Index Out of Bounds Exception When Uploading a Word Document

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  1. Confluence fails to upload a Word document.
  2. A stack trace may be thrown in the browser and/or the following appears in the atlassian-confluence.log:
java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException: Index: 1, Size: 1
	at java.util.ArrayList.RangeCheck(
	at java.util.ArrayList.get(
	at com.aspose.words.kd.dy(Unknown Source)
	at com.aspose.words.List.aF(Unknown Source)
	at com.aspose.words.ListFormat.getListLevel(Unknown Source)
	at com.benryan.dom.Doc2Wiki.visitParagraphStart(
	at com.aspose.words.Paragraph.accept(Unknown Source)
	at com.aspose.words.CompositeNode.acceptChildren(Unknown Source)
	at com.aspose.words.Body.accept(Unknown Source)
	at com.aspose.words.CompositeNode.acceptChildren(Unknown Source)
	at com.aspose.words.Section.accept(Unknown Source)
	at com.aspose.words.CompositeNode.acceptChildren(Unknown Source)


The Word document may contain custom bullet points, which the Office Connector plugin cannot interpret.


  1. Select all of the text in your document.
  2. Go to Format >> Bullets and Numbering.
  3. Choose one of the default bullet or numbering types that ships with MS Word.
  4. Save the document and attempt a new import into Confluence.


There is currently no way to upload a Word doc containing custom bullet points into Confluence. This bug is being tracked by OFFCONN-51.

Last modified on Mar 30, 2016

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