Issue 6511 - ole2 object wmfs created under mac displayed with incorrect symbols
Summary: ole2 object wmfs created under mac displayed with incorrect symbols
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.1
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2002-07-22 19:24 UTC by reedstrm
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Word/Mac equations bad display of import (82.00 KB, application/octet-stream)
2002-07-22 19:25 UTC, reedstrm
no flags Details
Word/NT resaved version - bad equation import/display (49.00 KB, application/octet-stream)
2002-07-22 19:26 UTC, reedstrm
no flags Details
a pct - extraction of the Mac version of LittlesTheorem.doc (2.56 KB, application/octet-stream)
2002-10-07 11:29 UTC, sven.jacobi
no flags Details
Test file for badly rendered wmf images (178.85 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2009-09-25 14:19 UTC, Roberto Salomon
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Description reedstrm 2002-07-22 19:24:03 UTC
I've a document created with Word which includes embedded equations. They
_almost_ import correctly, just show up with really odd fonts (greek and symbol
fonts for latin and simple punctuation,like parens, etc). If I save the sxw
file, unzip it, and open the OLE objects directly, they display correctly in the
equation editor. I'll attach the offending document. Selecting the OLE object
and double clicking
gives 'Error activating object:General OLE error'

The original doc was created on a Mac. I opened it under NT, resaved, and saw the
same behavior. Attaching that (smaller) doc as well.
Comment 1 reedstrm 2002-07-22 19:25:15 UTC
Created attachment 2309 [details]
Word/Mac equations bad display of import
Comment 2 reedstrm 2002-07-22 19:26:21 UTC
Created attachment 2310 [details]
Word/NT resaved version - bad equation import/display
Comment 3 stefan.baltzer 2002-09-09 12:03:13 UTC
Reassigned to Michael.
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2002-09-09 12:25:05 UTC
Yes, we know about the font problems when Wwriting formulas in MS
format. This will be fixed with OpenOffice release 643.
Comment 5 reedstrm 2002-09-09 16:00:28 UTC
Is this fixed in CVS tip? your characterization of this as a 'font
problem' doesn't seem to fit my investigation of it - it seems to be
an incomplete import. If I open the individual Word OLE objects (in
the equation editor), resave as OpenOffice Formulas, and place them in
the document, I get a different (proper) structure, with OLE
directories containing MathML.

Comment 6 michael.ruess 2002-09-09 16:29:53 UTC
Yeah, sorry, I mixed it up with another issue, regarding export with
Equation objects.
MRU->CMC: after import of the attached document, you can see that the
symbols are not correctly displayed. When activating them, it looks
good again.
Comment 7 michael.ruess 2002-09-09 16:35:10 UTC
Reassigned to CMC.
Comment 8 caolanm 2002-09-27 14:10:01 UTC
With mathtype import/export unchecked, load this document, some of the
ole preview images are displayed with incorrect symbols. e.g. the
large 3rd one and some "x/y scaling" asserts appear. Can we display
those ole2 wmf's correctly ?, perhaps there is a font issue because
its coming originally from a mac platform.

After you fix or decide they cannot be fixed please send it back to me
to see why they are not converted to starmath with mathtype im/ex checked.
Comment 9 sven.jacobi 2002-10-07 11:29:42 UTC
Created attachment 3078 [details]
a pct - extraction of the Mac version of LittlesTheorem.doc
Comment 10 sven.jacobi 2002-10-07 11:41:07 UTC
The Mac version of the document is only containing pct pictures, I 
mean there is no windows metafile included. After extracting the pct 
graphics I realized, that we are able to display all of them properly.
It seems, that the error is happening when converting the pct 
graphics to wmf. The conversion is done, because our internal 
representation graphic of an OLE object is wmf. I will try to find 
this conversion bug. 
Comment 11 sven.jacobi 2003-01-16 14:13:34 UTC
SJ: Changed target to OOo 2.0. If there is enought time left, I will 
try to prefer this Issue for OOo 1.1
Comment 12 sven.jacobi 2003-10-08 08:58:17 UTC
Thorsten, can you please takeover this pict import bug.
Comment 13 thb 2003-10-17 18:11:27 UTC
Alright, will have a look.
Comment 14 ooo 2004-06-21 09:50:30 UTC
retargeted due to lack of resources
Comment 15 ooo 2004-06-21 09:55:46 UTC
retargeted due to lack of resources
Comment 16 thb 2008-06-28 00:04:20 UTC
@sj: please take this one back
Comment 17 Roberto Salomon 2009-09-25 14:19:48 UTC
Created attachment 64968 [details]
Test file for badly rendered wmf images