Extra lines in XML export

We have a space that was created by importing an Open Office document. It's a guide that we decided to make into a wiki.

The import was mostly fine - some content was cut off but generally OK - but then we copied the space to make a new space so we could edit it for a new version. After the copy there were a lot of extra lines inserted into pages - between rows of tables most obviously, but carriage returns for spaces between paragraphs were doubled.

We went through and cleaned all those up, then exported the space to XML to publish the guide on our public version of Confluence. We checked the import after uploading it and it looked fine. Then the other day we noticed all those carriage returns again (note, this content had never existed on the external Confluence). We had to go through and clean all those up - basically re-editing about 100 pages.

Has this happened to anyone before? Any clues about what might be happening or why?

Thanks,

Cassandra

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Hi Cassandra,

My guess would be that the open office file might have caused this behavior. Have you tested using MS office document to verify if the problem is reproducible?

I recommend to test in the newer versions of confluence as this might have been corrected.

Regards,

Rodrigo

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