[Upstream] [hardy] openoffice formatting changes between 6.10 and 7.04

Reported by Grant Ingram on 2007-04-23
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
openoffice.org (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: openoffice.org-base

Upon upgrading to 7.04 a number of documents that are formatted correctly in 6.10 are not in 7.04.

Examples can be found at: www.dur.ac.uk/g.l.ingram/ubuntu where original documents and screen shots from 7.04 and 6.10 are found. The problem occurs both with open document filetypes and word documents, though some formatting is preserved successfully.

Of particular note is the oo-welcome document which is one of the example documents found in /usr/share/example-content, in 6.10 it is exactly two pages long (http://www.dur.ac.uk/g.l.ingram/ubuntu/oo-welcome%20end%20ubuntu610.png ) but in 7.04 it spills over onto three pages (http://www.dur.ac.uk/g.l.ingram/ubuntu/oo-welcome%20end%20ubuntu610.png)

To reproduce: load oo-welcome document at above webpage into open office and observe page count.

Grant Ingram (g-l-ingram) wrote :

Whoops! - if you actually want to see what happens with 7.10 use this link:


Chris Cheney (ccheney) on 2008-02-27
Changed in openoffice.org:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Chris Cheney (ccheney) wrote :

Both upstream openoffice.org 2.4.0~rc2 and Ubuntu's openoffice.org 1:2.4.0~rc2-1ubuntu3 render oo-welcome.odt differently than each other and the version in Ubuntu 6.10. I guess the next step is to try to find an upstream version from 6.10 timeframe and see how it renders the document then potentially file a bug report against upstream that 2.0 -> 2.4 changed layout (if it in fact did).

Chris Cheney (ccheney) on 2008-06-13
Changed in openoffice.org:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
importance: Low → High
Chris Cheney (ccheney) on 2008-07-18
Changed in openoffice.org:
status: In Progress → Confirmed
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