Issue 33004 - Background watermark image wrong position when imported from MS Word
Summary: Background watermark image wrong position when imported from MS Word
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.2
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: ms_interoperability, oooqa
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Reported: 2004-08-15 12:50 UTC by gyll
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:41 UTC (History)
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MS Word blank page with watermark background image (19.00 KB, application/msword)
2004-08-15 12:55 UTC, gyll
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Description gyll 2004-08-15 12:50:33 UTC
SUMMARY: "Background watermark image wrong position when imported from MS Word"

1) I'm including this into P2 ("Functional area gets lost") because an image is
outside the page limits
2) the problem concerns the wrong positioning of a background image (watermark)
when imported from a MS Word file

I have a blank (or non-blank) page with a watermark word-art image in the middle
of the page in Word. When importing it into OO[1.1.2] it gets shifted to the
right of the page (it gets out of the "page size")

I'm also attaching a blank-page sample file to prove the issue.
Comment 1 gyll 2004-08-15 12:55:32 UTC
Created attachment 17145 [details]
MS Word blank page with watermark background image
Comment 2 lohmaier 2004-08-15 18:13:11 UTC
definitely not P2. The graphic gets imported and can be moved to the intended
position. No crash, no freeze, no dataloss.

confirming problem. bugdoc opens fine in Word viewer, OOo 1.1.2 as well as OOo
1.9m49 move the image to the right, as described.
Comment 3 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2004-08-16 07:32:53 UTC
Having a closer look at the positioning attributes of the watermark background
image in Microsoft Word reveals the following:
- Horizontal position -2,73cm to column
- Vertical position 7,62cm below paragraph
- The actual position of the image doesn't seem to fit its positioning attributes.
- Set the rotation angle of the image from 299 degree to 0 degree. Now the
actual position of the image fits its positioning attributes.
Thus, I conclude that Mircosoft Word positions the unrotated image according to
its positioning attributes and then rotates it. This kind of positioning isn't
implemented in the Writer.
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2004-08-16 09:40:23 UTC
MRU->BH: as OD pointed out, this kind of position algorithm (for rotated
objects) needs to be implemented in OO Writer.
Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-06-28 01:25:09 UTC
For info, related bugs affecting MS interoperability re. Watermark function:
Issue 18771 - MSInteroperability-18: watermarks
Issue 24088 - WW8: "Watermark" Graphics Problem, not in background after import
Issue 33004 - Background watermark image wrong position when imported from MS Word
Issue 43051 - WordML import: pagebackground watermarks not imported
Issue 74249 - Watermarks can't be exported properly (.doc file)
Issue 91058 - import word 8 doc layout and watermark problem
Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:16:45 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".