Issue 22083 - vertical font positioning varies depending on font, differs from PowerPoint
Summary: vertical font positioning varies depending on font, differs from PowerPoint
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 22426 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-11-04 04:31 UTC by faught
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description faught 2003-11-04 04:31:38 UTC
I found this while trying to display a PowerPoint presentation using OOo
Present.  Here's how to reproduce it.

1) Start Present.
2) Create a new text box on a slide.
3) Type a character, set it to 300 points and Arial.
4) Draw a line directly under the character to mark the bottom.
5) Change the font to Arial Black.  The character shifts about half an inch lower.

If I do this in PowerPoint instead, I don't get the big vertical shift.  When I
imported a PowerPoint presentation that has a large character in Arial Black, in
OOo the character appeared on top of the element that was supposed to appear
below it.

I saw a few other OOo fonts that also varied widely in the vertical positioning.
 I'm not sure what the expected behavior is, but this is another factor that
prevents me from using OOo to display PowerPoint files without editing them.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2003-11-04 08:06:57 UTC
Reassigned to Christian.
Comment 2 christian.guenther 2003-11-04 09:40:43 UTC
set to new and change the target
Comment 3 christian.guenther 2003-11-04 09:41:40 UTC
I can reproduce the bug.
Please have a look if this is your area.
Comment 4 2003-11-04 11:34:00 UTC
HDU->CL: Impress seems to use ALIGN_TOP for text alignment. When
changing fonts shouldn't change the baseline either use baseline
alignment or adjust the text position.
Comment 5 clippka 2003-11-04 16:22:02 UTC
will have a look at it
Comment 6 christian.guenther 2003-12-08 09:39:24 UTC
*** Issue 22426 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 christian.guenther 2004-08-24 09:44:20 UTC
Please have also a look to issue 22426.
It's duplicate to this one.
Comment 8 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:08:27 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".