Issue 98043 - successive list style paragraphs items have same label number due to wrong outline import
Summary: successive list style paragraphs items have same label number due to wrong ou...
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: numbering
: 99181 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-01-13 20:37 UTC by tab
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

file with 2 Numbering3 items labeled 'a' (10.04 KB, text/plain)
2009-01-13 20:39 UTC, tab
no flags Details
file where 'b' follows 'c' (61.89 KB, text/plain)
2009-02-04 16:21 UTC, tab
no flags Details
MSW doc that was converted to BadNum3c.odt and edited (707.50 KB, text/plain)
2009-02-09 18:23 UTC, tab
no flags Details
file where numbering has been turned off (12.71 KB, text/plain)
2009-02-13 21:21 UTC, tab
no flags Details
file with two items 0 (12.91 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-19 17:13 UTC, tab
no flags Details

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Description tab 2009-01-13 20:37:49 UTC
In BadNum3.odt: aaa and bbb have the same style; yet, bbb is labelled 'a'
instead of the expected 'b'.
Comment 1 tab 2009-01-13 20:39:12 UTC
Created attachment 59364 [details]
file with 2 Numbering3 items labeled 'a'
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2009-01-15 15:30:15 UTC
The document is displayed correctly referring to its xml code. The two numbered
paragraphs represent two independent lists.
Do you remember how you came to the shown situation? The bug must be somewhere
on the way to this xml code...

MRU->OD: what do you think about this?
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2009-01-15 16:20:30 UTC
added myself to cc.
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2009-01-20 14:17:40 UTC
MRU->tab: do you remember how you came into the situation having two separate
lists with the same list style? Normally, that's not possible...

MRU->OD: please correct me, if I'm wrong here, thanks!
Comment 5 tab 2009-01-21 01:27:17 UTC
mru: 'do you remember how you came into the situation having two separate
lists with the same list style?'
***No. It just happened in a large document (maybe 60 or 100k), which I trimmed
to show you the problem.
 'Normally, that's not possible...'
*** I know! I thought you could analyze (on the very small document) how it
does... In fact, I do not even understand why you ask 'how I came into...'.
Writer should be able to process a file without knowing its origin. As you may
have guessed, I don't know anything about xml code. Sorry.
Comment 6 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2009-01-22 13:42:47 UTC
My investigation reveals nothing new compared to MRU's analysis:
The two paragraphs are in two independent lists. Each list has its own counter
for each list level. 

