Bug 51756 - scrollbars display differently when editing vs "print preview" vs when actually printed
Summary: scrollbars display differently when editing vs "print preview" vs when actual...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing and PDF export (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Scrollbars
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Reported: 2012-07-05 10:33 UTC by Pierre C
Modified: 2022-09-23 04:31 UTC (History)
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example (9.14 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2012-07-05 10:33 UTC, Pierre C
pdf of the example (16.52 KB, application/pdf)
2012-07-05 10:34 UTC, Pierre C
summary of calc, print prevew and print result (68.32 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics)
2012-07-14 08:14 UTC, Pierre C
sample document (38.79 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2012-10-07 06:44 UTC, Pierre C

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Description Pierre C 2012-07-05 10:33:00 UTC
Created attachment 63865 [details]

when using cursor, different problem happens with printing them

step to reproduce

new sheet
add a cursor, move the cursor

print preview. you can see the cursor position (but you can see it on print preview)

print the sheet, you can't see the cursor position, the cursor can't be seen

change the back ground colour to white and the colour to black, move the cursor

on print preview, you can see where the cursor is. the cursor is always at the beginning

and you can see that the background colour is not the good back ground colour (the one on you can see on the sheet)

change the colours white <-> black

you on print preview, the cursor is at the good position
Comment 1 Pierre C 2012-07-05 10:34:07 UTC
Created attachment 63866 [details]
pdf of the example
Comment 2 Pierre C 2012-07-14 08:14:12 UTC
Created attachment 64191 [details]
summary of calc, print prevew and print result

No one can help confirming this ?

Am I the only one trying to print cursors ?

No one consider annoying to have huge differences between what we see and what we print ?

please just take a little of your time to tell me to go away and stop wasting my time here

I've just add a summary of the problems
Comment 3 billhook 2012-07-15 01:28:18 UTC
What is a cursor?

> No one can help confirming this ?

Your English is unclear. "you can see the cursor position (but you can see it on print preview)". This is strange phrasing. "you on print preview". What do you mean by this?

Also, use proper case (sentences begin with a capital letter, usually).

The third post has an odg file as an attachment. What is an odg file??

What is the pdf of in the second post?
Comment 4 Pierre C 2012-07-15 07:25:33 UTC
Thank you trying to help me

Yes, my English is ugly. English is not my native language

I gave three files :

With the first one, just open it. Make a print preview, and look at the differences. And print it and Look at the differences again.

The second file, the pdf file, is the print result that I have with my computer

I gave a third file, with contain a screen copy of calc, a screen copy of calc , and a screen copy of the pdf file with is the print result.
On this file, I tried to show the differences.

what is a cursor ?

I don't now the English name of this. but on the first file, there are four of them.

It is something from witch I can move the position of a square. When printing it, I can't see the square.

Sometime the square is always at the beginning (when printing it) whatever position it is on calc 

I tried to do my best to be understood
Comment 5 Pierre C 2012-07-15 07:45:26 UTC
I've downloaded an English version of LibreOffice

I'm talking about scrollbar
Comment 6 billhook 2012-07-21 21:53:44 UTC
Confirmed on WinXP SP3 LO

Just to summarise the bug:

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open the attacked spreadsheet.
2. Move the 2nd and 4th scrollbars all the way to the right.
3. File->Page preview

Observed behaviour: The sliders on the 2nd and 4th scrollbars are displayed all the way to the left.

Expected behaviour: The sliders on those scrollbars should be displayed in the position they are in on the document (i.e. all the the way to the right)

Interestingly, I don't get the same problem with the 1st and 3rd scrollbars.

Now, print the document. (e.g. to PDF).

Observed behaviour: The sliders on the scrollbars look different again. They are not clearly visible (see the 2nd attachment PDF file)

Expected behaviour: The printed document should look the same as the document when editing.
Comment 7 Pierre C 2012-10-07 06:44:41 UTC
Created attachment 68189 [details]
sample document
Comment 8 Pierre C 2012-10-07 06:48:50 UTC
Is there a chance  for this bug to be considered ?

for me, it is a very annoying bug, and there is no workaround

I've spent a lot of time to produce the sample document, and this document must be printed for my administration.

So at least, can someone tell me if there is a chance to have this bug solved within six month ? so that I can consider another way to do my job
Comment 9 billhook 2012-10-08 22:20:56 UTC
Perhaps as a workaround you could take a screenshot then print that?
Comment 10 Pierre C 2012-12-05 16:54:33 UTC
No one can answer my question.
I consider that "you won't have any answer" is an answer

the bug is still present in 3.4 alpha
Comment 11 Norbert X 2013-03-03 17:02:25 UTC
Bug is still exists in
Comment 12 retired 2013-03-03 17:07:43 UTC
nrbrtx@gmail.com: Could you test LO 4.0 and see if this issue is still valid?
Comment 13 billhook 2013-03-04 04:28:31 UTC
I retested on

The bug with print preview is still there. i.e. "The sliders on the 2nd and 4th scrollbars are displayed all the way to the left."

The actual printed output does look better to me than it did under 3.5, but I am not sure if it would fix the OPs requirements.
Comment 14 QA Administrators 2015-04-19 03:22:47 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 15 Pierre C 2015-04-19 14:44:39 UTC
Same problems with LO
Comment 16 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:33:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 17 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 14:04:04 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 18 Pierre C 2020-09-22 08:49:13 UTC
With LO, the bug is still present in PDF export. Not tested in printing, I don't want to waste paper with this old bug
Comment 19 QA Administrators 2022-09-23 04:31:22 UTC
Dear Pierre C,

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