Issue 12588 - Lack of 'MS Word's' Selecting Width of a multi-line textblock
Summary: Lack of 'MS Word's' Selecting Width of a multi-line textblock
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 1596
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC4
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: bettina.haberer
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-03-22 12:01 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2004-02-20 16:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description Unknown 2003-03-22 12:01:04 UTC
Say we have a normal text page of 72 chars each lines and 60 lines. Some of this
text are spaced and organized like a simplified table (eg. a database I/O):

  Column 1   Column 2   Column 3
     a          1        red
     b          2        green
     c          3        blue

In MS Word it is possible to select a multi-line textblock like Column 2 here of
4 lines and 8 char's width by using the combined keyboard and mouse command:

   Shift+Alt and left mouse button to select the textblock.

When I asked for this in the StarOffice 6 beta period, this feature wasn't
implemented in Writer, but was placed as a suggestion to the developer team, see
below here. 

Still in OOo 1.02 this useful feature doesn't look to be implemented.

Terje J. Hanssen

Sun Microsystems - Joerg Feldt wrote:

> [...]
> Hello Terje,
> OK - this is not implemented yet and I don't know when this will be
> implemented.
> This feature is passed on the developer team.
> --
> With kind regards / Mit freundlichen Grüßen
> Joerg Feldt
> StarOffice Competence Center
> --
> Joerg Feldt                   Support Engineer
> Enterprise Services 
> Sun Microsystems GmbH         e-mail:
Comment 1 stefan.baltzer 2003-09-08 17:29:45 UTC
SBA: Reassigned to Bettina from the User Experience team for consideration.
Comment 2 utomo99 2003-09-18 08:51:49 UTC
Please try using the latest OOo 1.1 Rc4, 
Your version already old enough, and many bug fixes since your version 
and 1.1 RC4. If the problem still happend in 1.1 RC4 please report back
Comment 3 Unknown 2003-09-18 21:45:22 UTC
Still in OOo 1.1RC4 this useful feature doesn't look to be
implemented, at least not as tested with the mentioned keyboard and
mouse command.
Comment 4 guido.pinkernell 2004-02-20 16:52:41 UTC

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 1596 ***
Comment 5 guido.pinkernell 2004-02-20 16:52:55 UTC