Created attachment 86940 [details]
Example of bad formatted section
Steps to reproduce:
1. Create new writer document
2. Click on Insert>Section>Columns, choose 2 columns and click on Insert
3. Insert any table after the section. (Click on Table>Insert>Table and insert)
4. Copy the table
5. Paste into the section
The sections size grows to the next page and the table is duplicated twice. The rest of page one is empty and can't be edited.
no strange formatting
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: 18.104.22.168 release
LO has rules to govern different situations :
1/ where to split horizontally a zone of content, in order to break correctly between pages and sections ; in the present case, the 2x2 table can be broken between the 2 lines, thanks to the settings in the table properties,
2/ when to split horizontally ; general rule is : if there is not enough place until the end of the page or until the end of the section column (without setting "columns of equalized length") in page ; if the split gives the best equalization of all the section columns of the page (with setting "columns of equalized length"),
3/ where to position the parts, in case of an effective split : at the top of the next page or section
4/ what to do if a part of a splitted content overflows also at its new place in top of the page/section : an abrupt trimming at the bottom.
In the case of the present Bugzilla file, we can see the application of some of the above rules (suggested modification for a better understanding : fill the 4 cells with a/b/c/d before copying) :
a/ the first positionning of the pasted material seems computed with the initial length of the section columns ; just before the "paste", the table doesn't fit in the current 1st column height ; even its first row alone doesn't fit too. This results in nothing in page 1/column 1, the first row abruptly trimmed at the top of the page 1/column 2, the impossibility to insert any text at the bottom of the page 1/columns 1 and 2, an unexpected empty row at the beginning of page 2/column 1 the and the remaining of the table in page 2/column 2,
b/ however, after the above positionning, LO notes that it has made a page break, so it adjusts the lenght of the page 1/columns 1 and 2 to the page length : this results to the incomprehensible final lay-out,
c/ note that a small adjusment of page lengh resets all contents to its correct place.
What is patently false :
- the initial placement made before the application of rules to lenghten sections (I guess that the correction is tricky, with a kind of iterative criteria "where is the better equalisation between the different possible splitting points, knowing that the section lengh may vary within limits"),
- the insertion of the empty row at the top of page 2/section 1.
My bug analysis is still valid for LibO 22.214.171.124.
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(In reply to Chris from comment #0)
> Created attachment 86940 [details]
> Example of bad formatted section
> Problem description:
> Steps to reproduce:
> 1. Create new writer document
> 2. Click on Insert>Section>Columns, choose 2 columns and click on Insert
> 3. Insert any table after the section. (Click on Table>Insert>Table and
> 4. Copy the table
> 5. Paste into the section
> Current behavior:
> The sections size grows to the next page and the table is duplicated twice.
> The rest of page one is empty and can't be edited.
Not reproduced from scratch and the attached document does not look like the description. Closing as WFM. Set back to NEW, if there is still a problem.
Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version: 126.96.36.199.alpha1+
Build ID: 3ecef8cedb215e49237a11607197edc91639bfcd
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-06-19_23:16:58
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)