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Bug 138282 - FILEOPEN DOCX Textbox is partially displayed at the bottom of first page instead of top of the second
Summary: FILEOPEN DOCX Textbox is partially displayed at the bottom of first page inst...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisected, bisected, regression
Depends on:
Blocks: DOCX-Textbox
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Reported: 2020-11-17 11:20 UTC by
Modified: 2020-12-11 07:17 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

DOCX file displaying problem (39.83 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2020-11-17 11:21 UTC,
Screenshot showing badly formatted document (228.73 KB, image/png)
2020-11-17 11:22 UTC,
PDF file created by Microsoft Word (604.93 KB, application/pdf)
2020-11-17 11:25 UTC,

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Description 2020-11-17 11:20:12 UTC
Attached are 3 files:
A docx file
A Screenshot showing the file opened in Writer
A pdf of the same file created by Microsoft Office

You will see in the pdf that page 2 begins with a section in a box.  However, the screenshot shows that writer has attempted to put the box at the foot of page 1 and all of the text appears to be in one line.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open the attached docx file in Writer

Actual Results:
Examine the bottom of page 1
The box, with all its contained text is 'squashed' at the bottom of page 1

Expected Results:
There should be a box containing text on page 2 (as shown in the attached pdf file

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Build ID:
Comment 1 2020-11-17 11:21:33 UTC
Created attachment 167355 [details]
DOCX file displaying problem
Comment 2 2020-11-17 11:22:42 UTC
Created attachment 167356 [details]
Screenshot showing badly formatted document
Comment 3 2020-11-17 11:25:30 UTC
Created attachment 167357 [details]
PDF file created by Microsoft Word

This PDF shows what the document should look like.
Comment 4 Telesto 2020-11-17 18:31:47 UTC
Found in

Also in
Version: (x86)
Build ID: 5f01fe15eb2661f1f9ce12d1d99dc2a705b462ee
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: CL

and in
Build ID: c30963b8b4bbbe42a24b97aafa161eff9d7ccdd4
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3; UI render: default; 
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); Calc: CL

and in (bit slightly different)
Build ID: 3c2231d4aa4c68281f28ad35a100c092cff84f5d
CPU Threads: 4; Versie besturingssysteem:Windows 6.2; UI Render: standaard; 
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); Calc: CL

but looks fine in
Build ID: f3153a8b245191196a4b6b9abd1d0da16eead600
Locale: nl_NL
Comment 5 Usha 2020-11-18 13:24:04 UTC
i was able to reproduce this issue,I will try to bibisect this later.
Comment 6 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2020-12-08 15:34:28 UTC
Seems like this started in 5.0 with:

author	László Németh <>	2015-05-13 17:47:36 +0200
committer	László Németh <>	2015-05-13 18:10:45 +0200

tdf#91260: allow textboxes extending beyond the page bottom

@Attila, Daniel: maybe one more for you?
Comment 7 Dániel Arató (NISZ) 2020-12-08 16:11:02 UTC
(In reply to NISZ LibreOffice Team from comment #6)
> @Attila, Daniel: maybe one more for you?

We'll see when we can get to it. Probably no sooner than next year though.

By the way, can someone make a Writer vs Word comparison screenshot to make the bug more obvious? Thank you!