Problem using Libreoffice calc with Ubuntu 14.04

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 5 23:04:54 UTC 2016


On 4/1/2016 1:12 PM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> Running Ubuntu 14.04, Libreoffice 4.2.8.2
> 
> The problem I am seeing is when I change the bottom border of a cell to 
> a double underline, I see a thick black line, not two individual lines.
> 
> I have discussed the problem on the Libreoffice forum and they seem to 
> think it is a display problem, but I'm not so sure. One person said his 
> OS and LO were the same as mine and he could see the double underlines.
> 
> I made the following observations:
> 
> Desktop computer running Ubuntu 14.04 + LO 4.xx = black line.
> 
> Laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 + LO 4.xx = black line.
> 
> Same laptop running Mint 17 + LO 5.xx = a double underline.
> 
> A sheet created on the desktop with LO 4.xx opened on the laptop
>    using  Mint 17 and LO 5.xx = black line.
> 
> Desktop reverting to Ubuntu 12.04 + LO 3xx = black line.
> 
> I have a copy of Gnumeric on my 12.04 partition and it will display the 
> bottom border of a cell as a double underline just fine.
> 
> If I print the sheet on 14.04 + LO 4.xx I see the double underline.
> 
> To me some things point to a display problem and other seem to point to 
> a settings problem. What are your thoughts?
> 
> Regards,  Jim

You might want to give LO 5.x a spin to see if it reacts the same on 14.04:

3.13.0-85-generic #129-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 17 20:50:15 UTC 2016 x86_64
x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

~$ apt-cache policy libreoffice
libreoffice:
  Installed: 1:5.1.2~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty0
  Candidate: 1:5.1.2~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty0
  Version table:
 *** 1:5.1.2~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty0 0
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu/ trusty/main
amd64 Packages

Version: 5.1.2.2
Build ID: 1:5.1.2~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty0
CPU Threads: 2; OS Version: Linux 3.13; UI Render: default;
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8)

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LibreOffice
https://launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu trusty main

To return to the LibreOffice version from the main archive, use
ppa-purge. see:
http://www.webupd8.org/2009/12/remove-ppa-repositories-via-command.html
for details

If you'd like, send me a test spreadsheet directly and I'll see if I can
reproduce on 14.04 LO 5.1.2.2




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