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Same odt file, format differences when opened in windows and ubuntu (crouton)

asked 2016-07-19 15:56:08 +0100

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updated 2016-07-19 16:03:29 +0100

Hi everyone,

I have my LibreOffice ODT file of 5 Mb full of text, images and tables. How is that if I open it in Windows (originally created there) it looks as expected, but if I open it in Ubuntu (chromebook and crouton) all tables have messed widths and where before I saw (for example) one row for the number 01 now I see it in two rows??

This is very frustrating, I had assumed the capability to work independently of the OS, but with this should I regret having bought a chromebook?

BR, Gerard

UPDATE: Actually, I can see that the problem is much larger than with tables. Text looks bigger in Linux, so that with the same "Page" dimensions the text distributes much worse in Linux than in Windows. This in turn makes that the pages are also different, where one table is in one page in Windows it appears in two pages in Linux.

What I'm asking then is if this has any solution at all (I foresee it does not), because it looks to me that LibreOffice does not provide this OS-independent features after all.

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Have you tried to install Windows fonts on your Chromebook? Different fonts may be one factor.

vhl gravatar imagevhl ( 2016-07-19 17:18:08 +0100 )edit

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answered 2016-07-31 16:11:49 +0100

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Finally the best solution is to change to Carlito font and remember that LF in Ubuntu doesn't have it installed (you have to install the package). Once this is done, docs seem to look identical in the two platforms

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answered 2016-07-19 20:33:30 +0100

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Default table properties could be set up differently on the two machines.

Another thing you can try is to embed the fonts into the document, at File / Properties.

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Yes, I didn't know it could be done, apparently this has fix the issue (in a fast view now). A thousand thanks :)

bcn_crouton gravatar imagebcn_crouton ( 2016-07-20 00:03:52 +0100 )edit
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