Issue 96545 - tables not displaying the content of cells when having fixed row height
Summary: tables not displaying the content of cells when having fixed row height
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0
Hardware: Unknown Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needmoreinfo, oooqa
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Reported: 2008-11-24 19:14 UTC by mandydog
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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.odt files with tables not viewed properly (52.25 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2008-11-24 19:17 UTC, mandydog
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original file with tables problem [company name changed] (717.50 KB, text/plain)
2008-11-28 17:14 UTC, mandydog
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.doc copy of file (717.50 KB, text/plain)
2008-11-28 17:16 UTC, mandydog
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Description mandydog 2008-11-24 19:14:26 UTC
I have a problem  reading a .doc document contain a large number of tables
produced by a system called SAGE.  The document opens successfully with writer
but most [not all] of the tables therein are displayed on screen or with page
preview with apparently entirely blank cells. The tables display correctly with
wordpad. I can also cut and paste into spreadsheet, table by table,but in a
document with 40 tables is , to say the least , tedious
When opened with writer the rows are very thin. If I select a table and increase
the row heights I can read the numbers in the cells. I also need to increase the
font size to 10 so that I can actually read the numbers. However I cannot, it
seems,  select the whole document, to increase cell height but must do it a
table at a time, which in a document with 40 tables is unacceptable. A similar
document, when I increase the font size with select all, [ there was some text
outside the tables,  so I could select all ] the visible content in some other
tables disappeared, others only displayed part of the characters as the row
height was insufficent for the characters.

I tried convert to text then convert to table . This would also be on a table by
table basis!  The text was then readable but the table then had columns of
unsuitable width and I did not seem able to correct this .

I can send you the problem file if you wish. I has been virus checked. How do I
send the file, which I have saved as .odt
Comment 1 mandydog 2008-11-24 19:17:03 UTC
Created attachment 58266 [details]
.odt files with tables not viewed properly
Comment 2 eric.savary 2008-11-24 23:16:49 UTC
Please also attach the .doc file.
Comment 3 eric.savary 2008-11-25 15:04:08 UTC
Changed summary
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2008-11-25 16:11:08 UTC
There is a "paragraph spacing below of 0,35 cm" in the cells. Setting this to 0
cm will make the content visible. This problem must be insisted by the import,
so please attach the original Ms Word document to this issue so that we can
evaluate this. Thanks a lot!
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2008-11-28 14:08:49 UTC
We need the original .doc file to correctly fix this issue.
Feel free to reopen this issue, when this doc could be provided.
Thanks for your patience!
Comment 6 eric.savary 2008-11-28 14:11:37 UTC
Comment 7 mandydog 2008-11-28 17:11:13 UTC
Attaching file, with apologies for the delay.
Comment 8 mandydog 2008-11-28 17:14:35 UTC
Created attachment 58370 [details]
original file with tables problem [company name changed]
Comment 9 mandydog 2008-11-28 17:16:19 UTC
Created attachment 58371 [details]
.doc copy of file
Comment 10 michael.ruess 2008-12-01 11:09:16 UTC
It does not seem to be an import problem at all... 

MRU->AMA: in the attached document, there is a table where the rows have a fixed
height. The paragraph in these cells have a "spacing below" of a certain value.
With this combination, the contents seem to move downwards in the cell. I think,
this should not be.

MRU->mandydoc: as a workaround, you can select the table and and remove the
"spacing below" value in Format.Paragraph.