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Example file from PowerPoint
Attached simple PP-made presentation contains a table with Arial narrow, bold, 36 pt font set.
Selecting this table in Impress, changing font type and size, then setting a slide background somehow changes the font size to 18 pt.
The same strange behavior does not happen with an odp file.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open attached file
2. Select the whole table
3. Change the font with the Text Formatting toolbar, I used Linux Libertine G
4. Change the font size, I used 40 pt
5. Unselect the table, right click on the slide, select Slide Properties
6. On the Background tab set a new color
The font size used by the characters (check in the Character properties) becomes 18 pt.
Selecting the whole table still displays 40 pt font on the Text Formatting toolbar, or in the Table Properties dialog.
The font size does not change.
The problem may stem from the different table / character font settings: in PP there is no way to set font size on the table level, only at the character level.
Impress allows setting both character level and table level font properties.
Version: 126.96.36.199.alpha0+ (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: a809b2ab2553e946431699d9d7ac3f6209cbdd6b
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18363; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (hu_HU); UI: en-US
Also happens in 7.0, 6.0, 5.0.
But not yet in
Build ID: de093506bcdc5fafd9023ee680b8c60e3e0645d7
Bibisected using bibisect-win32-5.0 to:
author Caolán McNamara <email@example.com> 2015-02-18 15:04:45 +0000
committer Caolán McNamara <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2015-02-18 16:14:00 +0000
Resolves: rhbz#1193971 clear hard-coded char props in table cells...
Adding CC to: Caolán McNamara
Observation: before this commit changing the font and size on the Text Formatting toolbar was not applied to the existing text in the table, after this one they started to apply.
Created attachment 171283 [details]
Screenshot of the original document side by side in PowerPoint and Impress
Created attachment 171284 [details]
The original document in Impress after changing the font settings
Created attachment 171285 [details]
The original document in Impress after changing the background color too
Version: 188.8.131.52.alpha0+ / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 41145efffe9d5af358a52b9e114bb01b98b3d7c2
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.7; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US
wrt the bisect, to make sure I understand, before the identified commit steps 2 and 3 didn't really do anything ?
This seems to have been fixed in 7.2 by:
author merttumer <email@example.com> Thu Apr 15 11:21:01 2021 +0300
committer Mert Tumer <firstname.lastname@example.org> Mon May 03 06:51:22 2021 +0200
Fix ESC key selects all the cells of the table object
Now the font size is not reset.
Thanks Mert for making this one go away :).