Hello. I’ve been using LibreOffice ever since I started using Ubuntu, about a year and a half ago. I finally upgraded Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.10, and while I was away from my computer the upgrade finished, presumably asked if I wanted to restart, and then restarted while I still LibreOffice writer open.
Since then,the display cramps the lines together, such that to get a display of single line spacing similar to the one I’m used to, I have to use 1.5 spacing. single spacing it looks like the letters actually overlap. Even then, by default it only shows the top half of each line, though I can temporarily make lines display in full.
Entering a carriage return from a line and then removing it will display a single line, and print preview will make all the lines show up, however any new text entered will only show the top half, until the text wraps, after which all but the final line will show in entirety. A new line will make both the previous line and itself display only the top half (even if the previous line had previously been visible).
With single spacing and the text displayed in full it looks like the letters actually overlap. However my paragraph settings remain normal, and uninstalling and reinstalling do nothing. This seems to be an issue only with Writer; Impress is working fine.
I’ve tried to see if other people have had this issue with searches including “cramp(ed|ing) lines,” “cutting off bottom half,” “vertical kerning,” and “overlapping lines” without finding anything relevant), and came up blank. So I suspect that this is either an issue with the update to Ubuntu and/or that there’s a better way to describe my problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.