Issue 19853 - WW8: Difference in section balancing with tables in section between word and writer
Summary: WW8: Difference in section balancing with tables in section between word and ...
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2003-09-21 04:54 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Sample for Issue 19853 (73.50 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-09-21 04:55 UTC, Unknown
no flags Details
odd wrapping (or lack of) (7.99 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-10-10 13:54 UTC, caolanm
no flags Details
Balanced sections (19.50 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-10-15 15:32 UTC, andreas.martens
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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 1 Unknown 2003-09-21 04:55:36 UTC
Created attachment 9536 [details]
Sample for Issue 19853
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 ;-)