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PM23914: picture in word document gets exported to module as 2 separate objects

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Problem
    Importing the attached document into a module will result in the
    picture being split across 2 objects.
    
    On Word 2007 the problem is even worse, 2 separate objects are
    created, but they are both blank.
    
    To Reproduce
    Open the attached document in Word and export it to DOORS.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    Following defect can be divided into two separate defects:
    1. WordArt object is exported as 2 separate objects.
    2. WordArt object is not being copied to DOORS module (it
    has only empty placeholder with size of the WordArt object)
    in Word 2007 and newer.
    

Problem conclusion

  • 1. Investigations of the Word Documents' Structure has shown
    that Word 2003 and newer has an additional element (anchor)
    and it can be found by comparing 'croppedRange' to  0x1 0x15
    - Exporting this small element was creating an empty object
    on the DOORS side.
    Solution: If Word version is higher then 11 (Word 2003 or
    newer) then elements with 0x1 0x15 are not exported to
    DOORS.
    
    2. This defect was introduced with Word 2007 (Office 12)
    where WordArt got redesigned and has new representation in
    Word Document structure. msoCanvas was always a bit
    different then other Shape types in VBA (Visual Basic for
    Applications) and exported object has static metafile data
    and could not be edited.
    Solution was prepared for Word 2007. With this solution we
    are able now to export msoCanvas with its children to DOORS
    module and edit that later within DOORS.
    This fix is only applied when using Word 2007.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM23914

  • Reported component name

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Reported component ID

    5724V61DR

  • Reported release

    920

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2010-10-05

  • Closed date

    2011-09-28

  • Last modified date

    2011-09-28

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Fixed component ID

    5724V61DR

Applicable component levels

  • R920 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational DOORS

Software version: 9.2

Reference #: PM23914

Modified date: 28 September 2011