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asked 2013-07-25 10:31:30 +0200

Ljiljan gravatar image

updated 2015-11-04 04:41:53 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I reported bug in LO bug page, but I wanted to see if you can confirmed this problem as well. Actually, it happens quite often when working with graphis created in MS Power Point... (attachment/ PPTX presenentation is here)

When I open presentaton that is made in PPT(X), Impress open it perfectly good. I can save it in ODP, and reopen... everything is still great... but if I save it in PPT again (from new ODP), Power Point does not open it correctly.

Operating System: Ubuntu Version: release

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answered 2013-07-25 14:12:39 +0200

oweng gravatar image

I can confirm this. Opening the PPTX attached to your bug in LO v4.0.4.2 under GNU/Linux and saving it as an ODF Presentation (ODP) appears to result in the file being saved correctly. Saving the PPTX in Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP/2003 (PPT) format results in loss of data from the second slide (the one with the AutoShape-based graphic) when opened using LO. Saving the ODP (the one created from the PPTX) in Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP/2003 (PPT) format results in the same loss of data as saving the PPTX directly to PPT (again, when opened using LO). The visual display in LO is:

slide screenshot

If either PPT (the one via PPTX or the one via PPTX -> ODP) is opened using PowerPoint 2011 Mac an error dialog is shown:

PowerPoint found a problem with content in the file file_name.ppt

PowerPoint can attempt to repair the file. If you trust the source of this file, click Repair.

Cancel | Repair

Clicking the Repair button does not appear to have any effect on improving the display over what is shown in LO.

While there are a lot of Impress PPT/X related bugs I had a look through the most obvious and there is nothing I could see that specifically relates to data loss with AutoShapes (images/graphics) during file save using the Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP/2003 (PPT) file format. Perhaps the closest is:

  • fdo#66248, PPTX export reuslts in corrupted according to PowerPoint2010

While it relates to the Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010 XML (PPTX) file format I would consider providing a reference in your bug due to the similarity. It is likely that LO v4.1 improves on the exporting to PPT as there have been numerous fixes.

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See also fdo#66843

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-07-26 03:05:21 +0200 )edit

@ROSt52, I think fdo#66843 is a duplicate of The callout example shape in that bug exhibits the exact same reversal of the pointer part. I will leave it for you to confirm this. There are currently a lot of presentation-related bugs that are duplicates. Hopefully the new v4.1 release will help us clear them up a bit.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-07-26 04:22:17 +0200 )edit

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