I am currently working on a large table, but there is a specific section of the table where the cells and text overlap. This renders the text of the concerned sections unreadable.
The bug seems to be isolated in one part of the table and only exists in Print Layout. It disappears in Web Layout. Since printing relies on Print Layout, the problem is also printed out.
Furthermore, when switching from Web Layout to Print Layout, the cells are correct for a few seconds then Writer stops responding. When it returns, the cells overlap.
Some attempts at fixing were made like deleting/inserting cells but to no avail.
Steps to reproduce:
-None specifically as it seems to be how large tables are treated.
Cells overlap in writer view, but corrects in web view.
Cell formatting should be correct in writer view.
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Screenshots of the tables
Marking this as NEEDINFO.
We'll need more than just this description to attempt to reproduce and/or see the issue.
Please attach the large document, if it's too large, if possible send it to my email address and I'll personally check it.
Once you get me the document, open this as UCNONFIRMED and I'll try to triage the issue asap.
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The file where the problem is encountered. Search for "clomiphene citrate" under Birth Control to go to the area of interest.
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Screenshot with print layout view
I can not reproduce with:
Version 18.104.22.168 (Build ID: 84102822e3d61eb989ddd325abf1ac077904985)
Version: 22.214.171.124 release
Bodhi Linux x64
This looks fine to me as well, because of this I suspect it's an environment issue.
@John - please reset your user profile to see if that fixes it https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile
Marking as WFM as we have two QA staff unable to reproduce with a test file that is having a problem on a single machine
cc'ing Joren to get one last opinion
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Thanks for your input, Joel and Mario!
Joel, I did as you advised. Unfortunately, it still persisted, albeit more sporadically now than consistently. Tried it in 126.96.36.199 and still no go. If it's anything, the problem persists on 2 machines. I have a desktop and a laptop (both Ubuntu 12.04.2 x86_64 running LO 188.8.131.52) and the story is the same.
Whatever it is that's on my system, I hope it sorts itself out. Thanks for your time!
I can confirm this behavior using Linux Mint 14 x64 and LibreOffice 184.108.40.206 rc.
When I open the document, and scroll to page 54 where that table "Birth Control" (see screenshots) is placed, it looks good. When I open Page Preview (File > Page Preview or Ctrl + Shift + O) it still looks OK. But, when I "Close Preview" it is all messed up. Suddenly that "Birth Control" section starts at page 52.
I tried to reproduce this multiple times, but can't reproduce this every single time.
What I tried:
* Open that document
* Open the search box (Edit > Find ... or Ctrl+F)
* Type "birth" (without quotes) in the search box
* Click on down arrow once (or hit 'Enter' once)
* Now, click 2 times on arrow up (because that table sections is at the end of the document)
* (select Yes on the dialog if he said that he reached the end of the document)
* Now open Page Preview (File Page Preview or Ctrl + Shift + O or icon on menu bar)
* Close Preview
As I said: this isn't reproducible every time. If it isn't reproducible, please reopen the document without closing LibreOffice. If it's still not reproducible, close LibreOffice and restart it. Try again. I can't find any consistency.
Very odd ...
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I can reproduce it sometimes ... Linux Mint 14 x64
Joren - looks like NEW is the right status then, inconsistent bugs are the worst :-/
Normal - prevents high quality work
Medium - default for normal bugs, I think that this is good for now, if this is a regression let's push it to high and try to bibisect it.
@John - can you confirm that this is a regression?
Joren, yes I can confirm the same behavior using your method. This is what I did:
From an empty desktop:
1. Open the file
2. Search for "clomiphene citrate." At this point, the table is CORRECT.
3. Switch views using CTRL + SHIFT + O
4. Click "Close Preview"
5. Search for "clomiphene citrate" again. This time, the table is INCORRECT.
As further testing, I did this:
6. Click Window --> Close Window
7. Then File --> Open Recent Document --> Pharmacology Drug Table.odt
8. Go back to Step #2.
After several tries,
9. Exit LibreOffice
10. Go back to Step #1
And I also get inconsistent results. In my case, around 3/5 times are broken, but it's still sporadic at best. As for my original method of switching to Web Layout to Print Layout, the results are even more inconsistent. Happens about 1/5 times.
Joel, I'm sorry, but I don't know how to confirm a regression. How can I help with that? If we're referring to versions, the behavior is observable using 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124-Ubuntu.
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This NEW Message was generated on: 2015-02-19
Not reproducible for me with LibreOffice 188.8.131.52.0+ built at home under Ubuntu 14.10 x86-64.
Closing as WorksForMe. Please, feel free to reopen if you still encounter the same problem with current stable version.
Best regards. JBF