Created attachment 50092 [details]
Sample document with forms
The attached admittedly ugly sample document using forms was created with an older OOo version and works with OOo 3.3.0 (see attached screenshot).
When opened with LO 3.3.3, the layout is garbled: a large text box from the second page is pushed into the first page and covers many other (but not all) elements there.
Might be related to https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33624 and https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35948 .
Created attachment 50093 [details]
Screenshot of same document correctly rendered in OOo 3.3.0
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reproduced in LibO 3.6.0 master on Fedora 64 bit
not reproducible with LO 220.127.116.11 (Win7 Home, 64bit)
Does this issue still persist for you with the latest release of LO?
Bug reproduced in 4.0.2 on Fedora (RFR) 64 bit
This is maybe a Linux issue only.
Can anybody else with Windows confirm this?
Reproduced with LO 18.104.22.168 on Linux Mint Debian Ed. amd64.
Heck, LO just even crashed and took X with it!
NOT reproduced with LO 22.214.171.124 on Win 7 Pro x64 — fine there.
Therefore, seems to be a Linux only issue!
Still defunct with LO 126.96.36.199 on Linux Mint Debian Ed. !
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this is very odd: tested on Fedora 21 x86_64:
LO 4.3.6 apparently displays the document properly
all newer (4.4, master) and older LO versions mangle it
also all OOo versions: 3.4beta 3.3 3.2.1 3.0.1 mangle it
AOO 4.1.0 mangles it
the only difference between versions is that some of them
show an array of checkboxes while others don't
=> setting version to Inherited from OOo
Created attachment 114808 [details]
original attachment, with "UnxForceZeroExtLeading" setting inverted
figured it out, the different layout on Windows and Linux
is solely due to the "UnxForceZeroExtLeading" compatibility
flag in the settings.xml of the document:
<config:config-item config:name="UnxForceZeroExtLeading" config:type="boolean">true</config:config-item>
this causes a different "external leading" to be used for
particular fonts, and this particular document happens
to have its layout completely mangled then.
apparently the document was created by OOo older than 2.2,
that's why it has the compatibility flag so it is formatted
exactly as OOo < 2.2 would format it; see OOo issue 60945.
presumably the handling of the compatibility flag is broken
in LO 4.3 and was fixed for 4.4.
so somewhat surprisingly, this turns out to be not a bug but a feature.
there is apparently no UI for this flag in Tools->Options
but the following BASIC macro can turn it off (need to save and
re-load the document after running the macro to get the new layout).
settings = ThisComponent.createInstance("com.sun.star.document.Settings")
settings.UnxForceZeroExtLeading = false
Well… that's one really obscure setting I never heard about… thank you for digging it out, Michael!
The macro workaround is OK for me since it's just about one-time fixing some old forms. Nevertheless, shouldn't such a flag be available in Compatibility Options?
Thanks again, Hans