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Re: Bug#507865: openoffice.org-writer: OOo 2.4.x openinig OOo 3 files doesn't show text (2.x implements standard wrong)

Hello together,

Am Freitag, den 05.12.2008, 09:40 +0100 schrieb Rene Engelhard:

> Rene Engelhard wrote:
> > > Now the problem is that data exchange from 3.0 to 2.x results in documents
> > > with blanked text so the user will not see the data of the text.
> But only when the text was formatted as hidden if I read the issue right?

No. OOo 3 writes the attribute display:text='true' (so the text is
visible) in the document. This is correct ODF standard.
OOo 2 has the problem that it uses this option the oposite way. Files
with the ODF standard correct display:text='true' will be hidden text.
The result is:
If you save a visible text in OOo 3 then this will be hidden in OOo 2
and if you save a hidden text in OOo 3 then this will be visible in OOo
OOo 3 fix this then opening OOo 2 files so the problem with reverted
option display:text is not visible there.

> > > The solutions afaik:
> > > 
> > > 1. release OOo 3.0 in lenny :)
> > 
> > I doubt -release will accept that, they didn't even accept 2.4.2 (which I
> > do understand)
> > 
> > And I'd not put 3.0 into lenny, we would have to wait for 3.0.1.
> > 
> > > 2. OOo 2.x needs a patch which fixes the import of OOo > 3.0 files with the correct
> > > interpretation of display:text=. Sadly upsteam/a upstream developer wrote in
> > > http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=96878 that they will not fix it
> > > (or tend to this).:(
> > 
> > I wouldn't have expected anything else.
> And I definitely won't be able to fix it.

IMHO this is a very big problem. Giving our users OpenOffice.org in
version 2.x which cannot read OOo 3 files correctly for the next 2 year
where the rest of the world will use OOo 3 files our users might tend to
dislike this.:(

I prefer to put OOo 3.x into lenny because this is IMHO the major
desktop application for alot of users.

Noèl Köthe <noel debian.org>
Debian GNU/Linux, www.debian.org

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