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In LO 6.4.5.2 and 6.4.6.2 (UbuntuStudio), whenever I open one of my spread sheets, made years' ago but in weekly use, I find that the font name and the font size is slightly corrupted in the formatting toolbar.

The size should be 10 but it looks like both 20 and 10 written in the same space at same time. Equally the font name should be Liberation Sans but it too looks sometimes like a combination of two names. This is less common that the font size corruption.

If I highlight a cell and click the font size dropdown, the correct size is clearly displayed. If I then select another cell, instead of displaying 10 it looks like a mix of 10 and 12 (not 20 and 10 as when first opened) until I again click on the dropdown.

If I close the formatting bar and reopen it, the corruption is back.

Has anybody else had this problem? Is it perhaps a distro introduced phenomenon?
Philip

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Re: corrupted font name and size display in format bar in Calc

On 01/10/2020 13.28, Philip Jackson wrote:

> In LO 6.4.5.2 and 6.4.6.2 (UbuntuStudio), whenever I open one of my
> spread sheets, made years' ago but in weekly use, I find that the font
> name and the font size is slightly corrupted in the formatting toolbar.
>
> The size should be 10 but it looks like both 20 and 10 written in the
> same space at same time. Equally the font name should be Liberation
> Sans but it too looks sometimes like a combination of two names. This
> is less common that the font size corruption.
>
> If I highlight a cell and click the font size dropdown, the correct
> size is clearly displayed. If I then select another cell, instead of
> displaying 10 it looks like a mix of 10 and 12 (not 20 and 10 as when
> first opened) until I again click on the dropdown.
>
> If I close the formatting bar and reopen it, the corruption is back.
>
> Has anybody else had this problem? Is it perhaps a distro introduced
> phenomenon?
> Philip
>

Hi Philip,

Exactly the same issue here but not only in Calc but also in Writer,
Impress and Draw. No old documents needed to reproduce it. Just open any
of these modules, type in some characters so that you have at least two
different fonts and two different font sizes. Then point the cursor in
the text to the different fonts and font sizes and that's it.

I am currently using Xubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu Studio 20.04 and Ubuntu
Budgie 20.04. I downloaded LO 6.3.6.2, LO 6.4.6.2 and LO 7.0.1.2 from
libreoffice.org and installed them in an external hard drive so that I
can access these installations from any distro. The issue only occurs
when running these installations of LO 6.3 or LO 6.4 from Ubuntu Studio;
it does never happen with LO 7.0 (regardless of the distro) and it also
never happens when running any of these same three installations of LO
from Xubuntu or from Ubuntu Budgie.

Best regards,
JPS




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Re: corrupted font name and size display in format bar in Calc

On 01/10/2020 20:36, JPS wrote:

> On 01/10/2020 13.28, Philip Jackson wrote:
>> In LO 6.4.5.2 and 6.4.6.2 (UbuntuStudio), whenever I open one of my spread sheets, made years' ago but in weekly use, I find that the font name and the font size is slightly corrupted in the formatting toolbar.
>>
>> The size should be 10 but it looks like both 20 and 10 written in the same space at same time. Equally the font name should be Liberation Sans but it too looks sometimes like a combination of two names. This is less common that the font size corruption.
>>
>> If I highlight a cell and click the font size dropdown, the correct size is clearly displayed. If I then select another cell, instead of displaying 10 it looks like a mix of 10 and 12 (not 20 and 10 as when first opened) until I again click on the dropdown.
>>
>> If I close the formatting bar and reopen it, the corruption is back.
>>
> Hi Philip,
>
> Exactly the same issue here but not only in Calc but also in Writer, Impress and Draw. No old documents needed to reproduce it. Just open any of these modules, type in some characters so that you have at least two different fonts and two different font sizes. Then point the cursor in the text to the different fonts and font sizes and that's it.
>
> I am currently using Xubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu Studio 20.04 and Ubuntu Budgie 20.04. I downloaded LO 6.3.6.2, LO 6.4.6.2 and LO 7.0.1.2 from libreoffice.org and installed them in an external hard drive so that I can access these installations from any distro. The issue only occurs when running these installations of LO 6.3 or LO 6.4 from Ubuntu Studio; it does never happen with LO 7.0 (regardless of the distro) and it also never happens when running any of these same three installations of LO from Xubuntu or from Ubuntu Budgie.

Thanks for your confirmation, JPS. I can confirm that I get the effect in Writer too. I hadn't noticed it before but you're quite right.  Interesting that you get the poor display only in UbuntuStudio and even using downloads of LO direct from libreoffice.org.

I made a fresh, clean installation of UbuntuStudio 20.04.1 at the beginning of August and my experience with it so far is that it is the worst since I started with this distro back in 14.04. I have some applications that take 32 seconds to start up regardless of whether it is the first start or an n'th start since bootup. I had xscreensaver which wouldn't kick in until I disabled the startup script that came with the distro. Some applications do start normally but some are always slow and some of these slow ones were part of the distribution and not something I installed later.

Maybe it has something to do with the fact announced by UbuntuStudio that their dev's were pretty well all working with Kubuntu and the KDE Plasma desktop. 20.04 was their last planned release with the XFCE desktop.

Anyway, it does not appear to be a subject for this discussion group and would be more correctly dealt with on the Ubuntu forums.

Thanks and best regards,
Philip


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