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Objects don't snap exactly to gridlines in Writer

asked 2019-07-20 17:26:40 +0200

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updated 2019-07-21 16:03:29 +0200

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Does anyone know why objects (such as a rectangle) do not snap exactly to gridlines in LO Writer? If I try to move the object horizontally, its left edge always seem to snap to about 0.18cm to the right of the nearest vertical gridline. However, if I move it vertically, then it snaps exactly to the nearest horizontal gridline. I've tried this with a rectangle exactly a whole number of grid points wide and high. In all other LO apps that I've tried (Calc, Impress, Draw), objects appear to snap exactly to the nearest horizontal and vertical gridlines (as they should). Not sure if this is a known bug in Writer - apologies if people already know about this.

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1; LibreOffice version (x64); Build ID: 2412653d852ce75f65fbfa83fb7e7b669a126d64; CPU threads: 8; UI render: default; VCL: win; Locale: en-GB (en_GB); UI-Language: en-GB Calc: threaded

Bugzilla report posted - Bug number tdf#126493

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Not sure why this got closed. I can't find a way to open it again.

Geoff_B gravatar imageGeoff_B ( 2019-07-21 14:31:45 +0200 )edit

I reopened the question for you

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-07-21 16:02:00 +0200 )edit

Thanks ajlittoz - how did you manage to reopen the question (is it something I could have done myself)?

Geoff_B gravatar imageGeoff_B ( 2019-07-21 16:11:49 +0200 )edit

Hi ebot. I notice you changed my link to the Bugzilla bug number. What was wrong with my original link? Both mine and yours seem to link to the actual bug number. Is there a standard way of linking to these bug numbers in this forum (I don't know what "tdf#" signifies)? (I'm fairly new to this). Many thanks,

Geoff_B gravatar imageGeoff_B ( 2019-07-21 16:16:55 +0200 )edit

@Geoff_B: you need more karma points than your present total to be granted the privilege to reopen question. Stay tuned and participate to accumulate points.

tdf = "The Document Foundation", this prefix (with pound sign and number) when typed automatically creates a link to the bug site.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-07-21 17:08:46 +0200 )edit

@Geoff_B: most of you has already told @ajlittoz (thanks!) regarding the tdf number. As a supplement, "tdf" stands for "The Document Foundation".

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-07-21 18:33:15 +0200 )edit

Thanks ajlittoz and ebot.

Geoff_B gravatar imageGeoff_B ( 2019-07-21 18:41:07 +0200 )edit

The Bug tdf#126493 was confirmed by me.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-07-24 14:32:40 +0200 )edit

@Geoff_B: reopening questions requires high karma (sorry for late answer but I suffered a site bug which prevented me from interacting with others)

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-08-01 09:46:33 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-07-20 19:02:08 +0200

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updated 2019-07-20 19:04:15 +0200

I could adjust your problem. In my opinion, it should be a bug. You can enter a bug report on Bugzilla. Then please post the link from the bug report here. To do this please edit your question. Thank you.

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With me Windows 10 Home; Version 1903; 64-Bit | LibreOffice, Version: (x64).

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-07-20 19:02:41 +0200 )edit
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