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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rm -rf $HOME/.openoffice
2. set X server to one with horizontal dimension != 640, 800, 1152 or 1024
Actual Results: unreadble help text
Expected Results: readable help text
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).
Please try current OOo 1.1.0, and reopen if problem still occurs