Issue 74168 - EMF files in PPT file do not display
Summary: EMF files in PPT file do not display
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.1
Hardware: PC (x86_64) Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: ms_interoperability
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Reported: 2007-02-04 16:13 UTC by jminney
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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p22 is wrong; pp8, 9, 11 - 14, 20 chart completely missing in Impress (983.00 KB, application/
2007-02-04 16:19 UTC, jminney
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Description jminney 2007-02-04 16:13:19 UTC
Opened a PPT file that was created with Microsoft Powerpoint, and the charts on
several pages do not display at all (it's very obvious which ones). One of the
charts displays incorrectly (it's fairly obvious).

Asked the originator of the file, and he said "Ah, that'll be the EMFs. We do
find some versions of Windows have trouble with EMFs created with the latest
Windows. It's a pain, all I can think of is to send you a PDF"

I don't know if it's really EMFs but I'm attaching the PPT file.

I see similar issues raised in Writer and Draw since Oct 2006. My issue is not a
copy/paste issue but opening a foreign file.
Comment 1 jminney 2007-02-04 16:19:00 UTC
Created attachment 42720 [details]
p22 is wrong; pp8, 9, 11 - 14, 20 chart completely missing in Impress
Comment 2 jminney 2007-02-04 16:36:18 UTC
Further testing:
I selected one of the missing charts (the one on p.20) in Impress and used
Right-Click, Save Image, and Saved as WMF, and could see it in "Windows
Fax/Image Viewer". Saved as EMF and could not see anything.

Then I opened a new OOo Draw document and did Alt - Insert - Graphic - From File
and inserted the WMF. A plain rectangle was all I could see. Same result if I
inserted the EMF.

First noticed this issue in OOo 2.0 in Oct 2006. Didn't have the problem file
before that so don't know if it is same in earlier versions. Same behaviour in
OOo 2.1.

Sorry I can't give more technical information about the problem. I should have
edited the file down to just one offending page, but I don't own a copy of the
MS application.
Comment 3 kpalagin 2007-02-04 21:55:55 UTC
Confirming with OO 2.1 and m5 (build 9114) - specified pages are missing 
Would be nice to have this targeted for 2.2.1.
Comment 4 wolframgarten 2007-02-05 08:12:19 UTC
Comment 5 christian.guenther 2007-02-05 10:36:01 UTC
I can see the bug in the attached document but to reproduce the bug I need an
unbroken document. Please attach an unbroken document.
Comment 6 jminney 2007-02-05 12:36:39 UTC
Not quite sure what you need. I'm told that if opened in Microsoft's Powerpoint 
the document has no problems, and as the document was originated in Powerpoint 
the author is going to argue that this document is not broken, and he won't 
give me a new one.

I did confirm that the graphic itself is fine actually - select the graphic in 
OOo and right click and choose "Save graphic" and save it as a WMF, then open 
Windows Explorer and choose to view it in "Windows Fax and Image Viewer" (i.e. 
double-click on it in Explorer) then you can see it in all its glory. (If you 
save it as EMF, that doesn't work, however). I only tried that with one of the 
images so far.

Does that help any? Sorry
Comment 7 christian.guenther 2007-02-05 13:17:08 UTC
Please tell me which PPT-version do you use because I can see the bug in OOo and
Comment 8 kpalagin 2007-02-05 13:43:37 UTC
PPT2003 displays the file just fine.
Comment 9 jminney 2007-02-06 11:15:08 UTC
From the author of the PPT document:
"Sorry to hear the charts are disappearing. We use Office XP Professional and
PowerPoint 2003. However the problem might be that the charts are EMFs."
"The graphs were created in a separate graphing programme which sits on top of
the database. This allows for highly accurate, flexible and automatic charting
but does import well as EMFs, with bitmaps being a little distorted."
Comment 10 christian.guenther 2007-02-06 15:20:48 UTC
I can reproduce the bug.
When you load it with PPT 2000 it is also broken in PPT but with PPT xp or PPT
2003 it works correct in PPT.
Please have a look.
Comment 11 Martin Hollmichel 2007-11-09 17:18:25 UTC
set target from 2.x to 3.x according to
Comment 12 jminney 2008-11-21 15:53:20 UTC
Hi - is this still on the list? Whenever I want to edit a presentation which
contains these graphics, I go to Microsoft's software to do it with....