Bug 45261 - EDITING: unbalanced distribution of text between columns
Summary: EDITING: unbalanced distribution of text between columns
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Page-Layout-Columns
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Reported: 2012-01-26 01:28 UTC by Paolo Benvenuto
Modified: 2020-10-06 03:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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unbalanced text in the 2 columns sections (306.71 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2012-01-26 01:28 UTC, Paolo Benvenuto

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Description Paolo Benvenuto 2012-01-26 01:28:54 UTC
Created attachment 56170 [details]
unbalanced text in the 2 columns sections

The attacched doc includes a 2 columns section with the "uniformous distribution of content between columns" flag checked.

When I open it, the text isn't uniformously distributed between the 2 columns, the left column extends more than the right one.

I can get the columns correctly distribued this way:
- place the cursor at the beginning of the line following the two columns section (at the beginning of the all-1 word)
- backspace
- undo (ctl-z) => the columns are now balanced

Now save the doc:
- space - backspace (in order to be able to save: if you don't do this you aren't allowed to save because you haven't modified anything)
- save (ctl-s)
- close the doc
- reopen it -> the columns are unbalanced again!!!

This bug was already present in openoffice, it's a long time bug.

It's quite annoying!
Comment 1 A (Andy) 2013-05-06 20:44:19 UTC
not reproducible with LO (Win7 Home, 64bit)

Does this issue still persist for you with the latest release of LO?
Comment 2 Paolo Benvenuto 2013-05-06 21:34:12 UTC (Build ID: 400m0(Build:2))

still present
Comment 3 Paolo Benvenuto 2013-05-06 21:34:27 UTC
ubuntu linux
Comment 4 Paolo Benvenuto 2013-05-06 21:34:43 UTC
64 bit
Comment 5 Paolo Benvenuto 2013-05-06 21:34:59 UTC
almost certainly in 32bit too
Comment 6 A (Andy) 2013-05-06 21:47:47 UTC
@Paolo: Thank you very much for your very fast reply!

so it is maybe a Linux issue only -> changed the platform to Linux as long as nobody else confirms this with Windows
Comment 7 Paolo Benvenuto 2013-10-24 11:07:57 UTC
still present in linux
Comment 8 Paolo Benvenuto 2013-10-25 07:14:06 UTC
Any idea what could this bug depend on or what file could be located in?
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:42:16 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Paolo Benvenuto 2015-04-07 12:36:14 UTC
Still present in linux ubuntu 14.04, lo 4.4.2 from ppa
Comment 11 Buovjaga 2015-06-13 12:32:39 UTC
If I go to Format - Columns, uncheck the Evenly distribute option, ok, then go back and check it, it works ok. Saving & reloading brings it back to the non-even state.

Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit 
Build ID: a9286c302e96258f32d13fb66aced25750e82cd3
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF-dbg, Branch:master, Time: 2015-06-13_00:35:08
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8)

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: d56b125f6c6c18ac40712cefc3cec06530750e15
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2015-06-13_07:08:43
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:01:21 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 Paolo Benvenuto 2016-09-20 12:43:43 UTC
still present in 5.1
Comment 14 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-29 08:52:41 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 15 Paolo Benvenuto 2017-09-29 12:02:14 UTC
confirmed in ubuntu
Comment 16 QA Administrators 2018-09-30 02:47:23 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 17 QA Administrators 2020-10-06 03:44:46 UTC
Dear Paolo Benvenuto,

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