Case: Large and important Calc file going back 10 years, that was carefully laid out and setup, back in LO 3.x, updated fine through the years, using exact size width columns and Arial 6 to input about 36 columns and 44 rows, perfectly rendered on screen.
Computer nor display have changed since OS X 10.12.
Updated to LO 546 last year, and all of sudden I have lots of number cells with 2E+05 3E+05 etc
Again, nothing changed to the computer setup, file, data, cell formatting, ... only LO updated.
Upon investigation it seems that 1 digit's worth of free space is now required in front and behind the actual number, or LO Calc goes all 2E+05 3E+05
Totally ineffective and unbelievable. The numbers fit just fine. Where is programmed padding requirement suddenly coming from, that I now have to reduce the formatting to Arial Narrow 5pt ?!
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open file created back in 3.x 4.x with 0.30" columns and font type Arial 6pt or 5pt, add numbers with 6 digits
Six digits numbers are all rendered as 2E+05 3E+06 etc
Render the numbers legibly as old fashioned numbers on screen
User Profile Reset: No
OpenGL enabled: Yes
I don't know when this exactly came about. I use this important file intermittently. For at least 8 years. Once in a while I would get a ### on screen and the easy fix was to drop that cell from Arial 6 to Arial 5 and it would show the number again.
Having to use Arial 5 Narrow is painful to the eyes ...
And if I could, I would add screenshots that clearly show it is not required to go 5pt font because one could fit an 8 digit number in the box now !!!
Please fix it by lowering the padding requirement to what it was.
Please fix also drop the scientific notation method. It is undesirable to me. #### stands out visually. 2E+05 does not.
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Created attachment 149627 [details]
cells with 6 digits go into scientific notation
screenshots of cells with a 6 digit number, that were shown on screen and printed fine for years, now are unreadable scientific notation
Created attachment 149628 [details]
bypass the problem with even smaller font showing how much space is required and wasted by padding
screenshot showing how calc requires me to change the font from Arial to Arial Narrow and down to 5pt ... the 6 digit number is finally shown again, but look at all the wasted padding space ... in the older days that would hold a 7 digit or 8 digit number
We're guessing here as we would need your document (anonymize by changing values to "8" s). But IIUC the autoformatting to Scientific notation for "General" numbers has not changed.
Font's change from system to build to system build--Arial on OSX is not Arial on Windows. Also LibreOffices font handling has been changed several times in the interim. There also have been changes to calc for calculating cell height and cell width, as well as adjustments to how "Use printer metrics for text formatting" behaves.
So it would be abnormal to not have some layout changes in the ensuing builds and versions of your document.
So please do this. Make a copy of the document. Then open the copy and select the active cells on the sheet, set your font size back to 6pt--and in the Column label area select one of the grid lines. Open context menu and apply "Optimal Width".
Are the resulting cell widths more acceptable--and does it fit as you'd prefer? Also, does selecting another font format things better than Arial? Perhaps a Monospaced font like Consolas, Liberation Mono, or DejaVu Sans Mono?
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