Created attachment 162341 [details]
Example file from Word
Attached document contains a paragraph formatted as Heading 1.
This has a 24 pt Spacing Before in Word, and at the top of the first page Word displays the paragraph with this much spacing before.
The second page starts after a page break with a similar Heading 1 style paragraph.
Word however does not display the paragraph with any spacing before.
Writer on the other hand displays the spacing before in both cases.
In the original document we had this difference led to a page layout change, since the content no longer fitted on just one page.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open attached document
Spacing before the second paragraph is displayed.
Spacing before the second paragraph should not be displayed. At least not in Word-made documents.
Version: 188.8.131.52.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: 642fc41cd7d080384658e10b30bb9d3b38a2cbd9
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: default; VCL: win
Locale: hu-HU (hu_HU); UI: en-US
Also happens all the way back to
Build ID: 7e68ba2-a744ebf-1f241b7-c506db1-7d5373
Created attachment 162342 [details]
Screenshot of the original document side by side in Word and Writer
I confirm it with
Version: 184.108.40.206.beta2 (x64)
Build ID: 1c213561a365b5666167321de68c9977500c9612
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18363; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-GB
Note: there is a compatibility option on Options - Writer - Compatibiltiy "Add paragraph and table spacing at tops of pages" that is enabled by default.
Turning this off makes Writer ignore the spacing before the paragraphs in this document, however not only for the second pages paragraph, but for the first too.
Maybe we should just modify this option to not work for the very first page of the document.
(In reply to NISZ LibreOffice Team from comment #3)
> Maybe we should just modify this option to not work for the very first page
> of the document.
Likely this would be a "per section", so not quite as simple as first page only. You would want to test fairly exhaustively before modifying an existing option.
Hm, this seems to be fixed now in master, after
author Justin Luth <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue Mar 07 07:43:14 2023 -0500
committer Justin Luth <email@example.com> Wed Mar 08 12:25:57 2023 +0000
tdf#153964 writerfilter compat15: top margin after break split
Also related bugs example document looks as expected/described in:
Thanks Justin for fixing this!
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 153964 ***