Bug 121995 - Form preview shows content of the form very confused
Summary: Form preview shows content of the form very confused
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Base (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
4.1 all versions
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 138143 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Base-UX Database-Forms
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Reported: 2018-12-09 14:54 UTC by Robert Großkopf
Modified: 2022-04-06 09:02 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Form preview in a database (39.22 KB, image/png)
2018-12-09 14:54 UTC, Robert Großkopf
Database with the form, which should be shown in form preview. (28.19 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.database)
2018-12-09 14:56 UTC, Robert Großkopf

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Description Robert Großkopf 2018-12-09 14:54:57 UTC
Created attachment 147399 [details]
Form preview in a database

Open the attached screenshot.
On the right of the chosen form is set "Document" for the preview of the form.
Seems all the content is there in this preview, but it is shown very confused, one part over the other.
Also the preview is very small. Tried to get a smaller screenshot but then the content of "Document" is too small to recognize differences there.
Comment 1 Robert Großkopf 2018-12-09 14:56:00 UTC
Created attachment 147400 [details]
Database with the form, which should be shown in form preview.
Comment 2 Oliver Brinzing 2018-12-09 16:26:44 UTC
already reproducible with

Build-ID: f3153a8b245191196a4b6b9abd1d0da16eead600
Gebietsschema: de_DE
Comment 3 Xisco Faulí 2018-12-10 12:47:21 UTC
Also reproduced in

Version (Build ID: 2bbb4b9c5bf9c61c5b0b7fdfcce5b97e04a63a8)
Comment 4 Robert Großkopf 2020-11-11 19:39:58 UTC
*** Bug 138143 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Robert Großkopf 2022-04-04 06:09:42 UTC
A way to solve this problem:

After creating a form a thumbnail of the form will be created also. I could see this in the temporary folder and in "Recent Documents". In a "normal" Writer file  this thumbnail will be saved inside the separate folder "Thumbnail" in the *.odt-file.

Having a form inside a database there wouldn't be created such a folder and the thumbnail won't be saved.

Let us save this thumbnail like it is done in Writer documents and show it in form preview. So there mustn't be created a "new little form" for the preview.
Comment 6 Alex Thurgood 2022-04-06 09:02:08 UTC
Still present in 

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: d925d1ca9e03863650dd3e450331598624f21724
CPU threads: 8; OS: Mac OS X 12.2.1; UI render: default; VCL: osx
Locale: fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

Robert's suggestion to use the Writer thumbnail creation method is a reasonable one IMHO.