Bug 71599 - FORMATTING: Table inserted from Libre Office Calc is changes alignment
Summary: FORMATTING: Table inserted from Libre Office Calc is changes alignment
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: possibleRegression
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-11-14 10:19 UTC by felixw83
Modified: 2015-12-15 10:53 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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test table (32.70 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2013-11-14 10:19 UTC, felixw83

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Description felixw83 2013-11-14 10:19:20 UTC
Created attachment 89179 [details]
test table

Problem description: 

I have some tables that are formatted in different ways (some columns have right alignment, some have left alignment), containing numbers and text as well. In 3.6 these tables look exactly the same after copying them to a writer document (ctlr+c; ctrl+v). In 4.1 however the inserted object in writer changes the text-alignment of some columns.

Steps to reproduce:
1. open the attached table document
2. mark the table (A44:A80)
3. insert it into a new writer document

Current behavior:
- the table in writer should look the same

Expected behavior:
- the table in writer looks different.
Operating System: Windows XP
Version: release
Last worked in: release
Comment 1 Dominique Boutry 2013-11-19 13:24:35 UTC

I'm surprised, I can see only left alignments in the table/range you provide. Its copy on Writer shows the same layout. Should I introduce myself some right alignments in the range, its copy on Writer shows again the correct layout.

LibO on Win7
Comment 2 Dominique Boutry 2013-11-19 13:52:53 UTC
Additional finding :
- with Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V, the copy in Writer is a picture, not a table ; moreover, if I copy A44-B80 to include numbers, the resulting picture is not the image of the calc display, it shows modification in numeric cells, for example B26 changed from 0,026 to 26 (misinterpretation of language dependant "," in numbers, between german and english ?), with its alignment changed from left to right (= the initial bug report).

Now this raises the question : this copy wasn't supposed to paste into a Writer table, not a picture ? I think yes. Word do so. It's rather useful for some processing.
Comment 3 sophie 2013-11-29 13:44:30 UTC
Hi, confirmed under Ubuntu 13.10 when selecting A44:E80 seems the formatting of some cells is lost after pasted using Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V, the OLE object shows some cells in text format while they are in Number format under Calc.
@Felixw83, if you do not need absolutely an OLE object, you can chose another format by pasting using Ctrl+Maj+V keys.
Marked as New - changed Plateform - Sophie
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Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-06-15 10:02:46 UTC
No difference observed.
B52 stayed as Number format in Writer as well.

Please advise more specifically, if there are still problems.

I will close this as WFM for now.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 01a189abcd9a4ca472a74b3b2c000c9338fc2c91
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2015-06-14_07:46:28
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 6 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-15 10:53:30 UTC
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (possibleRegression)