Issue 102293 - Line breaks differ between Linux and Windows
Summary: Line breaks differ between Linux and Windows
Status: CLOSED NOT_AN_OOO_ISSUE
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: spreadsheet
QA Contact: issues@sc
URL:
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on: 96397 88864 94387 107600
Blocks:
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Reported: 2009-05-27 11:20 UTC by mux2005
Modified: 2010-05-22 09:06 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


Attachments
Test document: The cell's line break differs on Windows and Linux (6.28 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2009-05-27 11:21 UTC, mux2005
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Screen shot from Windows (46.36 KB, image/png)
2009-05-27 11:22 UTC, mux2005
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Screeen shot from Linux (62.31 KB, image/png)
2009-05-27 11:22 UTC, mux2005
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Description mux2005 2009-05-27 11:20:16 UTC
As the attached test document and screenshots demonstrate, line breaks within
cells differ between Windows (2000 in this case) and Linux, even when "Use
printer metrics for text formatting" is NOT ACTIVE. The whole point of printer
independent text formatting IMHO is to achieve a look that is consistent among
different workstations. If this does not work among different OSes, then the
feature is pointless in heterogeneous environments. Furthermore it's confusing
in this case because admins will think that unchecking "Use printer metrics for
text formatting" is a good thing even though the results would be more
consistent with the checkbox set (assuming that the environment is homogeneous
with respect to the printers deployed, which is often the case).

When "Use printer metrics for text formatting" is DISABLED, then the formatting
should be printer AND operating system independent.
Comment 1 mux2005 2009-05-27 11:21:28 UTC
Created attachment 62571 [details]
Test document: The cell's line break differs on Windows and Linux
Comment 2 mux2005 2009-05-27 11:22:01 UTC
Created attachment 62572 [details]
Screen shot from Windows
Comment 3 mux2005 2009-05-27 11:22:24 UTC
Created attachment 62573 [details]
Screeen shot from Linux
Comment 4 jbf.faure 2009-05-31 16:06:58 UTC
Have you tried with different fonts which are installed on both systems ?
I your bugdoc font is Arial but in your screenshots it is VBitstream. In OOo 3.x
Biststream has been remplaced by DejaVu.
Comment 5 Mechtilde 2010-01-23 13:45:41 UTC
seems to have the same technical reason
Comment 6 Mechtilde 2010-01-23 20:34:41 UTC
similar to esp. 107600
Comment 7 niklas.nebel 2010-04-23 12:29:55 UTC
Default in Calc (without "Use printer metrics for text formatting") is to format
for screen display, using the screen's fonts and metrics. This is not the same
as Writer's printer-independent formatting, even if the name of the setting is
similar.
Comment 8 Mechtilde 2010-05-22 09:06:09 UTC
-> closed