Bug 125232 - FORMATTING - Cannot change margins of oversized document without catastrophic change to formatting
Summary: FORMATTING - Cannot change margins of oversized document without catastrophic...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
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Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Page Page-Margins
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Reported: 2019-05-12 09:22 UTC by robert
Modified: 2020-09-03 22:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Test file that shows the problem when the steps are followed (21.65 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2019-05-12 09:24 UTC, robert

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Description robert 2019-05-12 09:22:33 UTC
When the attached document is opened, and the size is changed to A0 (118.8 x 84.0 cm), which is not allowed by MS word, and for that matter will never be used in real life, the results are OK. If I subsequently change the margins, from the default 2.00 cm to 1.50 cm, and click "Apply" after each change, the second change (i.e. of the right margin) will put all text of the document in a single one-character wide column, oops...

Further information:

Version: (x64)
Build ID: aecc05fe267cc68dde00352a451aa867b3b546ac
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: en-GB (en_GB); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the attached lift-01.odt
2. Select all
3. Format menu, Page
4. Change size to 118.8 x 84.0 (essentially, A0), click "Apply", results OK
5. Change "Left" to 1.50 cm, click "Apply" - results OK
6. Chanhe "Right" to 1.50 cm, click "Apply" - Oops...

Actual Results:
After step 6. above formatting changes to single one-character column for the entire document.

Expected Results:
I would expect the right margin to be changed to 1.5 cm, without any further changes to the formatting!

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Admittedly, this is an extreme example, as I doubt that Writer will ever be used to produce A0-sized documents, it was done to verify that the program doesn't have the MS Word (XP 2002, "freebie with PC") limitation of widths not exceeding 22(!) inch, but of course this behaviour is completely wrong.
Comment 1 robert 2019-05-12 09:24:13 UTC
Created attachment 151321 [details]
Test file that shows the problem when the steps are followed
Comment 2 Dieter 2019-05-13 14:42:27 UTC
Not possible for me to change height to 118,8. Everytime it changes automatically to 600 cm. But if I try to reproduce your bug with 600cm * 84 cm, I can't reproduce it.
Comment 3 robert 2019-05-13 15:15:04 UTC

Format, Page


Width 118.8 (cm) Apply, OK
Height 84.0 (cm) Apply, OK,

Left  1.5 (cm)   Apply, OK
Right 1.5 (cm)   Apply, Formatting destroyed

This all with the file that is posted here!
Comment 4 Dieter 2019-05-13 16:24:28 UTC
I confirm it with

Version: (x64)
Build-ID: aecc05fe267cc68dde00352a451aa867b3b546ac
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Windows 10.0; UI-Render: GL; VCL: win; 
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Sprache: de-DE
Calc: threaded

Result: Only one character per line!

Additinal information: In LO 6.3 not possible to chage height or weight 118 cm (I will file a new bug for that).
Comment 5 robert 2020-09-03 22:06:30 UTC
Works OK now @

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 7cbcfc562f6eb6708b5ff7d7397325de9e764452
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 6.1 Service Pack 1 Build 7601; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-GB (en_GB); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded