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Bug 55629 - FORMATTING: Numbered bullet points cause text to be misaligned when number is too large
Summary: FORMATTING: Numbered bullet points cause text to be misaligned when number is...
Status: RESOLVED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
3.6.1.2 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: BSA
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Reported: 2012-10-04 15:12 UTC by Gabriel Diosan
Modified: 2013-06-27 17:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Test document (11.42 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2012-10-04 15:12 UTC, Gabriel Diosan
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Description Gabriel Diosan 2012-10-04 15:12:15 UTC
Created attachment 68086 [details]
Test document

When numbering (with Roman numerals in this instance) Libreoffice Writer will keep all the numbered lines aligned with each other. But when you get to a large number (such as viii.) there is insufficient room and the text is tabbed across to the right and thereby throws it out of alignment with the rest of the numbered entries. The following line (ix. in this instance) is aligned like the rest of the numbered entries. (see attached document which shows the problem) I have not tried too many other numbering types (mainly Roman numerals where the problem is more evident) but the same behaviour is present in MS Word as well.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Create a list of numbered dot points using Roman numerals
2. Ensure that the list goes up to (x.)
3. The problem will be present at number (viii.)

Current behavior:

The numbered entry (viii. in this case) throws the alignment of the text out by tabbing it across to the right (only for that row).

Expected behavior:

The numbered entry (viii.) should keep the same text alignment as the other numbered rows. This could be done by allowing more space between the numbers and text by default or for Libreoffice Writer to detect that the alignment will be thrown out at (viii.) or other numbered entry that causes the problem and modifies the alignment of all numbered entries to keep all of them in the same alignment.

There will need to be a decision made on how high the numbered entry is before the text is tabbed across like the current behaviour. For example, if you reach bullet point number 1000 should Libreoffice realign all other numbered points?

Test on Libreoffice 3.6.1 on Windows and Libreoffice 3.5.4 in Linux Mint.

Platform (if different from the browser): 
              
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
Comment 1 bfoman (inactive) 2013-04-30 12:35:00 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> When numbering (with Roman numerals in this instance) Libreoffice Writer
> will keep all the numbered lines aligned with each other. But when you get
> to a large number (such as viii.) there is insufficient room and the text is
> tabbed across to the right and thereby throws it out of alignment with the
> rest of the numbered entries. The following line (ix. in this instance) is
> aligned like the rest of the numbered entries.

Confirmed with:
LO 4.0.2.2
Build ID: own W7 debug build
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit

Word 2010 right-aligns the Roman numerals, so following text is always aligned properly.
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2013-06-27 17:05:33 UTC
This actually is not a bug - I've reported something similar in the past. 

What you need to do is change tab stop to space in Format -> Bullets & Numbers -> Position -> Number Followed By and select "space"

then select "right" for number alignment.


This all behaves as expected -> sometimes I wonder about our choice of default but marking this as NOTABUG.