Issue 29117 - Wrong vertical location of imported text boxes
Summary: Wrong vertical location of imported text boxes
Alias: None
Product: Internationalization
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: PC All
: P4 Trivial with 12 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: ms_interoperability
Depends on: 30149 31928
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Reported: 2004-05-13 07:33 UTC by sforbes
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:13 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

original msword file (73.50 KB, application/msword)
2004-05-13 07:34 UTC, sforbes
no flags Details
screensahot: file in word. correct (125.61 KB, image/jpeg)
2004-05-13 07:37 UTC, sforbes
no flags Details
screenshot: file in OOo, incurrect (107.15 KB, image/jpeg)
2004-05-13 07:37 UTC, sforbes
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Description sforbes 2004-05-13 07:33:53 UTC
When importing the attached msword 2003 file, three text boxes which are in the
middle and on the buttom of the page incurrectly move to the top of the page and
overlapt each other.

Word 2003 and OOo 680m36 on win2003
Comment 1 sforbes 2004-05-13 07:34:47 UTC
Created attachment 15220 [details]
original msword file
Comment 2 sforbes 2004-05-13 07:37:13 UTC
Created attachment 15221 [details]
screensahot: file in word. correct
Comment 3 sforbes 2004-05-13 07:37:50 UTC
Created attachment 15222 [details]
screenshot: file in OOo, incurrect
Comment 4 sforbes 2004-06-21 15:16:25 UTC
adding dina as cc
Comment 5 Dieter.Loeschky 2004-07-05 11:33:36 UTC
DL->MRU: Could you please handle this?
Comment 6 michael.ruess 2004-07-09 13:49:19 UTC
MRU->OD: maybe this could be solved by CW objpos04?!?!?
the posiotioning of the frames here looks quite weird. Though the vertical
position is negative, the text boxes are all placed below the anchor when
viewing with Word.

I target this to OO 2.0 at first.
Comment 7 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2004-07-12 07:53:41 UTC
I've got a first look at the document and found out:
(1) The document is in Right-To-Left layout. In Right-To-Left-Layout Microsoft
Word still gives the positions of floating screen object (graphics, text boxes,
etc) calculated from the left. The Writer gives its positions from the right.
Thus the horizontal positions of the graphic and the text boxes doesn't
correspond to the in Microsoft Word. I propose to perform a conversion in our
Microsoft Word import filter for such positions in document in Right-To-Left layout.

(2) The vertical positions of the text boxes is surprising. But, I figured out
that the Microsoft Word text wrapping and the set wrapping style at the graphic
causes my confusion. The Microsoft Word wrapping style of the graphic is
'Through', which means some kind of contour text wrapping. If you change the
wrapping style to 'Square', the empty paragraph jumps to the bottom of the page
without any movement of the text boxes. Now, the vertical negative positions of
the text boxes become clear.    But, what exactly happens isn't clear yet and
have to be investigated.

The above mentioned 'defects' aren't solved by cws swobjpos04.
I propose to submit two new feature/enhancement issues for each of the above
mentioned points. Please decide together with MMAHER the target for (1). Target
for (2) should be 'OOo later'. This issue should depend on these new issues.
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2004-07-13 14:01:37 UTC
MRU->OD: for problem (1) there already is issue 30149.
Please use this issue tho handle problem (2). I've targeted this to "later" and
added "vertical" to the summary of this issue here.
Comment 9 Unknown 2004-07-21 20:54:41 UTC
Please add keywords: ms_interoperability
Comment 10 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2004-07-22 14:20:01 UTC
MRU and I decided not to use this issue to solve the problem with the vertical
position, because a more general analysis of Microsoft Word in this context is
needed and afterwards a specification for the solution has to be written. Thus,
I setup a more general enhancement issue #31928

Add dependencies
Comment 11 kaplanlior 2008-04-09 12:42:50 UTC

I can confirm the bug exists with 2.4.0 on Debian. Please update the bug
version info. Also, please set priority to p3 and re-target.

Comment 12 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:13:52 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".