Created attachment 79640 [details]
Column width information not remembered correctly on XLS.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open attached file
2. Autofit width all columns A-F -> mark all columns A-F & double-click separator column F-G
3. Check that column width should be the same as written on row 27
4. Save, close, & reopen file
5. Check & see that column width change to what is written on row 28
6. Modify cell A1 by inputting single space, then enter
7. Save, close, & reopen file
8. Check & see that column width change to what is written on row 29
Problem: column width change unexpectedly without any changes that affect width
Tested on LO 22.214.171.124 (Win7 Home Premium 32bit). I believe this problem persists since LO 3.6.
Tested on LO 126.96.36.199 (Ubuntu 12.04 32bit) generates same behavior with slightly different value (smaller column width)
I'm using inches but I do see that the #'s are definitely changing.
LibreOffice Version 188.8.131.52
Minor - doesn't prevent high quality work but can slow it down substantially
High - in general these are low but I think column width is one of those things that most people expect to work correctly. Furthermore it's a feature that essentially anyone using spreadsheet depends on (ie. not some special feature)
Thanks for the clear report, really easy to triage this one due to attachment and steps :)
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Created attachment 124694 [details]
Affected XLS file example
This file opens with difference column widths in Windows LO 5.1 and Linux LO 5.1.
(In reply to brucehohl from comment #5)
> Created attachment 124694 [details]
> Affected XLS file example
> This file opens with difference column widths in Windows LO 5.1 and Linux LO
Column widths when opened on Windows LO 184.108.40.206:
A = 0.53
B = 2.34
C = 1.42
D = 1.42
E = 1.71
Column widths when opened on Linux LO 220.127.116.11
A = 0.67
B = 2.95
C = 1.79
D = 1.79
E = 2.15
There are definitely column width preservation problems in LO 5.x with respect to XLS and XLSX file formats (and perhaps between Windows & Linux builds).
I was completely unable to replicate. Tested with bibisect43all back to last36onmaster. (Ubuntu 16.04 x64). F column width was always 1.12in.