Issue 35684 - [Text Grid] Vertical alignment for different font sizes differ from MS Word
Summary: [Text Grid] Vertical alignment for different font sizes differ from MS Word
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.3
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P4 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-10-18 05:35 UTC by aditsu
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: FEATURE
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

original word doc and screenshots (25.84 KB, application/x-compressed)
2004-10-18 05:38 UTC, aditsu
no flags Details
Still not fixed in OOo 2.0.1, but looks a bit different now (17.84 KB, image/png)
2006-02-01 16:53 UTC, aditsu
no flags Details

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this issue.
Description aditsu 2004-10-18 05:35:55 UTC
Here's what I did:
- I wrote a document in Word 2000 on a computer with Chinese Windows ME (and
Chinese MS Office); it has a single line of text, and I selected a part of it
and changed the font size; all text is vertically aligned at the baseline (I think)
- I copied the file to this computer (English Windows XP Home, OpenOffice 1.1.2
and later upgraded to 1.1.3) and opened it; the text is now aligned to the top
- I tried selecting the text and changing the
Format:Paragraph:Alignment:Text-to-text setting but it had no effect
- if I save the file (in either Word or OO format) and open it again, the
problem remains
- if I create the same document from scratch in OO, the alignment is good, and
the Text-to-text setting has the expected effect
Comment 1 aditsu 2004-10-18 05:38:16 UTC
Created attachment 18477 [details]
original word doc and screenshots
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2004-10-18 11:41:29 UTC
MRU->SBA: the Asian layout grid is active here and behaves a bit differently to
MS Word's.
Comment 3 stefan.baltzer 2004-12-10 17:58:23 UTC
SBA->FME: The "big" letters look as if their baseline is shifted downwards. This
can be seen when the grid lines are visible. This even leads to cropped "big"
letters at the bottom of a page. Can be seen when putting dummy text in 24 pt on
a page with 10 grid lines).
Adjusted summary, prio set to P4.
Comment 4 frank.meies 2004-12-13 08:27:18 UTC
FME->SBA: This works as designed. The text is always vertically centered in grid
layout mode. Changing our behaviour would require a specification, compatibility
flag, ... 
Comment 5 stefan.baltzer 2004-12-13 10:59:00 UTC
SBA: Type changred to "Feature". Target set to OOo Later.
SBA->FT: Please take over. Given the fact that Words grid concept does NOT look
like the  greatest a human being can imagine, we have to think carefully what
behavior to implement...
Comment 6 aditsu 2005-03-17 16:54:23 UTC
Old value                 |New value
DEFECT                    |FEATURE

LOL, are you guys working at Microsoft?
I find OpenOffice quite UNUSABLE with Word documents, because of 
several "features" like this one, that have no solution and apparently no 
workaround except perhaps creating a new document and rewriting the whole 
thing. I'm not sure if it's all because of the Asian layout thing or not, but 
all this hassle almost makes me want to just go to a shop and buy MS Word.
Comment 7 aditsu 2005-10-20 11:06:36 UTC
If "FEATURE" actually means "feature request", then I apologize for my previous
Comment 8 falko.tesch 2005-10-20 21:15:41 UTC
FT: Re-assigned to default requirement owner
Comment 9 aditsu 2006-02-01 16:53:16 UTC
Created attachment 33768 [details]
Still not fixed in OOo 2.0.1, but looks a bit different now