Congratulations on the progress so far with msword documents, it has come a long way.
This Microsoft Word Document is supplied by Energysafety New Zealand for all Electricians to use to certify electrical work in New Zealand. It is supplied both as a DOC and as a PDF which means even someone without Word can see what the document should be looking like.
While there are couple of bugs with Libreoffice preventing non technical electicans using this document, this bug is about the spacing above the first line of text:
"ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPIANCE & ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE"
This issue combined with box sizing spacing causes the document to spread over two pages as can be seen when comparing the PDF with the DOC.
Document not attached them as I am not the author and cannot approve a change in license. However they are provided for anyone in New Zealand and I have managed to find no restrictions documented on the website.
There are two examples as shown here:
The Word DOC file in question (85kb):
The pdf file link (1.2Mb)
The issue is seen when saving both as "Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP/2003" and as ODF
Reproducible with LO 220.127.116.11, Win 8.1.
The doc document has a blank line at the top, which has in LO and MSO a different size. Therefore, the space at the top is in LO larger than in MSO as reported in the bug description leading to that the form does not fit on one page.
Furthermore, as reported there are some further problems with the columns width leading to that some text is further indented and that text boxes are extended beyond the frame edge of the form. And there is also one problem with a horizontal placing of an added line.
One report, one single problem ? :)
Would be great if that could be done.
(In reply to Cor Nouws from comment #2)
> One report, one single problem ? :)
this bug is about the spacing above the first line of text:
"ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPIANCE & ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE"
This bug was meant to be about one problem. Sorry that was not clear.
(In reply to sparknz from comment #3)
> This bug was meant to be about one problem. Sorry that was not clear.
Yes, sorry. My comment was triggered by Andy's note !
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> Test to see if the bug is still present on a currently supported version of
> (5.1.5 or 5.2.1 https://www.libreoffice.org/download/
Will upgrade and test soon.
Update on the attached files:
A public official request was made and apparently approved: there is a bug report with www.libreoffice.org for the latest form being rendered incorrectly. I am seeking permission to attach the form to the bug report which would then help developers fix the compatibility issue. It may possibly be included in automatic testing to monitor compatibility.
Do the developers have permission to use the forms to improve compatibility?
worksafe officially replied:
Good Afternoon [name redacted]
Thanks for your reply
Yes, the Information required on these forms are set out in regulation .
We have provided these template as to allow industry to adhere to the regulations
Business Service Lead Advisor, Business Service Centre
Energy Safety | WorkSafe New Zealand
Created attachment 129976 [details]
Libreoffice pdf generated file showing formatting - to compare with official pdf
Issue still present in 18.104.22.168 Build ID: 22.214.171.124-11.fc25
Created attachment 129977 [details]
Official pdf attached now permission is given by govt department.
Created attachment 129978 [details]
Official MS office document
Attached original document file now permission given by govt department.
Created attachment 129979 [details]
pdf export from Word 2010
I took the orig file to my Win7 VM and created an PDF export in Word 2010.
For me, that is exactly the same as https://bug-attachments.documentfoundation.org/attachment.cgi?id=129976
(In reply to Cor Nouws from comment #10)
> I took the orig file to my Win7 VM and created an PDF export in Word 2010.
> For me, that is exactly the same as
So, there is either some font issue, or the posted file is not the original
Created attachment 130015 [details]
Official MS office document Dec 2016
File was updated by Worksafe nz. Reload a newer official version of the file.
Created attachment 130016 [details]
Official MS office document as doc
worksafe nz updated document as of dec 2016
Created attachment 130017 [details]
Libreoffice pdf generated file showing formatting - to compare with official 2016 pdf
Replace file with updated file.
Worksafe no longer provide the origional May 2014 file. However this error is still present in the current official version as of Dec 2016, downloaded from the link above.
I have refreshed the files.
This was not properly reported (clear steps) and triaged (check and reproduce).
Bug is about "spacing above the first line of text: "ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPIANCE & ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE" but not clear whether FILEOPEN or FILESAVE.
Anyway, that's similar in MSO and LO, both for fileopen and filesave, even with LO 5.2.4.
There's a strange logical error here: DOC available as attachment 130016 [details] that opens with 2 pages BOTH in MSO 2010 and LO was compared to PDF available, which opens with 1 page.
We cannot compare LO generated PDF with official PDF, which is obviously different file, we can only compare LO generated PDF with MSO generated PDF.
I'll close as WFM. If proved otherwise, please reopen.