Bug 962102 - LibreOffice Writer text highligthing is not compatible with Microsoft Word DOC and DOCX (highlighting transforms to background color)
LibreOffice Writer text highligthing is not compatible with Microsoft Word DO...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libreoffice (Show other bugs)
All Linux
unspecified Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-11 15:48 EDT by Nrbrtx
Modified: 2013-10-08 06:42 EDT (History)
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higligting demo document created with LibreOffice Writer (9.00 KB, application/msword)
2013-05-11 15:53 EDT, Nrbrtx
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
FreeDesktop.org 65403 None None None Never
FreeDesktop.org 65404 None None None Never
Novell 819512 None None None Never
Launchpad 295014 None None None Never
OpenOffice.org 24317 None None None Never

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Description Nrbrtx 2013-05-11 15:48:08 EDT
Description of problem:
   Broken interoperability between LibreOffice writer and Microsoft Office Word.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
   Version (Build ID: and above (latest tested is

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a DOC/DOCX document with some text and mark in LibreOffice Writer. 
2. Use highlighting yellow marker from toolbar to mark some words. 
3. Save document.
4. Open document in MS Word 2003+ and try to change higlight color from yellow to white. 
5. Yellow highlighting is still present. There is only one way to remove it - change/remove its style from Styles and formatting sidebar.

Expected results:
   Highligting must be changed as it done in MS Office - via Highligting button, not from Styles.

Additional info:
   This bug has 9 years history.
Comment 1 Nrbrtx 2013-05-11 15:53:10 EDT
Created attachment 746635 [details]
higligting demo document created with LibreOffice Writer
Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2013-10-08 06:42:05 EDT
docx import/export is now implemented for 4.2

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