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Bug 129747 - Several footnotes in a multipage table causes massive display and formatting problems
Summary: Several footnotes in a multipage table causes massive display and formatting ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Tables 132261
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Reported: 2020-01-02 19:14 UTC by William Friedman
Modified: 2020-04-19 19:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Test document (10.39 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2020-01-02 19:17 UTC, William Friedman

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Description William Friedman 2020-01-02 19:14:09 UTC
I work frequently with tables that have 2 rows and many columns (5-10) that span many pages, the top row being a header that repeats on each page. I often need to insert footnotes into the table, both in the header row and in the second row. After inserting a few footnotes, I will inevitably experience problems with the display of the table. In the attached document, which is a sample of the kind of thing I work with daily, as soon as I inserted the third footnote, the table suddenly jumped to the second page and instead of spanning multiple pages, seems to think it's all on one page; the cursor will continue to go down below the displayed text. These problems disappear as soon as I set footnotes to display at the end of the document rather than on each page, but this is no solution, since I need footnotes to display on the pages themselves. This seems possibly related to and 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the attached document; see that the table is displayed incorrectly.
2. Set footnotes to appear at the end of the document; see that the table displays correctly.
3. To try it from scratch: open a new document.
4. Write some text.
5. Insert a table with 2 rows and 10 columns, header repeating on each page.
6. Insert enough dummy text in the table to make it span multiple pages.
7. Start inserting footnotes at random places. It should very quickly mess up how the table is displayed.

Actual Results:
Table display is messed up; it moves to the second page, does not display all the text nor split it onto the next page correctly.

Expected Results:
Table and footnotes should be displayed properly.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 William Friedman 2020-01-02 19:17:15 UTC
Created attachment 156909 [details]
Test document

Here is the document that demonstrates that footnotes and long tables do not interact well.
Comment 2 Telesto 2020-01-03 19:10:00 UTC
Repro with
Version: (x64)
Build ID: 42a1a1c6b91907f81e15066ffab219411f18c4db
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: CL

and with
Build ID: 89ea49ddacd9aa532507cbf852f2bb22b1ace28

and with
Versie (Bouw-id: 7545bee9c2a0782548772a21bc84a9dcc583b89

behavior is bit better in and 

LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-

Bug 125885 and bug 120139 are related. However, this quite a nice simple example.
Comment 3 Telesto 2020-01-03 19:24:58 UTC
@Michael Stahl, I thought you might be interested in this issue...