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Old 12-15-2009, 08:30 PM
Rick Bragg
 
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Hi,

I wonder if it is my install, Ubuntu specific, or just a but in OO

when I copy a table from the spreadsheet program into the document text
editor and export to PDF, numbers get all messed up randomly. They
change into strange characters. I have to "export to PDF" a dozen times
or so then it randomly will be OK. Soooo Frustrating! Has anyone else
noticed this? or is it just me?

Thanks
rick


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Old 12-15-2009, 08:34 PM
Andrew Farris
 
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On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 16:30 -0500, Rick Bragg wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I wonder if it is my install, Ubuntu specific, or just a but in OO
>
> when I copy a table from the spreadsheet program into the document text
> editor and export to PDF, numbers get all messed up randomly. They
> change into strange characters. I have to "export to PDF" a dozen times
> or so then it randomly will be OK. Soooo Frustrating! Has anyone else
> noticed this? or is it just me?

I've actually began noticing this recently as well, across several
different Ubuntu machines...I thought it was just a problem with my
cups-PDF or Adobe printer...i guess not!

This doesn't just happen to me with tables though... I write a lot of
technical papers, and the biggest issue I have is that it screws up my
math formulas... reprinting it as PDF several dozen times usually fixes
it, but as a workaround in the meantime, I usually just go File > Print
| [x] Print to File | As .ps" then use "pstopdf" to convert it. It a
pain, but it's less of a pain than reprinting the doc.

I'll have to look through the OOo bugs now to see if this is being
worked on...

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Old 12-15-2009, 09:01 PM
Rick Bragg
 
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On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 15:34 -0600, Andrew Farris wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 16:30 -0500, Rick Bragg wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I wonder if it is my install, Ubuntu specific, or just a but in OO
> >
> > when I copy a table from the spreadsheet program into the document text
> > editor and export to PDF, numbers get all messed up randomly. They
> > change into strange characters. I have to "export to PDF" a dozen times
> > or so then it randomly will be OK. Soooo Frustrating! Has anyone else
> > noticed this? or is it just me?
>
> I've actually began noticing this recently as well, across several
> different Ubuntu machines...I thought it was just a problem with my
> cups-PDF or Adobe printer...i guess not!
>
> This doesn't just happen to me with tables though... I write a lot of
> technical papers, and the biggest issue I have is that it screws up my
> math formulas... reprinting it as PDF several dozen times usually fixes
> it, but as a workaround in the meantime, I usually just go File > Print
> | [x] Print to File | As .ps" then use "pstopdf" to convert it. It a
> pain, but it's less of a pain than reprinting the doc.
>
> I'll have to look through the OOo bugs now to see if this is being
> worked on...
>
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Thanks Andrew,

That seems like a good workaround for now.

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Old 12-15-2009, 10:15 PM
NoOp
 
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On 12/15/2009 01:34 PM, Andrew Farris wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 16:30 -0500, Rick Bragg wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I wonder if it is my install, Ubuntu specific, or just a but in OO
>>
>> when I copy a table from the spreadsheet program into the document text
>> editor and export to PDF, numbers get all messed up randomly. They
>> change into strange characters. I have to "export to PDF" a dozen times
>> or so then it randomly will be OK. Soooo Frustrating! Has anyone else
>> noticed this? or is it just me?
>
> I've actually began noticing this recently as well, across several
> different Ubuntu machines...I thought it was just a problem with my
> cups-PDF or Adobe printer...i guess not!
>
> This doesn't just happen to me with tables though... I write a lot of
> technical papers, and the biggest issue I have is that it screws up my
> math formulas... reprinting it as PDF several dozen times usually fixes
> it, but as a workaround in the meantime, I usually just go File > Print
> | [x] Print to File | As .ps" then use "pstopdf" to convert it. It a
> pain, but it's less of a pain than reprinting the doc.
>
> I'll have to look through the OOo bugs now to see if this is being
> worked on...
>

