Issue 19686 - Extra chapter appears after import from Word
Summary: Extra chapter appears after import from Word
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC
Hardware: PC Windows ME
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-09-17 11:46 UTC by johannesg
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Example of problem (69.64 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-09-17 11:47 UTC, johannesg
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Description johannesg 2003-09-17 11:46:49 UTC
When importing a Word 2000 document, an extra chapter appears that does not
exist in the original document. See attached file for an example.
Comment 1 johannesg 2003-09-17 11:47:06 UTC
Created attachment 9406 [details]
Example of problem
Comment 2 utomo99 2003-09-19 10:59:33 UTC
I can Reproduce the problem on 
OpenOffice 1.1 RC4(default Install, US), Win XP Pro Sp1. 
(And MS Office XP Sp2). 
It is real problem

When opening the doc file in MS Word and OOO writer, look at page iii, 
below 2	Second chapter ....
there is additional (which is not exist in original doc)
3 	2
Comment 3 h.ilter 2003-09-23 16:22:49 UTC
Reassigned to MRU
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2003-09-25 10:55:01 UTC
MRU->AMA: for OO 2.0 CMC already implemented, that these kind of
Heading paragraphs do not have an Outline number. Now we also need a
possibility, that the TOC creation takes care of this...
Comment 5 andreas.martens 2003-09-25 12:55:22 UTC
At the moment we list every not empty paragraph (with heading style)
in our table of content. An empty paragraph is listed even it has a
number. We need a compatibility flag. If it is set every paragraph has
to be in the table of content which has a numbering or contains not
only whitespace characters.
But I don't think that empty or nearly empty paragraphs are often used
with heading styles, so we should fix this for Q with lower priority.
Comment 6 johannesg 2003-09-25 13:08:15 UTC
While hardly an expert on OOo, I do not believe this to be a TOC
issue. The extra chapter should not be created in the document in the
first place, but once it is created the TOC picks it up which I guess
is correct behaviour.

As for where the extra chapter comes from, possibly it exists in Word
as an empty (or blank) piece of text that was accidentally marked up
as having paragraph style "chapter". Word ignores this empty markup
block, while OOo treats it as a regular chapter.
Comment 7 openoffice 2003-10-06 09:17:19 UTC
Comment 8 openoffice 2003-10-06 09:19:30 UTC
Comment 9 openoffice 2004-02-04 10:03:13 UTC
estimated effort
Comment 10 openoffice 2004-04-29 12:47:04 UTC
works in OOo1.1.1
Comment 11 openoffice 2004-04-29 12:48:15 UTC
Comment 12 michael.ruess 2004-05-25 10:45:56 UTC
Problem still occurs in 680m38.
Comment 13 michael.ruess 2004-05-25 10:56:58 UTC
MRU->HBRINKM: have a look at the paragraphs at the end of the docuement. It is
formatted with "Heading 2" and only contains a blank. It is listed in the TOC
and also with a number!
Comment 14 Martin Hollmichel 2004-05-28 14:54:29 UTC
according to the announcement on releases
( this issue
will be re-targeted to OOo Later.
Comment 15 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:24:35 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".
Comment 16 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:25:57 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".