Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Select all does not work as expected|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||issues@sw <issues>|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description rom888 2004-09-21 10:20:04 UTC
If a text document starts with a table, the select all command does not work as expected. It selects the table and not the rest of the document. To reproduce: 1. Create a new text document 2. Insert > Table..., and click OK 3. Enter some text after the table 4. Edit > Select all Only the table will be selected. I suspect this arises because select all starts at the beginning of the document and attempts to extend the selection until it reaches the end. Therefore this behaviour may occur on other platforms. While this behaviour is consistent with the notion of selections which begin in tables not extending beyond them, I believe it is a UI glitch. Ever since MacWrite, "Select All" has meant "Select the whole document". Workaround: don't put tables right at the start of documents. However, this is not a particularly user-friendly restriction.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2004-09-21 10:32:37 UTC
This problem is know. Unfortunately this will mean a VERY HUGE effort to be fixed with a small affect. Thus issue 7747 is marked as WONTFIX. *** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 7747 ***
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2004-09-21 10:33:56 UTC
Comment 3 rom888 2004-09-21 11:29:06 UTC
Congratulations. The only program I know of where "select all" does not mean "select all". Think I'll stick with Word.