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From Matthias Seidel <>
Subject Re: OO 4.2.0 problem Page Background
Date Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:13:46 GMT
Hi Rory,

Am 09.10.2018 um 10:11 schrieb Rory O'Farrell:
> For information:
> On a Windows XP machine (32 bit) I have installed AOO 4.2.0 (en-US) version 1842967.
 The Page Format shows "Area" (not "Background", as on Linux 64 version) as a tab, and I can
change a page background on the Windows version.  The crash in Impress, when selecting a Master
Page, does not occur on that Windows version.
> On my preferred machine, running AOO 4.2.0 (en-US) 2018-10-05_08:36:16 - Rev. 184287
on Xubuntu 18.04.1 64 bit I find the following differences from the Windows version.
> 1) Page Background tab in Linux is called Area tab in Windows
> 2) Page Background does not work in Writer in Linux (i.e., that tab is inactive).  Works
OK (as Area tab) in Windows
> 3) Selecting Master Page sidebar in Impress Linux DEB 64 crashes OO.  Works OK in Windows.

> Matthias Seidel tells me that his version of OO on Linux uses Area, not Page to apply
the Page backgrounds.

Just to clarify:
The Page tab is still there, it is the Background tab that is (in 4.2.0)
replaced by Area.
No special build are used by me, just those from our buildbots.
I always do a clean install, that means everything from LO is purged.

> The Page background problem also showed up on AOO 4.1.6 (linux DEB 64 version); others
have reported the crash with Master Pages in Impress on that version.  I have not investigated
the 4.1.6 version on a Windows machine.

For Impress/Master Pages see:

It is important to name the Linux version on which the crash occurs.
4.1.6 has no problems (regarding Master Pages) on Ubuntu 16.04 but
crashes on 18.04. My guess is that it is related to the different
FreeType versions (2.6.x vs. 2.8.x).



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