Bug 153407 - Inconsistent "Merge with next paragraph" border behaviour
Summary: Inconsistent "Merge with next paragraph" border behaviour
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
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Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Paragraph
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Reported: 2023-02-06 10:37 UTC by ajlittoz
Modified: 2023-08-07 21:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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No merge of borders in section with "evenly distribute contents" (21.88 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2023-02-06 10:37 UTC, ajlittoz

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Description ajlittoz 2023-02-06 10:37:29 UTC
Created attachment 185146 [details]
No merge of borders in section with "evenly distribute contents"

Paragraphs may have a border separated from text by a padding distance.

When several paragraphs with the same style follow each other, they can be made a single bloc (border-wise) by ticking "Merge with next paragraph" check box. This has the effect of ignoring bottom padding, bottom border, top border and top padding.

This works fine except when such style is used in a section with "Evenly distribute contents to all columns". In this case, bottom and top padding are kept to compute spacing between paragraphs. See attachment.

This behaviour is inconsistent and results in formatting unpredictability. Bottom and top padding should always be ignored when "Merge with next paragraph" is ticked.
Comment 1 Olivier R. 2023-02-06 11:56:26 UTC
Also occurs in LO 3.3 and AOO. -> Inherited from OOo.