A space character moves from the cell at the end of the first line to the first cell of the next line when opened in LibreOffice Writer 22.214.171.124.alpha0+.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the attached RTF file in both in LibreOffice Writer and Microsoft Word.
2. Notice, that the space character at the end of the first line (“EEE:”) moves to the first cell of the next line (“FFF:”).
A space character moves from the cell at the end of the first line to the first cell of the next line.
The position of the space character should be preserved.
User Profile Reset: No
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A screenshot showcasing the issue.
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An example file
I confirm the results, but I don't think, that it is the right description, because when you open the file in Word you can't delete, those "space characters". So I'm not sure what it is. And I won't expect an additional space character behind the table in LO.
(In reply to Dieter Praas from comment #3)
> I confirm the results, but I don't think, that it is the right description,
> because when you open the file in Word you can't delete, those "space
> characters". So I'm not sure what it is. And I won't expect an additional
> space character behind the table in LO.
In a newly inserted table in Word there is no space after the last column and before the row end character, but in this particular document there is one.
Also if you type something at that position then the characters move to the first cell of the next row.
It may be true that this is some sort of malformed document that is not possible to create with Word, yet it seems to tolerate it.
This is used by a third party application, which generates a page long summary from some data it maintains. This document is the first few rows of that summary.
The small row height growth caused by the 12 pt TNR "space" being inserted into the 7 pt Tahoma + 11 pt Arial Narrow rows causes the last two rows of the page slip to the next page, to the frustration of users.
All in all, we kinda *really* need this sort of document to work.
Let me confirm this, half of my workday was spent on understanding this doc :D.
(In reply to Gabor Kelemen from comment #4)
> It may be true that this is some sort of malformed document that is not
> possible to create with Word, yet it seems to tolerate it.
> This is used by a third party application, which generates a page long
> summary from some data it maintains. This document is the first few rows of
> that summary.
Might be useful to know by which application the rtf file was created.
László Németh committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#122424 RTF import: ignore table row text outside the cells
It will be available in 6.3.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
thanks for the fix - already a problem in OOo-times.
(In reply to Dieter Praas from comment #5)
> Might be useful to know by which application the rtf file was created.
It's called Erdészeti Szakigazgatási Információs Rendszer (~Forestry administration information system), and it is not a publicly available application.
It's used by the Hungarian Government Offices to administer activities happening in and around the forestry sector, as described here (in Hungarian):
The commit fixing this issue was reverted in https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/plugins/gitiles/core/+/4d32ad37b86200fe207dd1eda2bed11109b08d00%5E%21 in order to fix bug 123434
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