Most Annoying Regressions

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Every software update also will bring up some regressions. Some of them are very severe and hinder users to use the current stable version. To get an overview please add your experience to following table:

Please only list Regressions in stable release versions!


Bug stucks me to Fixed for LibO ... Current LibO Workaround signature
Bug tdf#34184 [Task]: Make E-mail MAILMERGE usable OOo 3.1.1 3.5.0 Blat Rainer Bielefeld 2011-12-14T09:57:55 (CET)

Frieder 2011-12-15T10:15:23 (CET)

Bug tdf#33624 - PDF EXPORT "Create PDF Form" breaks display in forms when displayed with AcrobatReaderX OOo 3.1.1 3.5.0 ./. Rainer Bielefeld 2011-12-15T06:45:22 (CET)
Bug tdf#43837 - Impress crashes on custom animation of presentation objects 3.5.0 Regina 2011-12-15T22:20:25 (CET)
Bug tdf#40482 [Task]: displayed nonprinting characters become unchecked during printing and PDF export LO 3.3.4 3.4.5, 3.5.0, 3.6.0 Juergen 2011-12-15T19:28:42 (CET)
Bug tdf#36982 - Writer ignores text after Equation in docx LO 3.4.4 3.4.6, 3.5.2 Pedro 2011-12-16
Bug tdf#31551- Lines in legend not shown with current width (Story) OOo 3.1.1 3.6.0, 3.5.2 use OOo 3.1.1 Rainer Bielefeld 2012-01-24T07:08:16 (CET)
This one is a DUP of following Bug 37024: Bug tdf#44093- Forms in Base are always opened in printlayout. Wide forms are not usable. Pagelayout Weblayout LO 3.3.4 3.4.6, 3.5.1 3.6.0 use LO 3.3.4 Robert Großkopf 2012-01-24T18:50:16 (CET)
Bug tdf#37024- UI: WEB-View for Form layout no longer available (Story) 3.3 3.4.6, 3.5.1 3.6.0 ? Rainer Bielefeld 2012-01-24T19:37:42 (CET) (I only present the problem here, am not affected)
Bug tdf#38542- FORMATTING TABLE double borders incompatibility with old LibO / OOo Versions.(Story) 3.3 3.4.6 3.5.0 none Rainer Bielefeld 2012-01-26T07:13:48 (CET) (I only present the problem here, am not affected)
Bug tdf#44708 - FILEOPEN old document: Paragraph border FORMATTING lost. (Story) 3.3 3.5.4 3.6.0 none Rainer Bielefeld 2012-01-26T07:13:48 (CET) (I only present the problem here, am not affected)
Bug tdf#38056 - FORMATTING: Page Borders handling broken. (Story) 3.3 3.5.6 3.6.0 none Rainer Bielefeld 2012-01-26T07:13:48 (CET) (I only present the problem here, am not affected)
Bug tdf#40788 - FORMATTING Calc ignores manual breaks when "fit to number of pages" is chosen OOo 3.2.1 3.5.6 3.6.0 4.0.0 None Norbert Scheibner 2012-01-31T23:59:59 (CET)
Bug tdf#43752- VIEWING: Rotated flipped shapes in 3.4 drawings loose rotation opened in 3.5 (Story) 3.4.5 3.5.3, 3.6.0 Use 3.4.x Rainer Bielefeld 2012-02-08T06:49:08 (CET)
Bug tdf#34093 - Partial PDFEXPORT of particular Master Documents breaks hyperlinks OOo 3.5.4, 3.6.0 Use OOo 3.1.1, OOo 3.2 (because OOo 3.1.1 often crashes opening LibO Master Documents) Rainer Bielefeld 2012-05-13T16:45:06 (CEST)
Bug tdf#45260- EDITING: Pasted object not same position w.r.t. original object if border thickness greater 0 AOOo 3.4 3.6.0 Use OOo 3.1.1 Rainer Bielefeld 2012-05-30T08:20:59 (CEST)
Bug tdf#42939 - SVG Export ignores line width LibO 3.4.5 LibO 3.6.0 ./. Rainer Bielefeld 2012-08-12T17:47:47 (CEST)

If you problem is already listed, please simply add your signature in the row! Please also contribute your experience if you need an old Version installed in parallel for your needs.


Chart Legend Line Width

I have to prove correct function of a system with data read from the PLC. Customers are used to see the setpoint as a transparent bar and the measured value as a thin line in the same color. In the legend it's really difficult to distinguish the lines shown with the same width.

WEB-View for Form layout no longer available

It seems that for complex Form layouts all fields only with WEB view are visible, Print view cuts away the bottom of the view. fields from that area all will be shown overlapping at the bottom of the view. Someone who needs such complex form layouts can't use later LibO versions. The sample document and screenshots in the bug report show the problem very well, but unfortunately that's not a "real life" demo.

Double Borders

With 3.4 LibO got a much more flexible borders dialog what allows to select style and width for the border separately. It seems that change caused some incompatibility issues with old documents. Same problem in CALC! It's easy to imagine that this problem can make lots of documents unusable for some users.

Rotated flipped shapes

I have lots of Drawings with elements where the congruent parts of the element have been created and added by rotating and flipping a copy of the first element part (for details please see second sample in the bug report). All these Drawings are unusable with 3.5.0, I will have to use a Server installation of 3.4.5 in parallel for my needs - that's not acceptable for normal users. -- Rainer Bielefeld 2012-02-08T06:49:08 (CET)

Pasted object not same position

When you use DRAW for technical sketches you do lot of copa / paste / flip / rotate, cut-paste to change layer or similar operations. for all that it's important that the pasted object is at the same position as the source. If not effective work is impossible because you have to correct position of pasted object every time.