Issue 52365

Summary: Tabstops and formatting in keyword index not working when using multiple columns
Product: Writer Reporter: mindarray <v.puttrich>
Component: formattingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 1.1.4Keywords: needmoreinfo, oooqa
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description Flags
Sample document and concordance file none

Description mindarray 2005-07-23 14:09:07 UTC
This issue aplies to all versions of OOo that I know (1.1.4, 1.1.5rc and 2.0.x

If you use multiple columns for keyword indices only the last column is
formatted properly as you have set it. Columns to the left just ignore any
separator chars and right aligning. Left aligning tabstops do work, however.
The issue only arises at a depth of 2 and deeper!

If you create an index with three columns, set the page numbers to be right
aligned and dots to separate the keyword from the page numbers, these settings
will only apply to the third (or rightmost) column. This behavior can be seen at
any depth, except the first, and across pages. Further it seems that any kind of
formatting to the right of a keyword is problematic.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-07-25 08:47:00 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2005-07-25 08:54:14 UTC
Please attach a sample document.
Comment 3 mindarray 2005-07-28 08:45:21 UTC
Ok, I was trying to find out more about this issue and it seems that I got it...
I found a way to let you reproduce the issue.

First off, I think I found this issue by accident, because I was using the index
feature the "wrong" way. Or using it in a way others wouldn't use it. Let me
tell you what I did first, and then what I did to get it working the way it
should be.

I was trying to set up an "alphabetical index" using all three levels with a
concordance file, level two and three indented, and everything in three columns.
To do this, I was only using options from the dialog where you set up the index.
That means I was using the 3-columns option from there and, most important here,
I was trying to set up the indentation from this dialog (tab sheet "Entries"). I
did not use any styles from anywhere else.

To get level 2 and 3 indented I inserted a "Tab stop" to the left of those two
entries and assigned 0.5cm and 1.0cm as positions (no fill character here). The
tab to the right of the "E" has had a dot as fill char and "Align right" has
been checked. It looked like this:

S: [E]
1: [E][T][#]
2: [T][E][T][#]
3: [T][E][T][#]

This directly leads to the issue. The aditional Tab stops are the problem. The
issue arises as soon as you have more than one column for output. It only
appears in columns to the left, the column to the very right works properly with
that configuration. Checking/unchecking the "Tab position relative to Paragraph
Style Indent" does not change anything.

To avoid this issue, I simply left the formatting of entries as they are
pre-set. The indentation is now set up with the styles for level 2 and 3, using
"Indent before text" (Styles: "Index 2" and "Index 3"). The pre-set Tab stops
can now be configured for everything possible (e.g. using dots and "Align right").

Summary: As soon as you insert an additional Tab stop into the formatting of
"Entries", and use more than one column, you get this issue. But only for levels
that have the additional Tab stop.

I hope this helps, this time...

Volker Puttrich
Comment 4 eric.savary 2005-08-02 09:56:09 UTC
Can you *please* attach a sample document to the issue?
Comment 5 mindarray 2005-08-02 15:11:15 UTC
Created attachment 28425 [details]
Sample document and concordance file
Comment 6 eric.savary 2005-08-02 23:11:16 UTC
ES->OS: no regression but indeed we have a problem there.
with multiple columns, the "right aligned" tab does not right align but alignes
at a wrong position.

-> mindarray: to correct your problem: set the tab at 1,63" on the first level.
Comment 7 mindarray 2005-08-03 06:18:24 UTC
But as I said before: The rightmost column works properly.

A workaround would be to not insert leading tabs and use styles for indentation.
This makes the "right align" tab work again.
Comment 8 ace_dent 2008-05-15 00:27:15 UTC
This Issue requires more information ('needmoreinfo'), but has not been updated
within the last year. Please re-test with one of the latest versions of OOo -
the problem(s) may have already been addressed. Either use the recent stable
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):

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 :

Many thanks,

Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~
Comment 9 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:20:00 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".