Issue 94148 - In particular .xls: Some Text Boxes text contents 180° rotated
Summary: In particular .xls: Some Text Boxes text contents 180° rotated
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0 RC2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-09-22 08:37 UTC by mareksm
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:35 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

sample excel document (54.50 KB, application/
2008-09-22 08:38 UTC, mareksm
no flags Details
Screenshot Comparison (45.24 KB, application/
2014-02-13 05:49 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld
no flags Details

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Description mareksm 2008-09-22 08:37:35 UTC
quite a few of those text boxes from excel created document has vertically
flipped text in them (up-side-down) - see attached sample sheet.
Comment 1 mareksm 2008-09-22 08:38:36 UTC
Created attachment 56699 [details]
sample excel document
Comment 2 Mechtilde 2010-01-02 11:14:10 UTC
@ mareksm

Can you give us more information about the task

Can you reduce the file only to show the problem
Comment 3 mareksm 2010-01-04 19:01:11 UTC
File is already reduced to minimum possible.

Look for example light-green text-boxes -> text is upside-down (shows correctly 
in excel). 

Comment 4 Rob Weir 2013-02-02 02:57:57 UTC
This Issue requires more information ('needmoreinfo'), but has not been updated
within the last year. Please provide feedback as requested and re-test with the the latest version of OpenOffice - the problem(s) may already be addressed. 

You can download Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 from

Please report back the outcome of your testing, so this Issue may be closed or
progressed as necessary - otherwise the issue may be Resolved as Invalid in the
Comment 5 Edwin Sharp 2013-07-19 12:50:12 UTC
Text is already flipped in Excel 2010.
Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-02-13 05:19:37 UTC
Hm, I can't see any vertically flipped text with MS EXCEL viewer, so I think There is some misunderstanding in Comment 5. I will do some more research
Comment 7 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-02-13 05:47:57 UTC
Reproducible with server installation of "Ooo 3.1.1 German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) DE [OOO310m19 (Build 9420)]":

1. Open Sample document
2. Watch light green Text boxes. for Example "AutoShape 67" nearby
   > Text looks rotated 180°
   > Edit Mode (double click on text box): now text looks correctly
   > After edit mode has been left text rotated again.

Additional Info:
(a) Has been fixed for
      server installation of "AOO 3.4.0 – German UI / German locale 
     [AOO340m1(Build:9590) - Rev.1327774]" on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit)"
     own separate user profile
(b) Still reproducible with sever installation of "OOo 3.3.0 English UI
    / German locale [OOO330m20 (Build 9567)]" on WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) DE 
(c) Has been fixed for AOO 3.4.0, but because of incomplete Target Milestone
   selector contents (Bug 123063) I only can select TM = 4.1.0, no correct
   information can be contributed.
(d) Latest confirmation for OOo 3.3.0, but because of incomplete LCo 
    selector (Bug 123063) no correct information can be contributed.
Comment 8 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-02-13 05:49:23 UTC
Created attachment 82573 [details]
Screenshot Comparison

See comment above!
Comment 9 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-02-13 06:46:02 UTC
I will check possible relations to 
"Bug 121494 - mangled text in graphic line rotated 180 degrees"