Bug 131027 - Different footnote line thickness
Summary: Different footnote line thickness
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: Footnote-Endnote
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Reported: 2020-02-29 13:14 UTC by David Liška
Modified: 2022-08-04 03:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

screen recording form 30th of may 2020 (4.73 MB, video/mp4)
2020-05-30 19:00 UTC, Diana

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Description David Liška 2020-02-29 13:14:25 UTC
The separating line above the footnotes periodically disappears.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Add footnote - The separating line appears
2.Add footnote - The separating line disappears
3.Add footnote - The separating line appears
and so on

Actual Results:
The separating line periodically disappears.

Expected Results:
The separating line has to be always visible.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Julien Nabet 2020-03-01 20:16:11 UTC
On which LO version are you?
Last stable one is 6.3.5, could you give it a try?
Comment 2 David Liška 2020-03-01 20:37:38 UTC
The bug is on LO Writer
Now, I have installed stable version 6.3.5 and the bug is still there. Thanks.
Comment 3 Julien Nabet 2020-03-01 20:43:27 UTC
Thank you for your feedback, I don't have more questions for the moment.
Comment 4 Roman Kuznetsov 2020-03-02 13:41:34 UTC
no repro in

Версия: (x64)
ID сборки: 41177730421f9be9ad955766a5a19667d8003b11
Потоков ЦП: 4; ОС: Windows 10.0 Build 18362; Отрисовка ИП: по умолчанию; VCL: win; 
Локаль: ru-RU (ru_RU); Язык интерфейса: ru-RU
Calc: threaded
Comment 5 David Liška 2020-03-02 14:02:25 UTC
You're right, I have tested it now on other comp (same version - last stable version) and no repro...
Comment 6 Roman Kuznetsov 2020-03-02 14:09:13 UTC
So let's close it as WFM
Comment 7 Julien Nabet 2020-03-02 14:30:35 UTC
It's not a WONTFIX but a WFM.
Comment 8 David Liška 2020-03-14 18:12:51 UTC
Hi, on my PC problem is, that the some lines above the footnotes are missing. On other PC the same lines are not missing, but are bolder then the other ones. I think this is a good start for fix the bug. Thank you and let me know, please.
Comment 9 Roman Kuznetsov 2020-03-14 18:26:17 UTC
(In reply to David Liška from comment #8)
> Hi, on my PC problem is, that the some lines above the footnotes are
> missing. On other PC the same lines are not missing, but are bolder then the
> other ones. I think this is a good start for fix the bug. Thank you and let
> me know, please.

what LibreOffice version do you use on your PC?
Comment 10 David Liška 2020-03-14 21:54:02 UTC
Last stable version
Comment 11 Diana 2020-05-30 19:00:20 UTC
Created attachment 161430 [details]
screen recording form 30th of may 2020
Comment 12 Diana 2020-05-30 19:34:48 UTC
I was able to reproduce this issue in LibreOffice Writer with the same steps, having my zoom factor from the program set at 100% and my custom scaling from my computer at 120%. I have attached a screen recording. 

I was not able to reproduce this issue in MS Word version 2004 (Build 12730.20270) and in OpenOffice 4.1.7 but from my research, this issue was happening in MS WORD 2003 and was reported on several forums and communities during some years. In Adobe Support Community was also present. 
From what I have read it has a great impact on users, especially on writers and novelists.

Here are my details:
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
This was my LibreOffice Writer version: (x64)
Build ID: 747b5d0ebf89f41c860ec2a39efd7cb15b54f2d8
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0
Comment 13 David Liška 2020-05-31 08:56:19 UTC
I noticed, that footnotes problem dissapears when print or export document to pdf...
Comment 14 Julien Nabet 2020-05-31 18:47:51 UTC
On pc Debian x86-64 with master sources updated today + gtk3 rendering, I got a slightly different problem.
When launching Writer on a brand new file and beginning to add footnotes, one time I got a thick line, the second time I got normal line, then 3rd time thick line, 4th time a normal line, etc.

Build ID: bfbf745470cb6f99532523fdeffca061b37d8393
CPU threads: 12; OS: Linux 5.6; UI render: default; VCL: kf5
Locale: fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 15 QA Administrators 2022-08-04 03:33:51 UTC
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