comment 3 burnus 2003-04-23 10:02:25 UTC
Created attachment 5827 [details]
The ppt file
Comment 4 christian.guenther 2003-04-23 10:30:54 UTC
set to new
Comment 5 christian.guenther 2003-04-23 10:35:40 UTC
I can reproduce the bug.
The Formulas are created with the 'Equation Editor'. After the
PPT-import you see empty graphic frames.
Please have a look.
Comment 6 sven.jacobi 2003-04-28 13:43:03 UTC
The problem is the filter detection of Pict files in Mircosoft Office
documents having version 1. 
Comment 7 sven.jacobi 2003-09-12 12:26:13 UTC
Comment 8 marc.neumann 2003-10-06 14:20:31 UTC
"According to the roadmap
( this issue was retargeted to
OOo Later." 
Comment 9 burnus 2004-07-16 16:09:01 UTC
Another test case is,
Google claims that this is created with PowerPoint 97.

(Looking at I can't find a place
which makes clear that this is/is not part of the 2.0 roadmap. At least the term
"filter detection" seems to indicate that this is not a terribly complicated issue.
I really hope that it will be fixed within one year - over two years after it
was initially reported. - Now I need to find a PP to open that file ...)
Comment 10 burnus 2004-09-29 19:05:14 UTC
Maybe related issue 34808.
Comment 11 burnus 2007-09-10 12:58:16 UTC
Is there the chance that this will be fixed in 2.4?
Comment 12 sven.jacobi 2007-09-10 13:18:52 UTC
I think it is not possible to fix this issue for 2.4,
but if you want to have documents created with a MacOS PowerPoint to open
properly in OOo, load & resave it with a Windows PowerPoint version, this takes
care that Mac Picts are converted into WMF graphics, which can better be loaded
with OOo.