In some spreadsheets I need to save space. Therefore, I rotate some cell text used as column header at 90 degrees. The behavior in MS Excel is what I am expected, but in LibreOffice Calc it is different. Calc rotates only the direction of text content of the cell, but the letters are not rotated and overlap each other.
See the attached pictures.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put some text in a cell.
2. Select menu "Format" -> "Cells ..."
3. Rotate to some angle (for ex. 45 degrees).
Text direction of the text is rotated at specified angle but the letters are not.
The whole text is rotates like picture. See the attached pictures.
User Profile Reset: Yes. Resetting the profile did not solve the issue. However, starting in safe mode works as I expected (no problems in safe mode).
The version tested is LibreOffice 18.104.22.168 Portable.
Restarted Calc in Safe Mode. The ISSUE WAS SOLVED!
Then I reset the user profile as recommended and restarted Calc. The problem appears again. After another test in safe mode and a new user profile reset the issue still happens.
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/51.0
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Exel rotated text examples.
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LibreOffice Calc result when importing the same Excel file.
The image shows the unexpected rotation in Calc of the cell text and letters.
The Excel file is use as an example. The same happens if in a new Calc document the text is manually entered in a cell and then rotated.
A duplicate of bug 100986, see cmnt 18 there.
Disable OpenGL rendering and should have better result.
Safe mode disables OpenGL rendering, allowing GDI+ rendering where HarfBuzz supports rotated text correctly.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 100986 ***