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Writer now has better support for rotated text in tables containing rows with automatic height. This post also presents two related fixes.
Before diving into improved rotated text handling, first a continuous section break import problem (tdf#128605) was fixed: this was a case when we created a new page style, but only a new section was intended. Here is how the fix looks:
What you can see is that the continuous section break used to result in an unwanted page break, and this is gone now.
Regarding the actual rotated text handling (tdf#128611), there were two problems there:
There was a missing flip handling for line shapes
Poor layout of rotated text in table cells with automatic height
Here is how the fix looks like:
What you can see is that the line clearing the table cell had a vertical flip, which was lost on import. Also, the rotated text in the "row heading" cells was broken into multiple columns. Both are fixed now.
All this is available in LibreOffice master (towards 6.4), so you can try it out right now, if interested.