- Is it possible to attached the original document? Probably an analysis of this
document would give deeper insight. (If the document is confidential, you can
send it via mail directly to MRU or to me - be sure that it is treated confidential)
- In the original document, are there paragraphs between these two paragraphs,
which are bulleted/numbered with another list style?
- Do you remember what kind of actions do you applied in the original document
before the "wrong" numbering appears? E.g., cut-and-paste/copy-and-paste of
paragraphs, moving of paragraphs, save in ODF 1.1 file format and reload, ...
Thanks for you help.
Comment 7 tab 2009-02-04 16:21:19 UTC
Created attachment 59929 [details]
file where 'b' follows 'c'
Comment 8 tab 2009-02-04 16:24:12 UTC
mru: 'Do you remember how you came to the shown situation?'
TAB: no. But here is another file with bad numbering. Go to last page of
BadNum3c: item following 'c' is 'b'. Both are Numbering3,level 4.
One thing I know: this document was converted from MSWord, and the styles were
changed by search&replace.
Comment 9 michael.ruess 2009-02-06 14:48:36 UTC
The new document also only shows, that there are two separate lists, though same
list style.
Find&replace was a good idea, but this mechanism also seems to work fine.
But a good thing could be the import... I think, that importing the original doc
might have a glitch, so it would be helpful if someone could provide the
original doc file.
Comment 10 tab 2009-02-09 18:23:00 UTC
Created attachment 60053 [details]
MSW doc that was converted to BadNum3c.odt and edited
Comment 11 tab 2009-02-09 18:31:12 UTC
mru: 'it would be helpful if someone could provide the
original doc file.'
TAB: Here it is: EmAY0.doc
PS This reporting software is annoying: I wrote the above 'Additional comments'
before sending the new attachment; when I returned, these Additional comments
had vanished!
Comment 12 michael.ruess 2009-02-13 07:14:57 UTC
*** Issue 99181 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 13 michael.ruess 2009-02-13 09:00:07 UTC
MRU->OD: as one can see. The import already is faulty.
The outline should be: Level 1 and 2 - no style, level 3 - "Question0", level 4
"Question a", level 5 "Question a0", level 6 - "Quest a", level 7 - "Quest a0",
level 8 - "Quest b", level 9 - "Quest b0".
The import makes: "level 1 - "Titre chapitre", level 2 "Question 0", level 3 -
no style, level 4 "Question a", level 5 "Quest a", level 6 - "Quest a0" and so on.
This leads to the fact that already on page three an "semi-independent" list for
paragraph "Cas λ<0:...". It should be level 5 of the outline, but the style
"Question a0" has not been imported for the outline.
Comment 14 tab 2009-02-13 21:21:24 UTC
Created attachment 60154 [details]
file where numbering has been turned off
Comment 15 tab 2009-02-13 21:23:05 UTC
mru: re, your comment in duplicate issue 99181:
BadOL.odt: Place cursor in para ddd, click "Numbering off" button ...
***...and numbering is off para 'aaa' also!
and re-apply "Heading 4" style to this para. Now Outline is
correct and it does not belong to the same list as eee anymore.
***This does not work for me --BadOLa.odt;
On the other hand, if I click Numbering back on, 'aaa' is now labelled 1
(instead of a) and 'ddd', 3 (instead of c)!
Same thing with BadOLd: click Numbering off 'bbb', then back on, makes both
'aaa' and 'bbb' labelled 1. Re-applying Heading4 does nothing.
Another (bad) thing: When file is read in, Tools/OutlineNumbering shows
numbering a, b, .. at level4 --that's what I assigned. After numbering has been
turned off and back on, it's 1, 2... at level4!
How does Writer 'choose' the numbering style 1, 2...? Should clicking Numbering
off/on for one para have such drastic effects on OutlineNumbering, which applies
to the whole document?
Comment 16 tab 2009-06-19 17:10:51 UTC
Another example: In BadOLh.odt, Hd3a and H3db are both Heading3 at level 3 in
OutlineNumbering. Yet, they have the same number '0'.
Enforcing Default formatting (in case it was altered) does not help.
Put cursor on either H3 and click Numbering off: BOTH get unnumbered at once!
Another quirk: I observed the defect in another document... but the problem had
disappeared after I saved the document and read it back. Obviously, I cannot
submit it, since the defect won't show when you open the file...
Comment 17 tab 2009-06-19 17:13:45 UTC
Created attachment 63096 [details]
file with two items 0
Comment 18 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2009-08-26 14:53:48 UTC
MRU's analysis of the import of the given Microsoft Word document in WW8 file
format is correct.
The WW8 import does not correctly recognize the numbering of the heading paragraphs.

All given four ODF text documents are imported and displayed correct regarding
the lists given in the ODF text document.

I think the incorrect WW8 import results in such unwanted text documents.

The effort for a fix of the WW8 import extends the current amount of resources
for OOo 3.2. Thus, I decided to re-target this issue to release OOo 3.3
Comment 19 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2009-10-14 16:11:32 UTC
setting keyword "numbering"
Comment 20 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2009-12-11 13:46:37 UTC
It is not clear due to limited resources if this issue can be solved for OOo
3.3. To be honest I am adjusting the target.
Comment 21 gobnat 2010-09-16 22:45:56 UTC
Getting document numbering right is pretty important.  If the numbering is wrong
often the import might as well be discarded.

see also:
Comment 22 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:15:42 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".