[upstream] "Object 1,2,3,..." instead of my formulas

Bug #501030 reported by Dem0n3D on 2009-12-28
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libreoffice (Ubuntu)
openoffice.org (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: openoffice.org

Math formulas in .odt document become unreadable after saving (Writer 3.0) and opening (Same in Writer 3.0 and 3.1) document. Instead of formulas, I saw "Object 1", "Object 2", etc.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Dec 28 19:44:41 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: openoffice.org-core 1:3.1.1-5ubuntu1
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-16.53-generic
SourcePackage: openoffice.org
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic x86_64
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:2652): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (npviewer.bin:4974): Gtk-WARNING **: /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/engines/libqtcurve.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100427)
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: openoffice.org 1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4
PackageArchitecture: i386
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic
Tags: lucid
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare www-data

Dem0n3D (demon-asgard) wrote :
Leif Andersen (leifandersen) wrote :

I've also noticed this same problem. Although I'm using 10.04 rather than 9.10, and OpenOffice 3.2, rather than 3.1 or 3.0. I'm attaching a document to demonstrate what I mean. Also, this bug seems to be very similar: http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=100230

Chris Cheney (ccheney) on 2010-05-13
tags: added: kubuntu
tags: added: karmic
Chris Cheney (ccheney) wrote :

[This is an automatic notification.]

This bug was reported against an earlier version of Ubuntu, can you test if it still occurs on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)?

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Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

apport information

tags: added: apport-collected
description: updated

Did your openoffice crash around the time that this happened? The upstream bug report seems to indicate it may be related to it crashing.

Dem0n3D (demon-asgard) wrote :


Chris Cheney (ccheney) on 2010-05-21
summary: - "Object 1,2,3,..." instead of my formulas
+ [upstream] "Object 1,2,3,..." instead of my formulas
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in openoffice:
status: Unknown → New

Original attachment Document downloaded, renamed, and immediately uploaded.

Dem0n3D, you may have fallen into one of following issues regarding Math formulas:

+ As per upstream discussion their is a known issue with Math objects being corrupted upon saving.
+ The multi-language issue discussed here: http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/FAQ/Formula/I_have_written_a_document_containing_a_formula._I_gave_it_to_a_friend_and_when_she_opened_it_the_user-defined_symbols_didn%27t_work._What%27s_the_matter%3F

The attachments are a result of the problem but do not help tremendously in narrowing down how to reproduce this. Is their a simple test case you can provide where one creates a formula, save the file, and upon reopening demonstrates this problem? Can you reproduce the problem in LibreOffice Writer?

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Dem0n3D (demon-asgard) wrote :

Christopher M. Penalver, no, I can't.

Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Low
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New

The bug task for LibreOffice is being closed due to your last comment regarding this being fixed by updating to it. For future reference you can manage the status of your own bugs by clicking on the current status in the yellow line and then choosing a new status in the revealed drop down box. You can learn more about bug statuses at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Status. Thank you again for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please submit any future bugs you may find.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in openoffice.org (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix

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There are no new official OpenOffice.org releases in Ubuntu packaging anymore => Won't Fix

If the problem persists, please mark this bug as "also affects project Libreoffice" or "also affects distribution Libreoffice (Ubuntu)" if that has not happened already.

Please leave references to upstream OpenOffice.org bugs in place to allow cross pollination.

dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Eol reached or near to be; Time to move to a newer release now.

Changed in openoffice:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
assignee: nobody → dino99 (9d9)
status: New → Invalid
assignee: dino99 (9d9) → nobody
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