KWord in trunk (we recently got an alpha2 out) is not the same piece of software as it was in KOffice 1.x, its gotten such a makeover both internally as externally that its largely unrecognizable (in a good way). This also means that old known functionality may have problems due to it being new code.
When I woke up this morning I found this on #koffice
01:24 * astan zz.
I guess that after compiling KOffice from svn and taking that extra half hour to do real work on it, KWord passed some sort of test :)