Summary: Dropdown form contents is not saved when using .doc format Product: openSUSE 10.3 Version: Final Platform: i686 OS/Version: openSUSE 10.3 Status: NEW Severity: Normal Priority: P5 - None Component: OpenOffice.org AssignedTo: firstname.lastname@example.org ReportedBy: email@example.com QAContact: firstname.lastname@example.org Found By: ---
Description of the problem: Filling in and saving it off a form containing a drop-down box in Word 97 .doc format will result in a file that does not contain the dropdown choices or the answer picked. Unfortunately it is not clear that this is what is going to happen and makes it difficult to use Linux in MSOffice environments.
Steps to reproduce: 1. Download dropdownform.doc (to be attached) containing a drop-down Word form. 2. Open the dropdownform.doc in oowriter . 3. Click on the grey box below Dropdown. 4. Select "Drop-down Item 2" then click on OK. 5. Go to File -> Save As... 6. Put newform.doc in the Location box (I'm on KDE) and make sure the Filter is set to "Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP (.doc)" . 7. If prompted that formatting might not be saved click on Yes. 8. Close the current document (which should now be called newform) by going to File -> Close . 9. Go to File -> Recent Documents 1: (which should be the just saved newform.doc) and open it.
Expected results: Drop-down Item 2 to be in the grey box below Dropdown. Clicking on the grey box to show a list of items as follows:
Drop-down Item 2 Drop-down Item 3 Drop-down Item 4 Drop-down Item 5
(Note that the first line is an entry of empty spaces).
Actual results: Grey box below Dropdown is empty. Clicking on the grey box shows a window which does not contain any items.
How reproducible is this problem? It is reproducible every time.
Version information: openSUSE 10.3 OpenOffice_org-writer-184.108.40.206.2-10.5
(also reproduced on OOo 2.4 from http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/OpenOffice.org:/STABLE/SUSE_Linux_... on a different system).
User email@example.com added comment https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=385622#c1
--- Comment #1 from Sitsofe Wheeler firstname.lastname@example.org 2008-05-01 09:49:00 MST --- Created an attachment (id=211759) --> (https://bugzilla.novell.com/attachment.cgi?id=211759) Word document contain a dropdown in a form
I forgot to mention that this might be a regression because a user with Debian and OOo 2.2 was able to save the file with the correct contents in .doc format.