https://bugs.launchpad.net/openoffice/+bug/244353

I can verify that it is an (U)OOo build issue. I exported to pdf the
test2.odt listed in
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/openoffice/+bug/244353/comments/28>
in (U)OOo 3.1:
$ cat /usr/lib/openoffice/program/versionrc
[Version]
AllLanguages=en-US
BuildVersion=openoffice.org-core 1:3.1.1-5ubuntu1, Thu Oct 22 20:13:41
UTC 2009
buildid=310m19(Build:9420)
ExtensionUpdateURL=http://updateext.services.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update
OOOBaseVersion=3.1
ProductBuildid=9420
ProductMajor=310
ProductMinor=19
ProductSource=OOO310
UpdateID=OpenOffice.org_3_en-US
UpdateURL=
UpdateUserAgent=<PRODUCT> (${buildid}; ${_OS}; ${_ARCH};
BundledLanguages=${AllLanguages})
Vendor=Debian and Ubuntu

and the result was garbage text in the formalas. I then opened the doc
in standard OOo 3.1:
$ cat /opt/openoffice.org3/program/versionrc
[Version]
AllLanguages=en-US
buildid=310m19(Build:9420)
ExtensionUpdateURL=http://updateext.services.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update
OOOBaseVersion=3.1
ProductBuildid=9420
ProductMajor=310
ProductMinor=19
ProductSource=OOO310
UpdateID=OpenOffice.org_3_en-US
UpdateURL=http://update32.services.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update?pkgfmt=deb
UpdateUserAgent=<PRODUCT> (${buildid}; ${_OS}; ${_ARCH};
BundledLanguages=${AllLanguages})

and the export is correct. You can rule out cups-pdf as well, print to
cups-pdf and to ps works w/o issue. I'll comment on that bug later
today, but I think that this is the isse that you are seeing.




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Old 12-15-2009, 10:26 PM
NoOp
 
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On 12/15/2009 03:15 PM, NoOp wrote:
...
> and the result was garbage text in the formalas. I then opened the doc
> in standard OOo 3.1:
> $ cat /opt/openoffice.org3/program/versionrc
> [Version]
> AllLanguages=en-US
> buildid=310m19(Build:9420)
> ExtensionUpdateURL=http://updateext.services.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update
> OOOBaseVersion=3.1
> ProductBuildid=9420
> ProductMajor=310
> ProductMinor=19
> ProductSource=OOO310
> UpdateID=OpenOffice.org_3_en-US
> UpdateURL=http://update32.services.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update?pkgfmt=deb
> UpdateUserAgent=<PRODUCT> (${buildid}; ${_OS}; ${_ARCH};
> BundledLanguages=${AllLanguages})
>
> and the export is correct. You can rule out cups-pdf as well, print to
> cups-pdf and to ps works w/o issue. I'll comment on that bug later
> today, but I think that this is the isse that you are seeing.

Correction, I just now experienced the same on standard OOo. Tested
again (s)OOo and no issues. So it seems to be a font race issue? Anyway,
I've saved the pdf's & will attach the tests to that bug report + check
the upstream (s)OOo bug reports as well. There is an upstream novell
(that is the version Ubuntu uses):
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=440055
but given that I reproduced in (s)OOo I'll check/report there as well.

You guy's might want to test with test2.odt to see if you get
same/similar results. Please ensure that you show your versionrc's if
yoiu comment on the bug(s) so that the dev's know which version to
tested with.


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Old 12-16-2009, 12:30 AM
"Karl F. Larsen"
 
