Bug 55749 - EDITING: wrong character position (1/2 character height displaced down) after copy/paste
Summary: EDITING: wrong character position (1/2 character height displaced down) after...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Paste Shapes
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Reported: 2012-10-08 04:54 UTC by Rainer Bielefeld Retired
Modified: 2019-12-03 14:06 UTC (History)
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Description Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-10-08 04:54:36 UTC
I found this problem during my research for Bug 53355 - "Export a selection of linear or axial small number of steps gradient adds black separator lines"

Steps how to reproduce  with Server-installation of Master "3.7.0.alpha0+  – ENGLISH UI [Build ID: f2e622]" {tinderbox: Win-x86@16, pull time 2012-10-06 09:31:39} on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) UserInstallation=$SYSUSERCONFIG/LOdev/3:

1. Open Attachment 65403 [details] 
2. Select Shape "B" including "B" with mouse frame around that shape
   > control points appear, 'arrowup' will move shape together with "b"
2. Menu 'Modify -> Group'  (not necessary)
3. <Control+c> for 'Copy'
4. Menu 'File - New -> DRAWING'
   New drawing will be opened
5. <Control+v> for 'paste' (into new DRAWING)
   Expected: New group looks exactly as in source document with "B" app.
             1 character size distance from bottom and left border
   Actual: Character moved down, exceeds bottom shape border

Same with

No problem when copy / paste in same Drawing or to a Writer document.

Not reproducible with my own sample documents, no idea what special circumstances in Attachment 65403 [details] cause this problem
Comment 1 Anastasius 2012-11-06 11:20:39 UTC
In Draw, copy and successive paste almost always puts the duplicate object at a position that is slightly off from the original position. This not only happens when pasting into a different drawing but also when pasting to the same document. This is especially nasty if one needs to have the objects aligned to the grid ('Snap to Grid' on); the result will be off the grid.

If the drawing is simple, the offset is usually not large, it may be just 0.01 mm (I have mm units and the grid at 1 mm). I have the impression that the offset is worst if the object has been drawn rather early, then I often get an offset of -0.3 mm in x and y.

Steps to reproduce it:
1. Open a reasonably complex drawing, with units in mm (file size approx 20 kB)
2. Select any object and remember coordinates in the status line
3. Copy
4. Paste and look at the coordinates in the status line. Often, the x and/or y is shifted w.r.t. the previous value. One might also see that it is not as the same position as the original.

LibreOffice, Mac OS X 10.6.8
Comment 2 ydutrieux 2012-12-15 21:40:02 UTC
Reproduced with libo Version (Build ID: 87906242e87d3ddb2ba9827818f2d1416d80cc7)

I mean the bug Rainer as entered.
Comment 3 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-07-05 12:48:29 UTC
Still reproducable using provided attachment and instructions under Debian 7 x86_64 running v4.3.0.2 Build ID: 14ed55896fdfcb93ff437b85c4f3e1923d2b1409.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:44:02 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-10-23 08:02:19 UTC
Still repro.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: fcc2415ade6ae93710bbbda9f7e163045e323105
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-10-21_16:55:13
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2016-11-08 11:15:04 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 14:06:59 UTC
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