Bug 75651 - EDITING: Horizontal cell alignment broken in cell with vertical stacked date
Summary: EDITING: Horizontal cell alignment broken in cell with vertical stacked date
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other macOS (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-03-01 21:43 UTC by icerabbit
Modified: 2015-04-01 14:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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xls file (scrubbed of other month pages, data, etc) showing the problem in A1 (13.00 KB, application/vnd.ms-excel)
2014-03-01 21:43 UTC, icerabbit
Screeen with alignment options. (113.72 KB, image/png)
2014-03-02 17:35 UTC, m.a.riosv
Screenshot of OO 4.2 under OSX 10.9.2 of same file open (169.66 KB, image/jpeg)
2014-03-02 18:31 UTC, icerabbit
Screenshot of new blank Calc file showing left of center centering L0 4.2 OSX 10.9.2 (198.53 KB, image/jpeg)
2014-03-02 22:54 UTC, icerabbit
Another screenshot of the issue, after spacing 0 0 0 0 (144.93 KB, image/jpeg)
2014-03-03 00:14 UTC, icerabbit
Screenshot showing expected alignment under MacOS1068+LOv4303. (36.76 KB, image/tiff)
2014-07-22 10:22 UTC, Owen Genat (retired)

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Description icerabbit 2014-03-01 21:43:44 UTC
Created attachment 94939 [details]
xls file (scrubbed of other month pages, data, etc) showing the problem in A1

Problem description: 

I have a daily/monthly/annual expense file I have been using for many years, originally in Excel for windows, then in OpenOffice mac.
It is in older xp-2003 compatible format. 
I just opened this file in LibreOffice and it loses its top row height formatting and cell orientation data. It all has gone to default.  
So I try to fix it. 
The top row (1) is 1" high, cell are .25" wide.
This row has the header text rotated 90 deg + centered horizontally.
Cell A1 is slightly different, in that in addition to that it has the date vertically stacked as this:


Except in A1 I cannot get the text centered horizontally.  

That first cell stays off to the left of centered, even if I pick right?  

When I create a new file in LibreOffice the problem is only slightly there, the text is somewhat centered, but visually off to the left. 

>>> I attached the XLS file scrubbed of all data, extra sheets, numbers, identifiable information, ... so it is basically a blank month page with cell A1 acting up. 

Steps to reproduce:
1. Set Document font to Arial 8
2. Set row 1 height to 1" and column width to .25"
3. In A1 type JAN 2014
4. Format Cell
5. Number formatting date:  MMM 'YY
6. Format cell
7. Center horizontally, Middle vertical alignment, Stacked.

Current behavior:
Centered text is off center to the left.

Expected behavior:
True centering. Regardless whether the file is an older XLS, as this file has been working fine cross platform in excel win and open office 3 and 4 for mac. 
Operating System: Mac OS X
Version: release
Comment 1 m.a.riosv 2014-03-02 17:35:40 UTC
Created attachment 94973 [details]
Screeen with alignment options.

Hi icerabbit, thanks for reporting.

I can't reproduce with:
Version: Build ID: d7dbbd7842e6a58b0f521599204e827654e1fb8b
Comment 2 icerabbit 2014-03-02 18:31:45 UTC
Created attachment 94974 [details]
Screenshot of OO 4.2 under OSX 10.9.2 of same file open

Thank you for looking into it. 
I am attaching a screen grab of how it looks on my system.

Highlighted the top left cell that is not aligned properly.
Picked format cell to show what its settings are ... 

I have not looked into whether other versions or platforms experience the problem.
I know that OO 3.x and 4 did not / do not have a problem with it.
Comment 3 icerabbit 2014-03-02 22:54:13 UTC
Created attachment 94986 [details]
Screenshot of new blank Calc file showing left of center centering L0 4.2 OSX 10.9.2

I also noticed the issue to a small extent in a brand new calc file, make a larger cell, center the text and you'll see that the characters don't quite line up with the A from the cell indication; nor the center of the character typed underneath.

I used some pipe symbols to better show the difference.

It would seem like they're all centered slightly different from each other. 

Not sure in the case with a new file if that has something to do with the font?

But clearly in my submitted XLS file, under LO 4.2 MAC OS X 10.9.2 it is way off. Can't get A1 centered. Can't get A1 right aligned.
Comment 4 Jacques Guilleron 2014-03-02 23:13:05 UTC
Hello icerabbit,

Can you try in Format > Cells > Borders to set Spacing to contents to 0 pt and see if you get the correct alignment?

Thank you,

Comment 5 icerabbit 2014-03-03 00:14:51 UTC
Created attachment 94988 [details]
Another screenshot of the issue, after spacing 0 0 0 0

Spacing 0 0 0 0  did not help.

I did a test on D1 and it behaves as expected. 

Did a format paintbrush from D1 to A1 and it brought it to the center???

So, at least I found a solution to my alignment issue with this particular file. 

( It is still off center slightly, like any centered cell in a new document I create )
Comment 6 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-07-22 10:22:57 UTC
Created attachment 103272 [details]
Screenshot showing expected alignment under MacOS1068+LOv4303.

I am unable to reproduce the issue under MacOS 10.6.8 using v4.3.0.3 Build ID: fcd3838c4097f7817b5b3984fd88a44e1edd8548 (x86). Main things to note:

- Font in the example is set to "Arial1" (which does not exist).
- Cell border spacing to content settings in the example are 2.0 pt all around.

Changing these to Arial and 0 pt all around, along with the settings suggested in comment 1 gives the result in the attached. icerabbit please try a newer release and report if the problem persists.
Comment 7 Owen Genat (retired) 2014-07-22 10:23:46 UTC
As per comment 6, status set to NEEDINFO. Please change the status back to UNCONFIRMED once the request information is provided. Thanks. Summary edited for clarity.
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