Joined: 27 Jul 2005
|Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:26 pm Post subject: Ref fields imported blank
|There seems to be a defect in OpenOffice.org Writer 1.1.4 when importing MS Word documents that contain fields. Ref fields show up blank and don't get populated with the correct value, even when the document is updated. Is this a known problem and is there any chance it will be fixed?
Here are steps to reproduce the problem.
Create a new document in MS Word 2003.
Display the Forms toolbar.
Click the "Text Form Field" button on the toolbar to insert a new text field.
Move the cursor down to the next line.
Go to the menu and select Insert, Field.
In the Field dialog box set "Field names" to "Ref" and "Bookmark name" to "Text1".
Click on OK.
Go to the menu and select Tools, Protect Document.
Set the edting restrictions to only allow filling in forms and start enforcing protection.
Click on the Text1 field and enter some text.
Stop document protection.
Click the right mouse button on the Ref field and select "Update Field" (it should now display the same text as the Text1 field).
Save and close the file.
Open the file in OpenOffice.
Notice that the Text1 field shows up correctly, but the Ref field is just blank.