DOCX editor breaks text fields

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DOCX editor breaks text fields

Post by mus » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:25 pm

Quite an annoyance:
When i
1. use MS Word to insert an automated index, e.g. a table of contents or a calculated field such as [number of pages], then
2. edit it in oo (Server), that text field gets converted to normal text. And therefore
3. when i go back to word, the automation is gone.

This is especially bad when using things such as automatically updating page references, a standard tool in complex documentation. They are all over our documents.

I totally don't expect oo to support all of the features of MS word, and i appreciate a slim editor. But generally, oo should not break document features that is doesn't support.

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Re: DOCX editor breaks text fields

Post by Maxim » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:47 am

Unfortunately we have to convert table of content to text otherwise you cannot edit the doc.
We are working on it and try to add new features from release to release.

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