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Bug 66285 - FORMATTING: Tab spacing becomes inconsistent.
Summary: FORMATTING: Tab spacing becomes inconsistent.
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Reported: 2013-06-27 22:25 UTC by neinome
Modified: 2014-02-26 19:31 UTC (History)
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Description neinome 2013-06-27 22:25:47 UTC
Problem description: 
I'm writing a time line where the dates are on the left and a description of what happened then is on the right.  The problem is that half way down the page, the tabbing I've set stops lining up, even though the tab markers have not moved from where they were.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Set units to centimeters (I don't know if this truly has anything to do with it, but it's how mine is set).
2. Set tabs places at every 0.5cm up to 7.0cm
3. Type and try to keep consistent tabs down the page (I was spacing to 2.5cm)
4. Take small varied breaks during typing to gather data. (May not be necessary but it's something that I was doing).

Current behavior:
Tabs stopped being aligned during the time I spent typing. It looks like this:

<Date>:   This happened  on this day.  And then  this occurred
          because of it.
<Date2>:  A friend came over today with my children.  They did
            all sorts of things.

The second line will be half way between tabs, because the first will end up being only half the spacing it should.

Expected behavior:
Tabs should be precisely aligned to their columns.
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 retired 2013-07-03 13:39:17 UTC
neinome: Could you please attach the document in question so we can test this and try to reproduce the problem.

Also screenshots pointing out the problem might help to verify this bug.

Thanks :)
Comment 2 retired 2013-07-03 13:39:41 UTC
After providing the requested info, please set the bug to UNCONFIRMED.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2014-02-02 02:06:54 UTC
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Comment 4 QA Administrators 2014-02-26 19:31:24 UTC
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