Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||WW8: Difference in section balancing with tables in section between word and writer|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||ACCEPTED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description Unknown 2003-09-21 04:54:25 UTC
Whan a MS Word 2000 document is opened with OOo the tables are messed up. See attached word doc. The meeting, credit/load should be below the other columns in the table. Instead it was moved to the top right of the page. Note the Assignment table - the items on the top right (Pop Quizzes/Assignments) should be below the other items - on the next page if necessary.
Comment 2 utomo99 2003-09-23 03:06:46 UTC
I can Reproduce the problem on OpenOffice 1.1 RC4(default Install, US), Win XP Pro Sp1. (And MS Office XP Sp2). It is real problem some positions is changed, when the documents open using OOo 1.1 Rc4
Comment 3 jack.warchold 2003-09-23 11:09:29 UTC
reassigned to MRU can you please take a look at this issue
Comment 4 jack.warchold 2003-09-23 11:10:00 UTC
set target to office later
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2003-10-01 08:45:55 UTC
MRU->CMC: Tables in multi-column sections... The first problems seems to be insisted, because it looks that Word interprets the section break following the table as a paragraph when balancing the columns of the section. In the past we had some fixes that we do not import too many obsolete empty paragraphs when there are section breaks in WW documents. So please have a look, if this is more something for another compatibility option in the layout or a special case of "break handling". For the second problem I'll file a new issue for OD or FME. There a table partially flows behind another table in a frame.
Comment 6 michael.ruess 2003-10-01 09:12:57 UTC
Michael->Grunt: Issue for secont problem is issue #20535. You can add youself to the interest list there.
Comment 7 Unknown 2003-10-01 13:37:54 UTC
Michael, Thank you. I'll have to figure out how to do that!
Comment 8 caolanm 2003-10-10 13:54:02 UTC
Created attachment 10189 [details] odd wrapping (or lack of)
Comment 9 caolanm 2003-10-10 14:14:29 UTC
cmc->ama: This seems currently well imported by the filter. If in word you place the cursor into the first table and choose format->borders and shading->all so that we can see the row lines it looks to me the same in both except that the row that begins "Meeting" has to go on one side or the other of the balanced section, either side makes the section slightly uneven. We put the row that we and word disagreee with on the right, while word puts in on the left. Word seems more biased towards keeping a row on the left. I don't think the line of section break after the table has a real bearing on the matter, that line is not really there in word, adding a single character to that line makes it into a real paragraph, and then the section is rebalanced with another row joining the left side of the section table in word.
Comment 10 Unknown 2003-10-10 16:32:19 UTC
I'm confused by the last comment. I understand that OOo puts it on the right while Word favors the left, however, does this comment mean that this behaviour is okay for OOo and isn't a bug? Thank you.
Comment 11 caolanm 2003-10-13 09:18:33 UTC
Well its not imported incorrectly by the filter as far as I can see, there is a difference in layout between the applications which is an issue of concern. We'll have to see what the layout people think to determine if its a bug in OOo or a new requirement for compatability in layout (or if there is some other subtle thing going which escapes me)
Comment 12 andreas.martens 2003-10-15 15:31:08 UTC
We've a simple rule for balanced sections, we just take the minimum height for the section. Our competitor has another rule and we should create a compatibility flag to get the same layout. There's only one problem: I don't know this rule :-(( I've attached a document which has some differences after import into OOo. If anybody is able to explain me why the layout between OOo and our competitor is different and can describe me the algorithmn we would have the chance to fix it.
Comment 13 andreas.martens 2003-10-15 15:32:16 UTC
Created attachment 10339 [details] Balanced sections
Comment 14 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2004-08-16 07:08:42 UTC
OD->AMA: Checkout SRC680m50 - document <demo2.sxw> looks good to me.
Comment 15 andreas.martens 2004-10-22 13:07:31 UTC
Yes, indeed. <demo2.sxw> looks good for me, too. But I'm still waiting for someone who explains the Word balance algorithmn to me ;-)