LibreOffice Productivity Suite

[Upstream] Compare Document highlighting unchanged words as changed

Reported by Leo H on 2012-01-11
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
LibreOffice Productivity Suite
Confirmed
High
libreoffice (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10

2) apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
libreoffice-writer:
  Installed: 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-updates/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:3.4.3-3ubuntu2 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/main i386 Packages

3) What is expected to happen in LibreOffice Writer via the Terminal:

cd ~/Desktop && wget https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/915059/+attachment/2671476/+files/versions.zip && file-roller -h versions.zip && cd versions && lowriter -nologo version1.odt

Edit -> Compare Document -> version2.odt -> Insert button

is under Actions regarding the first Deletion top to bottom, one tan hyphen is shown to the left of "LibreOffice Writer" and "LibreOffice Writer" is not marked tan with a tan underline. An example of how it should look may be found via the Terminal:

cd ~/Desktop && wget https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/915059/+attachment/2671477/+files/versions-space.zip && file-roller -h versions-space.zip && cd versions-space && lowriter -nologo version1-space.odt

Edit -> Compare Document -> version2-space.odt -> Insert button

4) What happens instead is the hyphen to the left of "LibreOffice Writer" is not shown and "LibreOffice Writer" is marked tan with a tan underline.

description: updated
tags: removed: compare document libreoffice writer
description: updated
summary: - Compare Document Functionality in LibreOffice Writer
+ Compare Document highlighting unchanged words as changed
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged

Leo H, thank you for reporting this bug and helping make Ubuntu better. The original Bug Description has been distilled to remove the opinions of Compare Document and focus on the bug itself. Despite the revamped Bug Description now being objective, specific, and simplified to what seems 3 results of the same root bug, it is asking potentially for three bug fixes:
1) "...one tan hyphen is shown to the left of 'LibreOffice Writer'..."
2) "...'LibreOffice Writer' is not marked tan..."
3) "...'LibreOffice Writer' is not marked...with a tan underline."

This should not be met with resistance in the case that upstream wants to further break this up. In any event, the issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport . If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in df-libreoffice:
status: New → Incomplete

The Compare Document function in LibreOffice Writer highlights unchanged words as changed.

A complete description and a detailed analysis of this issue is given at:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/915059

Another simple descriptive example of this issue is given at:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/915059/comments/0

The launchpad moderator tested and validated this bug, judged it an upstream issue, and requested referring and submitting it to the LibreOffice developers direct.

Leo H (leo-h-hildebrandt) wrote :

Dear Christopher

Thanks for your reply and for your thorough analysis of this bug.

I have submitted this bug to the LibreOffice Bugzilla as you suggested. The bug report is on:
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44847

Clearly, the fundamental flaws and weaknesses in LibreOffice Writer Document Compare have been an issue for very long, as is well documented on:
http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Track_changes

Evidently, little if anything appears in fact to have been resolved here since OpenOffice itself was launched, more than 10 years ago now.

Yet I cannot emphasize enough the importance in a professional document production and editing environment of a competent and fine-grained Document Compare functionality in LibreOffice Writer for document change identification, revision management and version control.

I sincerely hope that both Canonical and the Ubuntu community help pushing this issue to the top of the agenda of the LibreOffice developers.

Leo

1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10

2) apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
libreoffice-writer:
  Installed: 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-updates/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:3.4.3-3ubuntu2 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/main i386 Packages

3) What is expected to happen in LibreOffice Writer via the Terminal:

cd ~/Desktop && wget https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/915059/+attachment/2671476/+files/versions.zip && file-roller -h versions.zip && cd versions && lowriter -nologo version1.odt

Edit -> Compare Document -> version2.odt -> Insert button

is under Actions regarding the first Deletion top to bottom, one tan hyphen is shown to the left of "LibreOffice Writer" and "LibreOffice Writer" is not marked tan with a tan underline. An example of how it should look may be found via the Terminal:

cd ~/Desktop && wget https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/915059/+attachment/2671477/+files/versions-space.zip && file-roller -h versions-space.zip && cd versions-space && lowriter -nologo version1-space.odt

Edit -> Compare Document -> version2-space.odt -> Insert button

4) What happens instead is the hyphen to the left of "LibreOffice Writer" is not shown and "LibreOffice Writer" is marked tan with a tan underline.

Created attachment 55658
versions.zip

Created attachment 55659
versions-space.zip

Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: Incomplete → Unknown
summary: - Compare Document highlighting unchanged words as changed
+ [Upstream] Compare Document highlighting unchanged words as changed
Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Unknown → High
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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