Problem using Libreoffice calc with Ubuntu 14.04

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Wed Apr 6 18:39:15 UTC 2016

On 04/05/2016 06:04 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 4/1/2016 1:12 PM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>> Running Ubuntu 14.04, Libreoffice
>> 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:

I have a laptop running 14.04 that I test stuff out before putting it on 
my desktop. The laptop is running LO 4.xx and if I tried to use a double 
underline bottom border I would see a thick black line. I put LO 5.xx on 
it as you suggested below.  If I open a new sheet I can put a nice 
looking double underline at the bottom border. If I move a sheet over 
from my desktop created with LO 4.xx I see a thick black line on the new 
install of 5.xx as well.

> 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 trusty/main
> amd64 Packages
> Version:
> 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)
> deb trusty main
> deb-src trusty main
> To return to the LibreOffice version from the main archive, use
> ppa-purge. see:
> for details
> If you'd like, send me a test spreadsheet directly and I'll see if I can
> reproduce on 14.04 LO

Thanks for the offer, I will send a copy of test.ods directly to you.

Regards,  Jim

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