Issue 113218 - spellcheck returns false negative on entire document - spell check
Summary: spellcheck returns false negative on entire document - spell check
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 74574
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOO320m12
Hardware: Unknown Windows XP
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: writerneedsconfirm
QA Contact: issues@sw
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-07-18 05:54 UTC by oooo
Modified: 2010-07-18 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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


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Description oooo 2010-07-18 05:54:07 UTC
I found a bug whereby Open Office spellcheck ( spell check ) incorrectly reports
that there are no spelling errors in the document regardless of how many errors
are in the document.

This issue happens because you have a spell check instance already running in
another document.

Steps to reproduce:

1) Launch OO Writer.  This will result in the creation of a new text document
referenced in this bug report as document 1.
2) type something with a spelling error in document 1.
3) create a new text document.  This will leave your original document open, and
will result in a second document being created.  This second document is
referenced in this bug report as document 2.
4) type something with a spelling error in document 2.
5) switch to document 1
6) run spell check on document 1 until spell check complains about the spelling
error.  It should say "not in dictionary."  Leave this dialogue untouched as you
proceed to step 7
7) switch to document 2
8) run spell check on document 2.  Notice that the spell check reports in
document 2 that there are no spelling errors.  This is a false report, because
in fact, there are spelling errors in document 2.

I am considering that Spell check is reporting that there are no spelling
errors, even though it doesn't explicitly say this, since the result it gives in
this issue ("the spell check is complete") is the result it normally gives when
there are no errors, therefore the user can reasonably be expected to interpret
this as meaning there are no errors.

How I found this bug:

By chance I ran through the above described steps, and I was rather confused and
frustrated until I realized what was going on.


This bug possibly is specific to the Windows GUI.


I don't know how important a priority you consider this.  I would personally
consider this to be very high priority as it could result in something terrible
happening such as sending off to someone a letter or e-mail or resume replete
with spelling errors.  This could be very embarrassing.  I set this issue at a
P4 -- Please feel free to adjust the relative priority to whatever is
appropriate in your system.  


I have no idea if I selected the correct subcomponent.


This may be a duplicate bug.  There were 5 issues whose summary was "spell
check" however I did not look at those issues as I am not inclined to spend time
reading issues with meaningless summaries :-)

Thanks for your attention to this issue!
Comment 1 eric.savary 2010-07-18 15:37:12 UTC

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 74574 ***
Comment 2 eric.savary 2010-07-18 15:37:26 UTC