Bug 90479

Summary: Bad help rendering with certain screen sizes
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Alex Butcher <bugzilla>
Component: openoffice.orgAssignee: Dan Williams <dcbw>
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Description Alex Butcher 2003-05-08 15:50:40 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.9 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030316

Description of problem:
If the user's .openoffice directory (created by running an OO.o app for the
first time) is created by running on an X server with the horizontal dimension
!= 640, 800, 1152, or 1024 (see ooffice script), then $scale gets set to 100 and
the FontScaling therefore gets set to 100. This makes most of the help text
render as single-pixel high lines. Not very readable.

A fix is to always set scale to 110+, or an uglier fix is to edit
/usr/lib/openoffice/help/*/custom.css to use Helvetica always.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rm -rf $HOME/.openoffice
2. set X server to one with horizontal dimension != 640, 800, 1152 or 1024
3. ooffice
4. Help


Actual Results:  unreadble help text

Expected Results:  readable help text

Additional info:

As far as I can see, this is a bug introduced by Red Hat and Mandrake.

It may only manifest on machines with certain fonts installed (I have lots).
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2004-02-27 11:24:17 EST
Please try current OOo 1.1.0, and reopen if problem still occurs