Issue 14568 - Unrequested scrolling in writer
Summary: Unrequested scrolling in writer
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2003-05-17 15:45 UTC by schulten
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description schulten 2003-05-17 15:45:32 UTC
Writer scrolls in various situations where the user does not expect it. There 
are situations where this behavior makes Writer useless for certain solutions.

- when the text fields are refreshed, writer scrolls to the beginning. This is 
a serious problem in scripting, since you have to refresh text fields via API 
after manipulating them in code. The effect is: user clicks a radio button on 
page 3 of a template, a macro sets a document variable (a field of type "user 
field"), the fields are refreshed to let conditions in hidden sections and 
paragraphs check the new value of the document variable. And swoosh, we are on 
p. 1. The user did not tell us to go there, he just altered a document 
variable. This makes it impossible to create documents where certain sections 
are switched on and off by clicking form controls.

- it scrolls to the current cursor position by itself from time to time, 
although the user has scrolled to a different page (without putting the cursor 
on that page). This disturbs reading, because you do not constantly move the 
cursor when you read, you merely scroll the pages

- when an image is cut or deleted, writer scrolls to the beginning. Imagine 
what this means when the image is on p. 127 out of 212, and was supposed to be 
moved to p. 130.

I think a simple rule should be: never scroll unless the user orders it.
Comment 1 prgmgr 2003-06-19 21:41:14 UTC
Thank you for using and supporting OOo.

Does 1.1 Beta 2 resolve this issue?
Comment 2 utomo99 2003-09-24 10:40:02 UTC
Please try using the latest OOo 1.1 Rc5, 
Your version already old enough, and many bug fixes since your version 
and 1.1 RC5. If the problem still happend in 1.1 RC5 please report back
Comment 3 guido.pinkernell 2003-11-02 14:43:04 UTC
As to your last comment: The disappearing cursor after having deleted
a graphic has been fixed with Issue 12890.

As to your second comment: To be able to reproduce the problem we will
need a step by step instruction. This might be difficult when it only
happens "from time to time", but perhaps you could try;)

As to your first: Could you please attach a file with which we could
reproduce the problem? Thanks for reporting!
Comment 4 jack.warchold 2003-11-13 14:40:06 UTC
reassigend to jw
Comment 5 jack.warchold 2003-11-17 13:36:08 UTC
ok this are all known issues, even the "scroll to the cursor position" 
issue, but however this all are more enhancement-wishes then bugs.

reassigend to bh
Comment 6 flibby05 2004-03-21 10:36:31 UTC
changing issue type from defect to enhancement
Comment 7 haxwell 2005-02-22 16:05:05 UTC
confirming as a new enhancement issue.

Not sure if the OS/Platform fields are set correctly. They are currently
(PC/Windows 2000).
Comment 8 haxwell 2005-02-22 16:05:56 UTC
reassigned to requirements.
Comment 9 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:37:55 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with
one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been
addressed. Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have
advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker:
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