Bug 145783 - Style does not save Orphan or Widow control Setting of 3 (docx and doc)
Summary: Style does not save Orphan or Widow control Setting of 3 (docx and 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:
Reported: 2021-11-19 20:30 UTC by Daniel Will
Modified: 2021-11-20 09:04 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Daniel Will 2021-11-19 20:30:39 UTC
I have REPEATEDLY set the default style with orphan and widow control of 3 (rather than the default 2). I change the setting, I immediately save. 

During the session, that setting stays. But if I close the file and reopen it, the setting reverts to 2/2 instead of 3/3

This is CONSISTENT. (x64)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go into Default Style (on a long doc, mine is 620 pages)
2. Change orphan AND widow control to 3
3. Save file
4. Close Writer
5. Open Writer
6. Open file
7. Note that the orphan widow controls have reverted to 2

Actual Results:
Orphan and Widow control settings will rever to 2/2 rather than the previous set (and saved!) 3/3

Expected Results:
Orphan Widow control saved at 3/3 should be at 3/3 when the file is reopened.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
[Information automatically included from LibreOffice]
Locale: en-US
Module: TextDocument
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OS: Windows (All)
OS is 64bit: no
Comment 1 Julien Nabet 2021-11-19 22:15:51 UTC
On pc Debian x86-64 with master sources updated today or with LO Debian package I don't reproduce this.

Here the steps I did:
- Create a brand new file
- F11
- Right click on "Default Paragraph Style" + Modify
- Click "Text Flow" tab
- Put 3 to Orphan control and 3 to Widow control (instead of 2 for both)
- Click Ok
- Save the odt file
- Close the file
- Reopen it
- Right click again on "Default Paragraph Style" + Modify
- Click "Text Flow" tab
=> both Orphan control and Widow control have 3 for values.

Did you saved in odt or in another format? Do you reproduce this on a brand new file?
Comment 2 Daniel Will 2021-11-20 07:09:53 UTC
The file is 620 pages long and was originally created in Google Docs and saved as a .docx file--and subsequently saved as a DOCX file.

When I changed the orphan/widow and saved to .ODT format, that correct setting was maintained.
Comment 3 Julien Nabet 2021-11-20 09:03:21 UTC
Orphan and widow values are saved when using odt, but it's not the case with docx.

I noticed tdf#124366 so I put it in See also.