Bug 106786 - FILEOPEN: DOC: Empty gap at the beginning of the document
Summary: FILEOPEN: DOC: Empty gap at the beginning of the document
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisected, bisected, filter:doc, regression
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Reported: 2017-03-26 21:12 UTC by Xisco Faulí
Modified: 2017-10-30 10:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Xisco Faulí 2017-03-26 21:12:35 UTC
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open attachment 101486 [details] from bug 80333

Observed behaviour: There's a gap at the beginning of the document

Reproduced in

Build ID: 4ba483beccc99d336d0e0bec47b5fd6823b16c16
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.8; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 1 Xisco Faulí 2017-03-26 21:14:00 UTC
Regression introduced by:

author	Justin Luth <justin_luth@sil.org>	2016-11-02 12:15:55 (GMT)
committer	Justin Luth <justin_luth@sil.org>	2016-11-03 19:02:41 (GMT)
commit 5d9d0f3c979732ade57b9c4c4960dd030ffdc9f9 (patch)
tree 5fec72a40be7dbf15f208498494213cd6f59c114
parent 2a818a0aafac218ca09bb079d7f2cf0879385e4a (diff)
there is a function for that: CalcLineSpace(xx, bEvenIfNoLine)

Bisected with bibisect-linux-64-5.3.

Adding Cc: to Justin Luth
Comment 2 Justin L 2017-03-31 19:16:18 UTC
I'm not sure what I should do with this regression (which is connected to bug 41542).  The problem here is that the "no spacing" paragraph style does not have a borderline defined, but does have a 0.43inch spacing-to-contents padding, and that is where the "gap" comes from.  Before 5.3, LO improperly ignored that padding setting.

In Word, if I look at the border settings, they do not reflect the 0.43inch padding seen in Writer, and if I make any slight border changes, the spacing-to-contents disappears in Writer.  (However, a simple .doc round-trip through Word does not cause the spacing-to-contents to disappear.) In Word, if I "save as" .docx format, then the border spacing-to-contents disappears in Writer. 

I agree that there is a disconnect between Word and Writer during import though.  Word seems to be ignoring the padding value - perhaps the value is larger than Word's internal limit, and thus is replaced by defaults?

I also note that if the document is round-tripped through Writer, then everything is "fixed".  So, my conclusion is that this example document is not in a valid .doc format. Please provide a clean "created in Word" document that displays the same symptoms to further pursue this bug. Otherwise, I suggest it be marked as WontFix.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2017-09-29 08:57:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2017-10-30 10:51:31 UTC
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