Re: MSWord import crash (#707)

Subject: Re: MSWord import crash (#707)
From: Robert Sievers (
Date: Sun Dec 26 1999 - 18:53:02 CST

At 10:43 PM 12/21/99 -0600, Justin Bradford wrote:
>I've fixed (and committed) the crash caused by the sample test.doc you
>sent me.
>However, the problem was not what you describe above, so I'm not sure if
>there are additional problems. The problem with this document was simply
>that it was using tabstops other than left. I had an idiotic mistake in my
>code which generated a bogus tabstop property. That bad property was
>causing the asserts in the unit conversion.

That did indeed fix the problem. Basically, I looked at where in the code
the crash occurred, and how simple I could make the document and still get
the crash to occur. I stopped short of actually editing the style itself,
so I was a little to presumptuous as to the cause.

The bottom line is that your analysis was right on, and the fix works in
both the sample document I sent to you as well as the huge original
document sent by one of the AbiWord users. I have closed the bug.

Robert Sievers
Open Source Evangelist

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