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LibreOffice Impress messes up letter spacing in Slide Show, design view looks normal [closed]

asked 2012-05-16 20:38:01 +0100

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updated 2015-10-16 01:07:05 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I already asked that exact question over at and was referred here in a comment. The question is reproduced below the horizontal rule.

The document in question can be downloaded from here.

On Windows, using LibreOffice, when I create a presentation using Impress, the Slide Show (F5) cuts off the bottom and top (similar to wide-screen movies) and thus changes the aspect ratio, messing up the fonts. What gets messed up in particular is the spacing between letters, which gets stretched a lot.

Here's how it looks during creation:

Design-time view

Here's how it looks on the screen with the preview (fine, too):

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And now the messed up presentation as it appears on my screen (which has the same aspect ratio as our projector, 4:3):

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I also noticed that the framing with the background you choose during initial creation of the presentation is not even shown on the last view.

How can I make sure that the aspect ratio (and consequently the inter-letter spacing and so on) remains the same, no matter what?

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It would help in trying to reproduce and track the problem if you could upload that test presentation.

luyu gravatar imageluyu ( 2012-05-16 20:58:16 +0100 )edit

An attempt to upload an attachment results in SyntaxError: at index 5 in "data = ": expected expression, got <end of file>

0xC0000022L gravatar image0xC0000022L ( 2012-05-16 21:40:26 +0100 )edit

Tested the uploaded file under GNU/Linux with LibreOffice 3.5.3 and it works fine. Try installing latest LO version as @manj_k advised.

luyu gravatar imageluyu ( 2012-05-16 22:26:33 +0100 )edit

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answered 2012-05-16 21:45:25 +0100

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updated 2012-05-16 22:50:59 +0100

Pretty sure → Bug 46901 - SLIDESHOW shows characters too slim with Hardware Acceleration activated - cairo canvas used in error on windows.

Please try with the current version LibreOffice 3.5.3.

Workaround for v3.5.1:

Disable hardware acceleration via

Tools → Options → LibreOffice → View → Graphic output

Addendum: Screenshot (LibreOffice 3.5.3)

Slide Show: Untitled1.odp image description

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Thanks, will try that. Of course disabling hardware acceleration isn't really an option, because this machine is used for way more thing. Probably means I'll have to ban LO into a VM in order to create and test my stuff there ... :-| ... and btw, I can't even upvote your answer, this is ridiculous.

0xC0000022L gravatar image0xC0000022L ( 2012-05-18 15:39:50 +0100 )edit

Please read the bug report, fdo#46901 (regression) has been fixed in LO Hardware acceleration has not been disabled in the screenshot above.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-05-18 16:25:19 +0100 )edit

@manj_k: I realized that when reading through the bug report, thanks. I now installed it and it works. But I still cannot upvote your answer, not even a comment. I'll see whether I can accept it, though.

0xC0000022L gravatar image0xC0000022L ( 2012-05-18 17:00:14 +0100 )edit

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