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Bug 63201 - FORMATTING: incorrect formatting of xls file created in MS Office/Open Offce
Summary: FORMATTING: incorrect formatting of xls file created in MS Office/Open Offce
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: filter:xls
Depends on:
Blocks: XLS
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Reported: 2013-04-06 08:14 UTC by bazilio
Modified: 2019-02-05 13:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

example xls file and 3 screenshots (150.56 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2013-04-06 08:14 UTC, bazilio

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Description bazilio 2013-04-06 08:14:48 UTC
Created attachment 77510 [details]
example xls file and 3 screenshots

Problem description: 
incorrect formatting of xls file created in MS Office/Open Office
Steps to reproduce:
1. Try to open 1.xls in open office you will see open.png
2. Try to open 1.xls in ms office you will see ms.png
2. Try to open 1.xls in Libre office you will see libre.png

Current behavior:
Libre treats cell height as 0.45 cm thats lower than i expect.
Open treats as 0.58 cm, 0.79 cm

Expected behavior:
Exactly as in open office ms office
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 bazilio 2013-04-06 08:19:07 UTC
That behavior i can see in many my xls documents.
Thats really my signle reason for stopping using libre office.
Comment 2 Thomas van der Meulen 2013-04-08 17:49:15 UTC
Thank you for bug report.
I can reporduce that the text looks the same as the picture, I will set it to New

os: osx 10.6.8
Comment 3 ign_christian 2013-05-13 07:07:34 UTC
Confirmed I often see this bug, not only cell height but also cell width.

LO (Win7 Home Premium 32bit)
Comment 4 ign_christian 2013-05-13 08:08:48 UTC
also reproducible on LO (Ubuntu 12.04 32bit)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-03-04 02:24:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Buovjaga 2015-03-24 17:26:19 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, LibO Version:
Build ID: 45e2de17089c24a1fa810c8f975a7171ba4cd432
Locale: fi_FI
Comment 7 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:25:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:27:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Roman Kuznetsov 2019-02-05 13:35:48 UTC
still repro in

Build ID: ed707a4806a489467c6d9be7d1b787dab94b5f78
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded