Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Cannot place cursor before first section or after last section|
|Component:||editing||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description colm.smyth 2005-01-12 10:53:33 UTC
If a section is created (either directly, or implicitly by using Format/Columns), it is not possible to place the cursor either before the first section or after the last section. There should be some operation that allows this. My suggested fix would be to enable the cursor keys to create an empty paragraph; if the user is already at the begin (end) of the first (last) section, then using the cursor key will create a new paragraph above (below) the section. Note that this fix requires no new UI or text resources (a future product patch should document this feature however). This is a serious dissatisfier because it requires the user to create a new document and copy/paste content over, making sure to leave a gap in the new document.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-01-12 11:32:43 UTC
Similar to tables: when placing cursor at first or last position in the section, you can create an empty paragraph by using Alt-Enter key either above or below the section.
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2005-01-12 11:32:56 UTC
Comment 3 colm.smyth 2005-01-12 16:47:28 UTC
Try the following steps to reproduce it: Either: A) 1. Select the last line in a document 2. Choose Format/Columns and selected 2 columns 3. Now try to put the cursor after the columns section B) 1. Create a section at the end of a file 2. Delete the last line using backspace 3. Now try to put the cursor after the last section
Comment 4 colm.smyth 2005-01-12 16:49:49 UTC
Alt-Enter is not acceptable because it is a "weird" mechanism. The standard mechanisms for document navigation should work for the *end* of a document. Alt-Enter does not help with entering paragraphs at the *start* of a document.
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2005-01-13 15:57:43 UTC
Alt-Enter at beginning of a document works fine (just tried it out) and is is documented in online help. If you want to place the cursor right of a section, I will assign this RFE to "requirements". To implement this for OO 2.0 time/resources are much too short so earlies for successor it could happen...
Comment 6 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:39:18 UTC
OpenOffice.org Issue Tracker - Feedback Request. The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed. Either use the recent stable version: http://download.openoffice.org/index.html or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing): http://download.openoffice.org/3.0beta/ Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker: http://www.openoffice.org/issues/query.cgi Many thanks, Andrew Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of: ~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~ http://marketing.openoffice.org/3.0/announcementbeta.html