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Bug 69968 - FORMATTING font width wrong in impress for long lines
Summary: FORMATTING font width wrong in impress for long lines
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Mac OS X (All)
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Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-09-30 14:56 UTC by Piotr Luszczek
Modified: 2015-07-19 23:05 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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wrong text width in two identical lines which are part of one long line (52.17 KB, image/png)
2013-09-30 14:56 UTC, Piotr Luszczek

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Description Piotr Luszczek 2013-09-30 14:56:58 UTC
Created attachment 86852 [details]
wrong text width in two identical lines which are part of one long line

Problem description: cursor position is wrong for long lines in LibreOffice Impress 4.1.2 on Mac OS X Mtn. Lion

Steps to reproduce:
1. Create empty Presentation in Impress.
2. Change Layout to "Title, Content".
3. In the "Content" frame start typing a long sentence until the line gets broken and continue typing. Preferably, you should type the same thing as before so you see two lines (one above the other) with the exact same text.
4. The cursor position and text width in the line above is wrong.
5. The displayed fonts are narrower than the selection made by text cursor.
6. Selecting text in the first line does not correspond to the letters.
It is the worst at the end of the first line. Text cursor is in the middle
of letters.

Expected behavior: text cursor should be on either side of a letter. Selection
should not cut letters in half.

1. Go to the end of the first line where the line is broken.
2. Insert manual line break (Shift+Enter).
3. If both lines contain the same text, they should be equal size now

I have this bug even if:
1. I change the sans serif font (Arial, Cambria, Candara, Corbel, Helvetica, ...)
2. I change to mono-space font (Andale Mono, Courier, Anonymous Pro, ...)
3. I wipe my configuration files from ~/Library
4. Change LO from 4.0 to 4.1.2 and any version in between

The bug even occurs in LO Formula editor: as you type in the formula text in
the bottom input text area, the fixed-width fonts get wrong width for long lines. Inserting manual page break (Shift-Enter) fixes the problem.

I don't have any fonts (Libertine, Source Pro, ...) installed by LO
(I didn't remove any fonts after LO installation).
The only fonts I use are from Apple or Microsoft or it's Anonymous Pro.

There is a related bug (# 69879):
Comment 1 Vossman 2014-03-19 15:55:06 UTC
This appears to be a problem with only OpenType fonts, I switched to a TrueType font and no longer experience this problem. Can someone confirm?
Comment 2 Piotr Luszczek 2014-03-19 18:42:11 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> This appears to be a problem with only OpenType fonts, I switched to a
> TrueType font and no longer experience this problem. Can someone confirm?

I just tested it again with LibreOffice Impress 4.2 on Mac OS X Mtn. Lion.
The problem is for both TTF (Constantia, Helvetica, DejaVu Sans) and OTF (Apple Gothic Neo, ...) fonts.

The other suites must be using something different. Apache OOo 4.1 Beta puts the cursor in the right place. And so does Neo Office 3.3 which also shows many more variants for a single font (Helvetica Light, Bold, UltraLight, ...). It seems to me that it is unique to LO-specific code. But I don't have experience with the code base.
Comment 3 Vossman 2014-03-19 21:40:14 UTC
OTF fonts are still a problem for me on, Mac OS X 10.9
Comment 4 jl.lesieur 2014-06-09 08:30:37 UTC
I can reproduce this with on mac os x mountain lion with font "Arial"
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:43:25 UTC
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Comment 6 Piotr Luszczek 2015-07-19 23:05:46 UTC
This is fixed in 4.4 (I'm using right now on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 3 but 10.10 Yosemite worked just as well)