Issue 115561 - Autocor: automatic deletion of leading spaces works inconsistent
Summary: Autocor: automatic deletion of leading spaces works inconsistent
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.2.1
Hardware: Unknown All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2010-11-13 16:16 UTC by hardy314
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:20 UTC (History)
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Description hardy314 2010-11-13 16:16:13 UTC
This behavior happened in OOo 3.2.1 under WinXP SP3.

Here is how to produce the behavior:

1. create a new and empty Writer document
2. switch on the bulleted list (by pressing the appropriate icon)
3. type one line of text (for example: ABC )
   switch to the second line WITHOUT finishing the bulleted section
      i.e. press Shift-Enter
4. type a second line of text, let it start with several spaces
           (for example:     xxx)
5. Now the display looks like this:
   o ABC
       xxx
6. now press Enter to finish the line and the section
7. result: the leading spaces in the second line will be deleted automatically.
   The display changed to this:
  o ABC
     xxx

I do not like this behavior because I often format bulleted lists in this
manner. It's the easiest way to generate indented lines in such a list. 

I know that this method is not at all a clean way of formatting a text, to just
use spaces. I also know that there are other more elaborate ways of creating
indentation, but they are much more cumbersome and time consuming. And I would
like OOo to behave in a consistent way and let me do my formatting the way I like.

This "automatic leading space deleting" does NOT happen if I do the same thing
outside of a bulleted list. (Just skipt item 2. in the above recipe.)

And the "automatic leading space deleting" can be switched off under
Extras-AutoCorrectionOptions-DeleteSpacesBetweenLineBeginningAndLineEnd . Maybe
this is just an effect of this Autocorrection option. But then, why does is not
happen outside of the bulleted list?

If this behavior is really only an action of the AutoCorrection I would propose
to let it act consistently, I'd like the same behavior inside and outside of
lists. And I would propose to set the default setting of this option to OFF,
unless someone can explain to me what good it normally does.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2010-11-15 09:08:19 UTC
As described in Help, the "Apply styles" option also needs to be activated to
have this behavior outside bullet lists.

MRU->OS: The autocorrect option "Delete spaces and tabs at end and start of
line" will only have effect in text if the "Apply styles" option is turned on.
In bullet lists this will work without "Apply styles" option - this is quite
inconsistent.
Comment 2 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:20:04 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "issues@openoffice.apache.org".