Created attachment 88897 [details]
Left side of picture shows onscreen alignment of green boxes. Right side shows vertical shift of green boxes and vertical shift of text within boxes.
When using drawing tools to create text boxes in spreadsheets two problems arise:
1. The vertical position of the boxes shifts when printing and when viewing page (print) preview compared to normal onscreen view. Alignment with the cells becomes more and more off as one scrolls down the spreadsheet. By the time page two is reached the boxes are off nearly half a cell vertically.
2. The text within the text boxes is also off in its vertical alignment relative to the boxes and cannot be corrected.
Trying to anchor the boxes to the cells or other locations doesn't help.
Please see attachment which shows the problem clearly, especially with the green text box vertical placement shift and text vertical shift within the boxes.
Please attach an actual document (not just a picture of it)
Marking as NEEDINFO
Once you attach the document, mark as UNCONFIRMED and we'll take a look at it.
Also, do you happen to know if this ever worked (in previous releases)?
Created attachment 88921 [details]
File converted to XLSX showing vertical shift in text box
Here is a sample file that shows the problem. Further investigation reveals that the culprit is the conversion from ods to xlsx and back. Each conversion to xlsx produces a vertical rise of several pixels for all text boxes.
Thanks for your help with this.
Same problem occurs on another computer with earlier versions of Ubuntu and LibreOffice.
you mind updating the version field to the earlier version that you're seeing the problem on?
OK, an older version of LibreOffice running in Ubuntu 12.04 on a 32-bit machine shows the same problem.
The example file attachment above shows a problem with text boxes shifting vertically that is similar to the original problem I reported. There are also small, maybe one pixel vertical shifts that occur even in native .ods format when, for example, cell border types are changed. I mention this just to alert that there may be a fundamental problem in the accounting of vertical spacing for text boxes.
Wow - so this one is an interesting one. What I can confirm is the problem but it's tricky because this is a read problem not a write problem. If I open the xlsx with a really old version of LibreOffice the placement is right. That being said, I'm trying to bibisect now
Okay - I'm going to mark this as new but I really don't know when it was introduced. I thought that I had bibisected it correctly but you say that you see the problem with 18.104.22.168 (I thought it looked okay in 3.6).
What I did:
Opened your document
Saved as ODS and aligned the text frame
Saved as xlsx
Opened with different versions of LibreOffice - I see shifts in anything post 3.7alpha (ie. 4.0alpha) but 3.6 seems to be better (perhaps not perfect but better). But I'll take your word for it that it's broken in 3.5.7 and leave it at that.
I'm going to attach the bibisect just because there is definitely something in there that has changed the way text frames are imported with xlsx files.
Major (for users it seems like there is data loss even though there isn't, warrants major I believe)
High (at least quasi regression, someone has played with the code and made it worse or better between 3.5 and 3.7)
regression - despite not exactly matching up with reporter, I can see a regression in my bibisect
29eabec9444105ba81c1ba85b5e491919bf1c8d3 is the first bad commit
Author: Bjoern Michaelsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun Dec 9 16:52:12 2012 +0000
Author: Noel Grandin <email@example.com>
AuthorDate: Tue Jun 12 15:41:27 2012 +0200
Commit: Michael Stahl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CommitDate: Tue Jun 12 23:25:10 2012 +0200
Convert SV_DECL_PTRARR(SvBaseLinks) to std::vector
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OS > All since when I open the test xlsx file the textbox is off in alignment.
To really reproduce, could you please provide a ods speadsheet file which has a correct textbox. This then can be exported as xlsx to reproduce the faulte behavior.
Setting to NEEDINFO until the requested information has been provided.
After that please set the bug back to "NEW". Thanks.
Created attachment 112053 [details]
Aligned ODS of sample file
Not much to it, all you need is to align the box to the cell grid as tightly as possible
It's not clear if this is the only issue with respect to the (unattached) file shown in attachment 88897 [details], but one commit which changes the position on load is the below.
Adding Cc: to email@example.com; Any chance you could take a look at this? The positional accuracy of round-tripping the text box in the attached file through xlsx seems to have deteriorated after this commit. Thanks
Author: Noel Power <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon Jun 4 14:49:31 2012 +0100
remove anchor to cell shape (re)position hack
this change manaully reverts c07e9299bb2c8d5477669568b12708bd2ff12684 & 4908c16a73b397f83c327789f113658c1ea4d904
Created attachment 112082 [details]
Sample .ods requested by Foss - sorry this is so late
Each time the file is saved as a .xlsx the text box moves upward a bit, making a big change after multiple saves.
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (bibisected)
Removing superfluous tag 'confirmedRegression'
Attachment 112082 [details] repro 5.0, correctly saves vertical position of text boxes in 5.1 and 6.0+. Looks like WFM.
Please test yourself and if I'm wrong, feel free to set back to New.
Text position in textbox is another issue.