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Bug 88208 - EDITING: Double borders (specific?) inconsistent between dialog preview and rendered document
Summary: EDITING: Double borders (specific?) inconsistent between dialog preview and r...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 75260
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisected, regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-01-08 17:24 UTC by Frank
Modified: 2016-10-07 15:35 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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How to reproduce bug 88208 in two different Writer versions (74.13 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2015-01-08 23:08 UTC, Frank

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Description Frank 2015-01-08 17:24:25 UTC
Not sure when this first appeared as I haven't used non-default table borders for a while, but I don't recall seeing this behavior earlier.

I'm using Ubuntu 64 bit 14.04 LTS with LibreOffice Version:
Build ID: 9bb7eadab57b6755b1265afa86e04bf45fbfc644

When doing Table Format - Borders, if I choose any doulbe line Style, the display in the dialog shows just a really fat border, although the border displays properly in the document. The problem with the display in the dialog box doesn't seem like it has anything to do with my own graphics, since the lines display fine in the drop-down box.

But wait - it gets better!

If I save the document and then reload it, any table lines that were originally double lines (of at least several flavors - I obviously haven't attempted every permutation) show up as blank.

As far as I can tell, the color used doesn't seem to make a difference, and I've tried several different point sizes.

I've located several bugs that appear similar (although not identical) but they've all been marked as Fixed.
Comment 1 tommy27 2015-01-08 17:33:46 UTC
try latest LibO release and revert status to UNCONFIRMED if issue persists.
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2015-01-08 17:50:29 UTC
Also when you reply please give a test document and clear reproducible steps, preferably enumerated. Lastly, please keep it to 1 bug per report, even if they are similar, if there are separate issues (as there appear to be in this bug), please separate them into multiple reports.

Please see: for more information. Thanks
Comment 3 Frank 2015-01-08 23:08:07 UTC
Created attachment 111982 [details]
How to reproduce bug 88208 in two different Writer versions

Thanks for the responses. Sorry you were unable to follow my earlier description; I hope the attached document contains enumerated instructions that are easier to follow.

I've fiddled with this behavior some more, and there doesn't seem to be any doubt that it is reproducible using whatever techniques I could come up with to do it differently. I would have tried other Writer versions, but those referenced in the document ( and are the only ones I have loaded, although I can't normally use the 4.4 because of some of its bugs clobber my documents significantly.

If you still can't reproduce the behavior I described, just close it, as it's not that hard to avoid using alternate table borders, and I realize there are certainly more serious bugs to work on.

- Frank
Comment 4 Cor Nouws 2015-01-13 11:03:51 UTC
Hi Frank,

I can confirm this on Ubuntu 32 bits.

The specific table border setting that you described, does show in the document, but after closing and reopening, it has gone.
  thick over thin
  all borders
  all other settings default

tested in and 4.4.0. beta2

When reopening the file in beta2 and looking at the tab Border, the line styles are all huge fat: width is set to 9 pt, instead to 0,05

When applying thin over thick line (and the rest the same) only horizontal borders are applied, and single line.
closing and reopening, shows a different boarder style on all sides: double even, 0,15 pt.
(both in and 4.4.0. beta2)

thanks for filing and explaining.

Some more testing needed.
Really looks as if every setting is changed on opening?

Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-14 05:32:36 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Joel Madero 2015-12-17 17:20:15 UTC
A few points on this bug:

(1) This bug is pretty hard to bibisect as it's two separate this bibisect is specific only to the loss of border (not to the type of line as far as I can tell that's not a regression - thus the suggestion to split the bug...)

(2) Furthermore, some wonky behavior happened in between that makes the bibisect even harder to nail down....
(*) It seems like the specific style (bold on top, thin on bottom) was never retained - I tested this all the way back to 3.3
(*) At some point applying the style actually completely made the border blank immediately, then closing/reopening the file showed the border (basically the opposite of current behavior)

I've done two bibisects:
1) At some point borders just completely disappeared when you set them to this style -> first bibisect identifies this
2) At some later point a border is applied but upon reopen it goes away (this bug report)


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Comment 7 Timur 2016-05-04 13:01:09 UTC
Table lines lost on reload not reproduced since 5.1.
Double line reproduced but isn't it a duplicate of Bug 75260?
Comment 8 Xisco Faulí 2016-10-07 12:36:27 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 88827 ***
Comment 9 Xisco Faulí 2016-10-07 15:35:19 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 75260 ***