Issue 30960 - bullet sizing issue
Summary: bullet sizing issue
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 83847 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-07-01 10:40 UTC by mmeeks
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:22 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

Testcase for bullet formatting changes (14.00 KB, application/msword)
2010-06-18 06:30 UTC, jamescollier
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Description mmeeks 2004-07-01 10:40:01 UTC
Type some text into writer;
Set the font size to be 72
Hit the 'bullet' button;

I _expect_ the bullet to inherit the font size of the rest of the line; - as it
does in Office XP, and as is ergonomically sensible ;-)

Instead we end up with a tiny bullet suitable for a 12 point font.
Comment 1 eric.savary 2004-07-01 22:25:06 UTC

The font size attribute should be taken from the hard attributes while 
formatting as bullet list. (like it does for the character colr, for instance)
Comment 2 openoffice 2004-07-05 12:28:57 UTC
target set
Comment 3 gendi 2005-01-30 04:05:15 UTC
Issue replicated on OOo 1.1.4 (Windows XP service pack 2).
To insert bigger bullets, go to Format -> Numbering/Bullets -> and pick the 
second bullet type. (just a temporary fix for now I guess) 
Comment 4 velic 2005-02-04 01:06:24 UTC
Sucessfully replicated on WinXP SP2 OOo 1.1.4 as well as OO 1.0.2 on RedHat 9. 
The bullet size remained constant no matter what the font size was set to. 
Comparing to Microsoft Word we see that there, bullet size is porportional to 
font size when the bullets are instantiated using the bullet button.
Comment 5 moslemi 2005-02-04 05:14:06 UTC
The bug was sucessfully replicated on Windows XP  and OO 1.0.2 on RedHat 9. 
The follow-up testing was performed for different types of bullets and the only
problem was consistent with small bullets. The other formatting bullets could
successfully pass the test.
The small bullet size is constant and the user can't change the size of this bullet.

Comment 6 Regina Henschel 2005-02-04 15:16:46 UTC
You can easily change bullet-size. Go to Character Style "Bullet", Tab "Font".
The standard-button removes the "9pt" entry and the bullet will be in the same
size as the paragraph. (see issue 6439 ans issue 15265)
But the bullet has a wrong height. I'll write a new issue for that.
Comment 7 linusw 2005-02-23 07:59:13 UTC
Issue sucessfully replicated on Fedora Core 3 OOo 1.1.3.
Comment 8 dcam 2006-11-10 12:12:40 UTC
This problem is still present in version 2.0.3 on Windows XP.
Comment 9 linusw 2006-11-10 21:30:21 UTC
It is also still present in OOo 2.0.4 in Linux Fedora Core 6...
Comment 10 michael.ruess 2007-12-03 14:38:31 UTC
*** Issue 83847 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 phpguru 2009-04-02 04:12:41 UTC
Formatting of bullets is still not working when saving as .doc from OOo 3.0.1
OOO300m15 (build:9379) Win XP, SP3. That is to say, if I format bullets and save
as .odt the formatting is saved; if I format bullets and save as .doc the
formatting changes appear to be lost. I've tried using paragraph styles,
character styles, and all suggestions under various issues reported that are
duplicates of issue 30960 to no avail. Some bullets appear as normal size; some
bullets appear too big; some bullets appear too small; all in the same document
where formatting and bullet size changes have been applied to attempt to make
them all the same. On a system without Word installed, using .odt as a "master
document" then doing Save As .doc ... I cannot tell whether the bullet size and
formatting is preserved upon save and broken upon opening .doc again, or if the
Save As .doc file is actually broken. HTH - Still better than paying for Word!
Thanks OOo team!
Comment 12 jamescollier 2010-06-18 06:29:03 UTC
On Linux: 3.1.1
- Start off with incorrectly sized bullet (see attachment)
- Select all text, resize to (e.g. 8pt)
- save in M$ Word format (XP)
- close, re-open the saved document
- previous formatting (resize to 8pt) lost
I would expect that the bullet point resize that occurred when everything else
was resized to 8pt would also be conserved.
Comment 13 jamescollier 2010-06-18 06:29:45 UTC
Same story on Windows XP: 3.2.0
Comment 14 jamescollier 2010-06-18 06:30:47 UTC
Created attachment 70068 [details]
Testcase for bullet formatting changes
Comment 15 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:22:10 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".