Issue 94503 - RTF: Writer imports certain document which it just created as empty page
Summary: RTF: Writer imports certain document which it just created as empty page
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: Unknown All
: P2 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2008-09-30 20:10 UTC by pvillavi
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

output file from 3.0.0 (8.82 KB, text/rtf)
2008-10-28 00:42 UTC, ccheney
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Description pvillavi 2008-09-30 20:10:45 UTC
this report has been opened here:

"Creating a new document on the attached template (.ott) and saving it in RTF
results in OO Writer showing an empty page when re-opening the RTF-file. Word
(on another machine) can open and show the same file."

Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-10-01 09:58:05 UTC
I cannot reproduce the problem using OO 2.4.x and OO 3.0 on Windows and Linux
with native OOo build. It looks that this is a problem of the ubuntu own build.
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2008-10-01 11:01:42 UTC
Comment 3 ccheney 2008-10-28 00:40:54 UTC
I'm seeing this issue on official OOo 3.0.0. So why is that the reporter and I
both see this and even with the official version when you don't? I will attach
the RTF file that 3.0.0 generated for me.
Comment 4 ccheney 2008-10-28 00:42:57 UTC
Created attachment 57515 [details]
output file from 3.0.0
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2008-10-28 11:11:09 UTC
I do not know where the difference is in what we all did to create the RTF. But
when I:
- drop the ott from Windows Explorer into OOo,
- save this as RTF,
- reopen -> it looks NOT empty.

However, we now got an RTF from you which will show empty in OOo but not in
Word. This should be enough to get this issue fixed.
Comment 6 jwt 2009-01-20 10:16:32 UTC
I have had the same problem.  I had two .odt files which I saved as .rtf.  I
could open one of the .rtf files successfully with OOo, the other would be blank
so I did some investigating of how they were different. 

It seems to be something to do with the paragraph styles that OOo generates when
it saves as .rtf.  I get a blank when I open the above attachment 57515 [details] with OOo
so I opened it in a text editor.  I deleted the unused styles (the document only
appears to use S1 so I deleted S2 - S12, lines 5 - 15 in the text editor) and lo
and behold I can open the file with OOo.
Comment 7 deragon 2009-04-12 20:36:00 UTC
I confirm the problem.  The priority should be increased; whenever exporting to
MS Word fails, RTF can be an alternative.  However, when this fall back is not
working either, no more options remain to transmit an editable document from the
Linux world to the Windows world.

This said, I have a resume written in ODT that cannot be rendered properly on MS
Word as .doc or .rtf, but it is not a blank page that shows up in MS Word when
reading the RTF; text with bad formating shows up.  Thus this bug seams to be
OOo3 related only.
Comment 8 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:44:11 UTC
Reset the assignee to the default "".