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Bug 57345 - FILEOPEN: cell borders width of double line is no longer clear as with old version
Summary: FILEOPEN: cell borders width of double line is no longer clear as with old ve...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) All
: high normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisected, regression
: 65164 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Cell-Border
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Reported: 2012-11-20 21:55 UTC by S.Andreason
Modified: 2016-12-27 16:46 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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various border styles (17.53 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2012-11-20 21:55 UTC, S.Andreason
screenshot #1 of 3.4.5 showing various border styles (75.89 KB, image/png)
2012-11-20 21:57 UTC, S.Andreason
screenshot #2 of 3.6.3 showing various border styles (88.05 KB, image/png)
2012-11-20 21:58 UTC, S.Andreason
screenshot #3 of 3.6.3 showing various border styles including new 0.05pt (91.88 KB, image/png)
2012-11-20 22:00 UTC, S.Andreason
screenshot #4 of 3.4.5 loading the modified ods showing various border styles (77.37 KB, image/png)
2012-11-20 22:01 UTC, S.Andreason
pdf of how it looks in Ubuntu x64 with LibreOffice 5.3beta2 (38.80 KB, application/pdf)
2016-12-27 16:46 UTC, Justin L

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Description S.Andreason 2012-11-20 21:55:06 UTC
Created attachment 70332 [details]
various border styles

I have an older sheet with double-line borders to mark special cells. Now they look like one thick line at 100% zoom. This is shown in the 4 png below, in cell A1. If I zoom in to max, then the double line is still visible, but only for cells in .ods file created in older versions.

If I load 3.6.3, new spreadsheet, add border, 0.05pt double line (2nd from the bottom in the new listbox lineup) at 100% zoom this line is 4 pixels tall, a solid line. 
If I zoom in to max, it is still a solid line. 

The double-line border (1 pixel solid-1 pixel transparent-1 pixel solid) has effectively been lost. I can not find a setting to get it back.

I am attaching an ods made in 3.4.5, showing all border types available in that version. The first png shows that result. 
Then I loaded that ods in 3.6.3, png#2
and added the new 0.05 pt examples, png#3
and then last loaded the modified ods back in 3.4.5. png#4

Some cells have lost the border completely. I'll file a new bug report for that separate issue.
Comment 1 S.Andreason 2012-11-20 21:57:31 UTC
Created attachment 70333 [details]
screenshot #1 of 3.4.5 showing various border styles
Comment 2 S.Andreason 2012-11-20 21:58:48 UTC
Created attachment 70335 [details]
screenshot #2 of 3.6.3 showing various border styles
Comment 3 S.Andreason 2012-11-20 22:00:17 UTC
Created attachment 70336 [details]
screenshot #3 of 3.6.3 showing various border styles including new 0.05pt
Comment 4 S.Andreason 2012-11-20 22:01:56 UTC
Created attachment 70337 [details]
screenshot #4 of 3.4.5 loading the modified ods showing various border styles
Comment 5 S.Andreason 2012-11-20 22:04:51 UTC
Comment on attachment 70337 [details]
screenshot #4 of 3.4.5 loading the modified ods showing various border styles

4 cells created in 3.6.3 with smaller point size, do not show at all in 3.4.5
Additionally 10 more cells were modified by 3.6.3 without user intervention, and are no longer showing as created.
Comment 6 m.a.riosv 2012-11-27 00:47:46 UTC
Have you tried disabling anti-aliasing?
Menu/Tools/Options/LibreOffice/View/Use Anti-Aliasing.
Comment 7 S.Andreason 2012-11-27 15:15:22 UTC
Yes I have tried that, but anti-aliasing was turned on for graphics in 3.4.5, looked good, and did not do this blurring of Straight and Crisp lines. It used to blur only the angles, which is as it should be.

Now it is blurring the straight lines that should be 1 pixel wide, into a 3 pixel wide mess. This is not the expected behavior of anti-alias.

Turning off anti-alias in 3.6 does remove the blurring, but also leaves the angled lines jagged.
Comment 8 m.a.riosv 2012-11-27 16:21:19 UTC
I think this was discussed last week at the minutes ESC.
Comment 9 Joel Madero 2013-05-29 18:46:08 UTC
Thank you for reporting this issue! I have been able to confirm the issue on:
Version: ID: b0a1666f756aa5f5315366eca9d7d02ddd55d2b
Date:   Tue May 28 08:51:01 2013 +0300 
Platform: Bodhi Linux 2.2 x64

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As I've been able to confirm this problem I am marking as:

New (confirmed)
Normal - can prevent high quality work
High - borders are quite popular and expected to be consistent. The older style IMO looked cleaner

Whiteboard Status - bibisectrequest - might be possible in this case

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Comment 10 ign_christian 2013-07-13 03:08:01 UTC
*** Bug 65164 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Joel Madero 2013-10-18 22:06:55 UTC
322dea02e8867272a756e7430e689699d2216aad is the first bad commit
commit 322dea02e8867272a756e7430e689699d2216aad
Author: Bjoern Michaelsen <>
Date:   Sun Dec 9 11:37:59 2012 +0000

    commit 18e6e7d929c2be209407ed2e56b8ec4d5e6c4900
    Author:     Julien Nabet <>
    AuthorDate: Mon May 14 18:59:35 2012 +0200
    Commit:     Julien Nabet <>
    CommitDate: Mon May 14 19:01:02 2012 +0200
        WaE : XKeycodeToKeysym deprecated
        Replaced by XkbKeycodeToKeysym
        Change-Id: Ide8331705369d0c38e72bfe693102625e62a87e1

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Comment 12 Xisco Faulí 2014-07-31 13:45:15 UTC
- Add 'regression' to keywords
- Add 'FILEOPEN' to summary
- Change platform to x86(IA32) All as it can be reproduced in Windows as well

This issue is still reproducible with Version:
Build ID: 0d5d8c22f7be41d408d8ee4012ef1a6f4368423e
TinderBox: Win-x86@51-TDF, Branch:libreoffice-4-3, Time: 2014-07-23_05:34:04
Comment 13 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-13 11:09:31 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 Justin L 2016-12-27 16:45:27 UTC
A lot has changed regarding borders and most complaints seem to be from the 3.6/4.0 time frame.  In 5.3beta2, in general things look pretty nice - not ugly. And specifically cell A1 is showing as a double line instead of a single-thick line.

I suggest (by marking it as worksforme) that this bug be closed since it doesn't seem to be a current issue.
Comment 15 Justin L 2016-12-27 16:46:38 UTC
Created attachment 129964 [details]
pdf of how it looks in Ubuntu x64 with LibreOffice 5.3beta2