Line spacing 80% + image Anchor as character = upper part of image become white (or negative Leading?)

asked 2018-10-15 09:49:22 +0200

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updated 2018-10-15 10:01:48 +0200

I am trying to mitigate from Microsoft 2016 to LibreOffice ( - Windows 7.
So far, I found only one incompatibility issue - image layout with proportional line spacing.


In Microsoft, if I set Line Spacing= multiple 0.8 on the line that has image "in line with text", the result will be:- image description

The chopped green circle show how much the upper part of image is lost.


In Libre, if I set Line Spacing= proportional of 80% on the line that has image "Anchor : as character" ,
the result will be:-
image description


Microsoft seems to calculate lineHeight = imageHeight - (1 - 0.8)*fontSize , while LibreOffice calculate lineHeight = imageHeight*0.8.
Thus, in LibreOffice, more of the upper part of image is lost.

I believe LibreOffice's formula is more intuitive, but unfortunately, I have a few 300+ pages document (with a lot of images) to reformat.

How to port the documents to LibreOffice effectively?

More information :-

  • Format of my documents are based on Styles.
  • Almost every line is proportional 80%, and I don't want to change it to 100%.

My poor solution (not work)

I found that line-space Leading is almost what I want, except that LibreOffice enforce it to always positive number.

I tried to unzip .odt, and edit the line-spacing in styles.xml to a negative number, but it crashed LibreOffice.

<style:style style:name="MyFormat2" style:display-name="MyFormat2" style:family="paragraph" style:parent-style-name="Standard" style:default-outline-level=""><style:paragraph-properties  .... style:line-spacing="-0.5cm"

Crash : Unfortunately it seems that LibreOffice crashed when it was last run.

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