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NoOp wrote:
> On 12/15/2009 03:15 PM, NoOp wrote:
> ...
>> and the result was garbage text in the formalas. I then opened the doc
>> in standard OOo 3.1:
>> $ cat /opt/openoffice.org3/program/versionrc
>> [Version]
>> AllLanguages=en-US
>> buildid=310m19(Build:9420)
>> ExtensionUpdateURL=http://updateext.services.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update
>> OOOBaseVersion=3.1
>> ProductBuildid=9420
>> ProductMajor=310
>> ProductMinor=19
>> ProductSource=OOO310
>> UpdateID=OpenOffice.org_3_en-US
>> UpdateURL=http://update32.services.openoffice.org/ProductUpdateService/check.Update?pkgfmt=deb
>> UpdateUserAgent=<PRODUCT> (${buildid}; ${_OS}; ${_ARCH};
>> BundledLanguages=${AllLanguages})
>>
>> and the export is correct. You can rule out cups-pdf as well, print to
>> cups-pdf and to ps works w/o issue. I'll comment on that bug later
>> today, but I think that this is the isse that you are seeing.
>
> Correction, I just now experienced the same on standard OOo. Tested
> again (s)OOo and no issues. So it seems to be a font race issue? Anyway,
> I've saved the pdf's & will attach the tests to that bug report + check
> the upstream (s)OOo bug reports as well. There is an upstream novell
> (that is the version Ubuntu uses):
> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=440055
> but given that I reproduced in (s)OOo I'll check/report there as well.
>
> You guy's might want to test with test2.odt to see if you get
> same/similar results. Please ensure that you show your versionrc's if
> yoiu comment on the bug(s) so that the dev's know which version to
> tested with.
>
>
I just tested the OO 3.1.1 on Ubuntu 9.10 and see no change
in the test and test.pdf I made with the OO and viewed with my
usual pdf reader.

Karl

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Old 12-16-2009, 10:19 AM
Andrew Farris
 
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On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 15:26 -0800, NoOp wrote:
[snip]
> Correction, I just now experienced the same on standard OOo. Tested
> again (s)OOo and no issues. So it seems to be a font race issue? Anyway,
> I've saved the pdf's & will attach the tests to that bug report + check
> the upstream (s)OOo bug reports as well. There is an upstream novell
> (that is the version Ubuntu uses):
> https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=440055
> but given that I reproduced in (s)OOo I'll check/report there as well.
>
> You guy's might want to test with test2.odt to see if you get
> same/similar results. Please ensure that you show your versionrc's if
> yoiu comment on the bug(s) so that the dev's know which version to
> tested with.

Thanks for the links. I'm adding my comments as I type. I'll check out
the upstream bug tomorrow though...it's already too late for me to get
further into this tonight.

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Old 12-16-2009, 10:24 AM
Andrew Farris
 
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On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 18:30 -0700, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
[snip]
> I just tested the OO 3.1.1 on Ubuntu 9.10 and see no change
> in the test and test.pdf I made with the OO and viewed with my
> usual pdf reader.

Interesting. Did you test with the Test2.pdf from comment 28? When I
export this, I sometimes get errors, sometimes not, but whenever I try
to export one of my reports, I always get errors. Would you mind
checking out the bug report again, and trying out the file I've left on
my comment to see if you see any issues? The comment is #39:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/openoffice/+bug/244353/comments/39

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Old 12-16-2009, 01:08 PM
"Amedee Van Gasse (ub)"
 
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On Tue, December 15, 2009 22:30, Rick Bragg wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I wonder if it is my install, Ubuntu specific, or just a but in OO
>
> when I copy a table from the spreadsheet program into the document text
> editor and export to PDF, numbers get all messed up randomly. They
> change into strange characters. I have to "export to PDF" a dozen times
> or so then it randomly will be OK. Soooo Frustrating! Has anyone else
> noticed this? or is it just me?

I hope it's not related to the "can't print on tuesdays" bug...
http://www.openoffice.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=users&msgNo=194915


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Old 12-16-2009, 06:01 PM
NoOp
 
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On 12/16/2009 06:08 AM, Amedee Van Gasse (ub) wrote:
> On Tue, December 15, 2009 22:30, Rick Bragg wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I wonder if it is my install, Ubuntu specific, or just a but in OO
>>
>> when I copy a table from the spreadsheet program into the document text
>> editor and export to PDF, numbers get all messed up randomly. They
>> change into strange characters. I have to "export to PDF" a dozen times
>> or so then it randomly will be OK. Soooo Frustrating! Has anyone else
>> noticed this? or is it just me?
>
> I hope it's not related to the "can't print on tuesdays" bug...
> http://www.openoffice.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=users&msgNo=194915
>
>

Nah :-) But I did use the code so that I don't have to print on Tuesdays
anymore :-)

I have found that
https://bugs.launchpad.net/openoffice/+bug/244353
is not just an (U)OOo or go-oo/Novell OOo issue. Found a bug on upstream
standard OOo with the same problem & the original reporter of that bug
was using a Mac.




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