Bug 63082 - subscript and superscript size incorrect after copy&paste
Summary: subscript and superscript size incorrect after copy&paste
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) macOS (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-04-03 15:49 UTC by Anastasius
Modified: 2015-10-07 16:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Anastasius 2013-04-03 15:49:03 UTC
When pasting text in Draw or Impress, subscript and superscript size is 100%, i.e., normal text font size.

Steps to reproduce:

- In Draw or Impress, write a text such as "E=mc2 H2O", with the characters '2' being subscripts and superscripts (using the toolbar symbols 'subscript'/'superscript', if displayed, or the Format>Character>Position RadioButtons 'subscript'/'superscript'. The subscripts/superscripts will be smaller than the normal text.
- While the text cursor is still active, select the text or part thereof containing a subscript and/or superscript.
- Paste the text into the same text field, into a different text field or simply after deselecting everything (will create a new text field). The subscript/superscript will have normal text height, i.e. 'Relative Font Size' in Format>Character>Position will be 100%.

What should happen: Relative Font Size of subscripts and superscripts should be preserved by copy&paste.

No such problem when copying&pasting a text field containing subscripts/superscripts as a whole (without entering text editing mode).

Possibly related to 36538 and 52286 (similar problem on RTF export, resolved)
Comment 1 A (Andy) 2013-04-06 15:05:11 UTC
not reproducible with LO (Win7 Home, 64bit)

Could you please check it once more with the latest release of LO.
Comment 2 Anastasius 2013-06-25 16:57:02 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
Bug still present in LO (Mac OS X 10.6.8).
For clarification: The bug is not (and was never) present on copy/paste of text objects as a whole (arrow cursor), only when copying within a text object (text cursor).
Comment 3 sasha.libreoffice 2013-09-23 11:30:13 UTC
Thanks for bugreport
May be problem in user profile. Is this reproducible on another computer?
Comment 4 Anastasius 2013-09-26 19:49:00 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
I tied with a new installation of LO 4.05 on a computer that I had never touched before. Initially the bug was not present.
At that time I had to do the subscript/superscript formatting from the Format>Character menu.
Then I added the Format>Subscript and Format>Superscript buttons to the Text Format toolbar, to the right of the 'shadow' button (where I usually have them because I need them a lot). And using these buttons, suddenly the bug was there.

Then I tried with my usual computer, LO - where I had seen the bug very recently, with the same LO version. Today the bug was not there!

So it really seems to depend on some hidden settings - or some other factor that I cannot determine.
Comment 5 tommy27 2013-09-28 20:45:23 UTC
I'm not able to reproduce it with under Win7 64bit
Comment 6 Owen Genat (retired) 2013-11-30 05:54:58 UTC
Unable to reproduce. May be a x86 / MacOS build-specific issue. Tested the described behaviour under Crunchbang 11 x86_64 running:

- v3.3.4.1 OOO330m19 Build:401
- v3.4.6.2 OOO340m1 Build:602
- v3.5.7.2 Build ID: 3215f89-f603614-ab984f2-7348103-1225a5b
- v3.6.7.2 Build ID: e183d5b
- v4.0.6.2 Build ID: 2e2573268451a50806fcd60ae2d9fe01dd0ce24
- v4.1.3.2 Build ID: 70feb7d99726f064edab4605a8ab840c50ec57a

In all cases superscript/subscript text pastes as expected.
Comment 7 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-07-22 05:37:50 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> May be a x86 / MacOS build-specific issue.

Also tested under MacOS using v4.3.0.3 Build ID: fcd3838c4097f7817b5b3984fd88a44e1edd8548 (x86). Unable to reproduce in either Draw or Impress. Anastasius can you please test in a more recent version and report back the results?

Status set to NEEDINFO. Set status back to UNCONFIRMED once the requested information has been provided. Thanks.
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2015-02-19 04:35:41 UTC
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Comment 9 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:51:50 UTC
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Comment 10 Anastasius 2015-05-22 18:22:09 UTC
The bug is not present in LO any more (the last one that I can use on OS X 10.6.8 due to Bug 75467).
Comment 11 tommy27 2015-05-22 19:53:30 UTC
so correct status is WORKSFORME
Comment 12 tommy27 2015-05-22 19:54:34 UTC
(In reply to Anastasius from comment #10)
> The bug is not present in LO any more (the last one that I can use
> on OS X 10.6.8 due to Bug 75467).

Bug 75467 is fixed too so why don't you upgrade?
Comment 13 Anastasius 2015-10-07 16:33:17 UTC
Yes, I can confirm that I haven't seen that problem any more with the lastest LO 4 version. And special thanks to those who have fixed Bug 75467, so I could upgrade!