Bug 81285 - Embedded Math object doesn't resize itself
Summary: Embedded Math object doesn't resize itself
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: OLE-Objects
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Reported: 2014-07-13 08:32 UTC by A. Syukri Abdollah
Modified: 2023-04-24 06:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description A. Syukri Abdollah 2014-07-13 08:32:56 UTC
In LibreOffice Impress, inserted formula doesn't resize to inputted formula correctly until you exit editing the formula.

Steps to reproduce:
(1) Create a new presentation
(2) Insert a formula equation object (from menu: Insert>Object>Formula)
(3) You will enter LibreOffice Math editor within Impress. Notice the formula box size.
(4) Ensure that "View>AutoUpdate Display" is checked.
(5) Input a large enough equation e.g. 
{ d bold M  } over {dt } = - {%gamma over { 1 + %gamma^2 %eta^2 M_s^2 }} ( bold M times {bold H}_"eff" - %gamma %eta bold M times bold M times {bold H}_"eff" )
(6) Notice that the box size doesn't change, and because the formula overflows, scrollbars appear on the box.
(7) Exit editing (press escape or click anywhere outside the formula box on the slide).
(8) Notice that the box finally resizes to fit the formula correctly.

On the other hand, formulas inserted in LibreOffice Writer seem to behave properly i.e. they resize properly when updated.

This bug was reproduced on Ubuntu 14.04, using official repository.
Build ID: 420m0(Build:2)
Comment 1 Dominik 2014-07-19 00:26:09 UTC
reproduced on LO / win 7
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 02:49:53 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 sam tygier 2015-11-04 14:26:32 UTC
Still an issue in on linux
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-11-08 12:03:03 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 A. Syukri Abdollah 2017-01-04 20:15:39 UTC
It's already that time of the year?

Reproducible on:
LibreOffice Impress
バージョン: (x64)
Build ID: 3d5603e1122f0f102b62521720ab13a38a4e0eb0
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.19; UI Render: default; 
ロケール: ja-JP (ja_JP); Calc: group

As before, it works correctly on LibreOffice Writer.

I had some free time to check out whether the bug appeared since the oldest LibreOffice.

It is also reproducible on:
LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-

As to pre-fork versions:

The last known version without this bug is OpenOffice 2.2.1. It only has the gray resizing border.

First regression is introduced in OpenOffice 2.3.0. The formula is resized properly, but the original gray resizing border is stuck on the original size. The formula instead has another resizing widget with green boxes on the corners and edges, which is the one used in the document view. The green box is not selectable. This form of the bug persisted until OpenOffice 3.1.1.

The current form of the bug started appearing in OpenOffice 3.2.0. As usual, the gray border is stuck on original size, the green boxes appears resized, but the formula itself is clipped in the original gray border.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-01-05 03:42:11 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Roman Kuznetsov 2019-01-11 12:44:50 UTC
don't repro in

Build ID: 0412ee99e862f384c1106d0841a950c4cfaa9df1
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.1; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

Comment 8 Xisco Faulí 2019-01-11 13:18:54 UTC
Still reproducible in

Build ID: a0210c5c5e8fd47b55567a8b18788d57d2b7decb
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 9 Xisco Faulí 2019-01-11 13:20:26 UTC
Also in

Id. de compilación: 0412ee99e862f384c1106d0841a950c4cfaa9df1
Subprocs. CPU: 1; SO: Windows 6.1; Repres. IU: predet.; VCL: win; 
Configuración regional: es-ES (es_ES); Idioma de IU: es-ES
Calc: threaded
Comment 10 Buovjaga 2019-01-11 17:08:41 UTC
Still repro.

Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: c2d59ec2832c8b51568e73e9314ab9c82f1f5b7b
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.20; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Built on 8 January 2019
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2021-01-11 03:57:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2023-01-12 03:21:14 UTC
Dear A. Syukri Abdollah,

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