Bug 85172 - Hidden rows turn visible again after saving as XLS and re-opening
Summary: Hidden rows turn visible again after saving as XLS and re-opening
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-10-18 12:43 UTC by Jan Colaris
Modified: 2015-06-08 14:26 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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example as required (20.50 KB, application/vnd.ms-excel)
2014-10-20 08:19 UTC, Jan Colaris

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Description Jan Colaris 2014-10-18 12:43:47 UTC
If one is hiding some rows/lines and saves the spreadsheet as XLS - after opening it again the contents of the cells in these rows is hidden, the lines/rows show as empty lines/rows but are returning !!
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2014-10-18 20:19:30 UTC
Hi Jan

Thanks for reporting here. Can you pls give a test file?
Comment 2 Jan Colaris 2014-10-20 08:19:32 UTC
Created attachment 108089 [details]
example as required

An example of the problem.
Lines 3 to 50 were hidden several times and saved/opened again – the lines with content are hidden normally – the empty lines are returning after saving and opening again.
Hierbij een voorbeeld: de regels 3 t/m 50 (deel zonder tekst) werden diverse malen verborgen na openen en toen weer opgeslagen – bij opnieuw openen blijven de regels met inhoud keurig verborgen, terwijl de lege regels bij opnieuw openen steeds terugkeren !
Met vriendelijke groet,

Jan J.E.S. Colaris
Comment 3 Jan Colaris 2014-10-20 08:29:35 UTC
Also tested this in OpenOffice - there the lines stay hidden after opening again
Comment 4 Cor Nouws 2014-10-20 08:31:43 UTC
Hi Jan,

Thanks for the example.
I cannot reproduce it in version on Ubuntu.
What version and OS do you use?

vr. groeten,
Comment 5 Jan Colaris 2014-10-20 13:55:24 UTC
I'm using LibreOffice (latest version to my opinion) with Windows 8.1
Comment 6 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-10-20 16:45:02 UTC
Tested hiding lines 2 to 60 in attachment 108089 [details] and saving it to xls and didnt have any problem with

Build ID: edfb5295ba211bd31ad47d0bad0118690f76407d


Build ID: 50eac342603ca08d808f53dc9a32bb9d1dfba372
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:libreoffice-4-3, Time: 2014-09-30_14:34:56

@Jan: Can you give some exact instructions that are reproducible every time.
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