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Differnt versions, different line-spacing

asked 2016-09-15 18:03:14 +0100

tipichris gravatar image

I have a document, written using LO 4.2.82 on Ubuntu 14.04. The bulk of the document uses a paragraph style which has the line spacing set to 180%. Actually what I want is 1.5 line spacing, but if I select this the result is way too close to call 1.5. So be a process of experimenting I've established that 180% gives me something that looks about right.

If I open the same document in LO 5.1.5.2 on Windows 10 what I get actually looks like 180% line spacing. Can anyone suggest what is causing this?

Just to make things even more complicated, whilst I can reproduce this effect, I can't reproduce it consistently. A new document I created as a test this morning seems to display similarly in both versions, with 1.5 line spacing producing the effect I'm after.

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answered 2016-09-15 18:10:44 +0100

paul1149 gravatar image

Do you have the required fonts installed on each machine? Have you experimented with embedding the fonts into the document (File / Properties)?

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Yes, line spacing is relative to a font size and type. LibreOffice 4.2 is quiet old, maybe LO changed default template since then.

Kruno gravatar imageKruno ( 2016-09-15 18:16:17 +0100 )edit

Yes, the font is installed on both machines. The template is not default, though it may have been based on the default template originally. Oddly, if I create a new document from the template I have the problem. If I create a new document from the default template, and then apply this template, I don't. This doesn't help with my immediate problem though, which is that I have a 45,000 word document that will eventually be twice that size and I need to be able to work on it across both machines

tipichris gravatar imagetipichris ( 2016-09-15 18:45:23 +0100 )edit

Possibly template corruption then. I would create an alternative template and experiment from there. I also would update LO. The new schema does not "apply" whole other templates to existing documents, it "loads" specified elements from them.

paul1149 gravatar imagepaul1149 ( 2016-09-15 20:06:58 +0100 )edit
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