Issue 121336 - Format->Page->Page->Text direction redraw problem
Summary: Format->Page->Page->Text direction redraw problem
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: 3.4.1
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2012-11-11 10:51 UTC by Ahmed Khater
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:44 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---

page layout menu (205.36 KB, image/png)
2013-09-13 13:20 UTC, anne_onion
no flags Details
OpenOffice 3.4.1 Right-to-left (8.14 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-09-18 19:51 UTC, Andrew_M_Freyman
no flags Details
Word 2010 Right-to-left (14.24 KB, application/octet-stream)
2013-09-18 19:52 UTC, Andrew_M_Freyman
no flags Details

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Description Ahmed Khater 2012-11-11 10:51:33 UTC
. symptoms: when Format->Page->Page->Page Layout = (Right and Left) by default, a document with 3 pages and the current view area displays two pages side by side, and by changing Text direction from (right-to-left) to (left-to-right), the current view should have the two pages switched, but nothing happens. to make the change visible, select View->Nonprinting characters.

. reproduction steps: create a document with 3 pages, and make the view shows the two pages (left and right).
Comment 1 Javier Lopez 2013-02-09 02:58:27 UTC

Please, Could attach a picture of your problem?

Comment 2 Alexander 2013-02-11 17:00:46 UTC
Hello Ahmed,

Just asking for some clarification, is the page switching normal for other text editors when you change from (left-to-right)?
Comment 3 anne_onion 2013-09-13 13:20:01 UTC
Created attachment 81535 [details]
page layout menu
Comment 4 anne_onion 2013-09-13 13:24:26 UTC
I have a few questions while recreating your problem with open office.
I created a multi page document and followed the Format->Page->Page Layout path. In my attached screenshot I do not see an option to change the layout from(right-to-left) to (left-to-right).  Is this the way you did it? I even have set the View->Nonprinting characters as you noted
Comment 5 Andrew_M_Freyman 2013-09-18 19:51:40 UTC
Created attachment 81573 [details]
OpenOffice 3.4.1 Right-to-left
Comment 6 Andrew_M_Freyman 2013-09-18 19:52:24 UTC
Created attachment 81574 [details]
Word 2010 Right-to-left
Comment 7 Andrew_M_Freyman 2013-09-18 19:56:22 UTC
I was able to reproduce this issue in OpenOffice v3.4.1 English version (Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1)

1. Open OpenOffice Writer
2. Create a 3 page document
3. Click View-->Nonprinting Characters (if not already enabled)
4. In the bottom right, next to the zoom bar, click the icon that looks like two separated pages side-by-side (the second of three icons)
5. Click Tools-->Options and expand "Language Settings" section
6. Click Languages
7. Check the "Show UI elements for Bi-Directional writing" checkbox and click OK
8. Type Ctrl+Shift+D or click the "Right-To-Left" button which should now appear on the toolbar
9. The nonprinting character on the line where your cursor was should now be on the right side of the page, but the pages should still remain in order 1-3 with page 1 on the left and page 2 on the right.
10. Even if you select the entire document before completing Step 8, the page order (1-3, left to right) does not change

I've attached the Writer document I worked with to reproduce this issue.

I've replicated these steps in Miscrosoft Word 2010 English version (Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1) and the page order did not change in that program either. The replication steps for this program can be found inside of the attached Word document, which is also the document I used for replication.
Comment 8 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-13 19:37:01 UTC
page1 page2
Format - Page... - Page - Paper format - Text direction=Right-to-left (horizontal)
page1 page2 (not OK)
Nonprinting Characters
page2 page1 (OK)

AOO420m1(Build:9800)  -  Rev. 1586681
Win 7
Comment 9 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:44:43 UTC
Reset the assignee to the default "".