Bug ID: 111529
Summary: FORMATTING - LibreOffice Writer Corrupts Tabs In
Header and Footer of Word Document
Version: 184.108.40.206 release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64)
OS: Windows (All)
Created attachment 135310
Original Word Document
I have an issue where LibreOffice writer corrupts the tabs in the header and
footer of a previously created word document.
The example word document I have attached "TabBug_original.docx" was created in
The document "TabBug_original_after_writer_edit.docx" is after I have made a
small text edit to the main body of the document. You can see that additional
tabs are now present in the header and footer of the document. In fact these
additional tabs can be created by just opening the original document in
LibreOffice writer and pressing "save", without making any edits.
Steps to re-create the issue:
1) Create original document in Word 2013. Screenshot documents
"Word_2013_header_tabs.PNG" and "Word_2013_footer_tabs.PNG" show the header and
2) Open the document in LibreOffice writer. On first opening the header and
footer tabs are as expected. See screenshot
3) Make a small edit to the document, save, exit LibreOffice writer.
4) Re-open the edited document in LibreOffice writer and you will see
additional tabs in the header and footer. See the screenshot
I believe this issue has existed for some time. The documents and screenshots I
created were using LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 on Windows 10. I also tried LibreOffice
18.104.22.168 on Windows 10 and saw the same issue.
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