Description of problem:
Pictures & graphics inserted into LibreOffice Impress presentation will disappear (i.e. be replaced with a placeholder) for no reason. One can open a presentation, make a small change (to the text), save it and close it. Upon the next re-opening of the presentation, one or more apparently random pictures or graphics will be replaced by a generic LibreOffice placeholder graphic.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I'm not sure. It didn't start happening to me until my presentation got to ~20 slides. This is a known bug, upstream, however. (See additional info section.)
Steps to Reproduce:
This is a known bug, upstream. Please see <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46447>.
You have a presentation (according to the upstream mention) that you can reproduce this with by just changing some text and resaving it. Can you attach that example here ?
poke, any chance of getting that sample document which is in that hard-to-reproduce-for-us state that its currently ok but a small mod + save will break it.
(In reply to Caolan McNamara from comment #1)
> You have a presentation (according to the upstream mention) that you can
> reproduce this with by just changing some text and resaving it. Can you
> attach that example here ?
Back in March while I was working on my presentation, this problem seemed to happen all the time. (In fact, just 15 minutes before my talk was scheduled to begin, I opened up my LibreOffice Impress file to find ~5 of the pictures gone! By this time, however, I had become so use to the problem that I had all the images stored on my computer and was able it easily re-insert them.)
Yet, now that I wanted to reproduce the problem, it eluded me. I tried a number of things to cause the problem to re-occur: editing my notes, inserting a slide, inserting pictures into the slide... none of them caused the problem to re-occur.
Finally, after watching my entire slide deck (the F5 key) and editing a custom action on slide 11, one of my images on slide 30 was replaced by a place-holder after saving & opening it back up. So, I can now give you the original presentation (with all the graphics intact) and a copy of it with that one image on slide 30 gone.
However, I was wondering if there is a way I may upload this privately. There is nothing in my presentation that is confidential -- so if need be, I can upload those files. Still, I didn't write my presentation with the intent for it to be hosted on Bugzilla forever more, indexable by Google. :-)
you can send it directly to me.
So, if you start with the fresh original odp, F5, click all the way through to the end, and edit a custom action on slide 11, save and reload, does that reliably reproduce it ?
(In reply to Caolan McNamara from comment #4)
> you can send it directly to me.
Thank you. I just sent you an e-mail.
> So, if you start with the fresh original odp, F5, click all the way through
> to the end, and edit a custom action on slide 11, save and reload, does that
> reliably reproduce it ?
No, not reliably. I just tried viewing my entire presentation (F5 key), stopping the view and editing that custom action on slide 11. I saved the presentation, closed it, opened it back up and it was fine.
I then made another edit to a custom animation on slide 37, saved, closed & re-opened: it is still OK.
I cannot reliably reproduce this. I'll keep playing around and let you know if I come up with a magic incantation that will constantly cause this. Sorry I cannot be of more help at this time.
I guess no luck on a route to reproduce ? I've been unable to get it to happen here locally.
(In reply to Caolan McNamara from comment #6)
> I guess no luck on a route to reproduce ? I've been unable to get it to
> happen here locally.
You are correct. I have played with the file and have not even gotten it to replace one of the images, let alone come up with a repeatable method of causing it.
I don't plan to give any more presentations in the near future, but the next time I do, I'll keep this bug in mind and watch for its cause more carefully.
Might be some hope for this now, will make some test builds
libreoffice-126.96.36.199-15.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
libreoffice-188.8.131.52-3.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing libreoffice-184.108.40.206-3.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
libreoffice-220.127.116.11-4.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
libreoffice-18.104.22.168-15.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
libreoffice-22.214.171.124-4.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
(In reply to Fedora Update System from comment #14)
> If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug
Thank you, I will. And thanks again to Caolan McNamara!
I noticed the bug for the first time in LO 126.96.36.199 but I experience the same unpredictable behavior. See also the same bug on Bugzilla: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46447
I cannot come up with a minimal example since the bug is not deterministic. However, I noticed that it helps if you minimize the presentation and break the links to external files. As long as nothing is changed then, the file seems to stay intact.
don't reopen this bug, file a new one if you have a similar sounding problem. I'm fairly confident that we've fixed a bunch of the missing picture problems under this id. (and state the exact rpm version in your new bug report)