Issue 100475 - Incorrect right text selection
Summary: Incorrect right text selection
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 11901
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: writerneedsconfirm
QA Contact: issues@sw
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-03-23 10:34 UTC by froses
Modified: 2009-03-24 14:14 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Word selection in OpenOffice (6.60 KB, image/jpeg)
2009-03-23 11:54 UTC, froses
no flags Details
Word selection in MS-Word 2007 (5.00 KB, image/jpeg)
2009-03-23 12:01 UTC, froses
no flags Details

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Description froses 2009-03-23 10:34:54 UTC
When I select text using Ctrl-Right arrow the behaviour is bizarre. The text 
selected is the next word "and" the next white space. If I select text using 
Ctrl-Left arrow, the behaviour seems OK.

For example: I have two sentences in two paragraphs:
Create a new document

Create a second new document 

1. Put the cursor just before the "new" word "n" character (first paragraph)  
2. Hit Ctrl-Right Arrow keys
3. The selected text is "new " (IMHO, must be "new")
4. Hit Ctrl-Right Arrow another time
5. The selected text is "new document         " and the cursor is just before 
"Create" in the second paragraph
6. Put the cursor just after "w" in the first paragraph
7. Hit Ctrl-Left arrow
8. The selected text is "new" (as expected...)

Best regards,

Francesc Rosés
Comment 1 eric.savary 2009-03-23 11:17:29 UTC
This is a normal behavior.
Compare with Word, Wordpad, Notepad.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2009-03-23 11:40:05 UTC
Comment 3 froses 2009-03-23 11:54:37 UTC
Created attachment 61113 [details]
Word selection in OpenOffice
Comment 4 froses 2009-03-23 12:01:48 UTC
Created attachment 61114 [details]
Word selection in MS-Word 2007
Comment 5 froses 2009-03-23 14:47:35 UTC

I don't agree. When you do the second Ctrl-Shift, the cursor is positioned 
before the first word of second paragraph. In Word is positioned just at the end 
of first paragraph. In OpenOffice the selection expands to the end of screen 
line and the cursor is positioned just before the first word in the second 

Best regards, 

Francesc Rosés
Comment 6 eric.savary 2009-03-24 14:14:08 UTC
This should be covered by issue 11901.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 11901 ***
Comment 7 eric.savary 2009-03-24 14:14:28 UTC