Bug 130278 - Line spacing not setable if the odt comes from doc
Summary: Line spacing not setable if the odt comes from doc
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Paragraph-Line-Spacing
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Reported: 2020-01-30 04:57 UTC by DarkTrick
Modified: 2023-12-02 03:16 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Document converted from doc document (15.76 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2020-01-30 04:57 UTC, DarkTrick
Same file, this time purely created as ODT. Line spacing works as expected (8.19 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2020-01-30 08:20 UTC, DarkTrick

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Description DarkTrick 2020-01-30 04:57:53 UTC
Created attachment 157520 [details]
Document converted from doc document

- you have a doc/xdoc document 
- convert it to odt
- Try to change the line spacing to other than 1/1.25/1.5
Then the setting does not get applied.

For testing, using the attached test-document is probably the easiest.

Steps to reproduce:
- Open the attachment
- (The "a"s you see are formatted as paragraph style "aaa")
- "Edit style" for the paragraph style "aaa" (top left corner)
- Tab `Indents & Spacing` -> `Line Spacing` -> `Fixed` -> 10pt (or any other value)
- click `Apply` button

Expected result: 
- Line spacing setting gets applied.

Actual result: 
- Line spacing settings gets ignored.
Comment 1 Dieter 2020-01-30 07:10:13 UTC
DarkTrick, there's a difference between line spacing and paragraph spacing. Line spacing effects the spacing of lines within an paragraph; paragraph spacing affects the spacing between paragraphs. Since you only have single-line paragraphs in your document, it's clear, that line spacing doesn't change anything in your document.

Does this information solve your problem => NEEDINFO
Comment 2 DarkTrick 2020-01-30 08:20:20 UTC
Created attachment 157521 [details]
Same file, this time purely created as ODT. Line spacing works as expected

Lightspeed reply! +1

Did not solve my problem, though.

I added another attachment. It's the same steps to produce the lines (this time "b"s). This time the line spacing works.

There's also another problem with your answer:
Regarding your answer the line spacing should have no affect at all (because it's paragraphs). But `Line Spacing` = Single / 1.15 / 1.5 actually changes the spacing. 
Or did I overlook something?
Comment 3 Dieter 2020-01-30 15:27:08 UTC
O.K., now I got it (sorry for confusion).

I confirm it with

Version: (x64)
Build ID: eeb2d19e77d6dc47c68e8ba0920a02cf64a1247b
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18363; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Language: en-GB
Calc: threaded
Comment 4 Dieter 2021-12-01 15:58:08 UTC
Still the same with

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: d166454616c1632304285822f9c83ce2e660fd92
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19044; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-GB
Calc: CL
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2023-12-02 03:16:31 UTC
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