Issue 18853 - Moving Chapters in Navigator loses/gains text and subchapters
Summary: Moving Chapters in Navigator loses/gains text and subchapters
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC
Hardware: PC Windows 98
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-08-30 23:29 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

Sample sxw to show the chapter movement bug (39.00 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-09-13 12:02 UTC, Unknown
no flags Details
Simplified bug document (6.07 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-09-18 12:59 UTC, andreas.martens
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Description Unknown 2003-08-30 23:29:56 UTC
Moving Chapters with the help of the navigator (chapter up/down buttons) moves 
the moved heading, but not necessarily all associated text and subchapters. In 
reviewing a 14 chapter document with Subchapters to level 3 (e. g. 1.1.1) I 
moved chapter 13 to second place and rearranged several other chapters as well. 
After that about every other subchapter was located somewhere along the way, 
text associated with chapters was dropped anywhere along the way and - even 
more astonishing - foreign subchapters and/or texts were appropriated by the 
moved chapter. The effect was a complete disaster (thank god for start-of-the-
work renaming of documents).

This behaviour can easily be reproduced with a simple document. If required I 
can easily provide such a document. 

By the way there seems to be another - possibly associated - problem in moving 
chapters. When clicking "chapter up" several times, sometimes it will show now 
response until you select first a different chapter and then reselect the 
chapter to be moved. 

Cheers from Germany 

Stephan Körting
Comment 1 jack.warchold 2003-09-09 17:59:00 UTC
jw: reassigend to jw

can you test this problem on the latest office release? does the error 
still occur? if so please attach a document. if not please tell me to 
close this issue
Comment 2 Unknown 2003-09-13 12:02:02 UTC
Created attachment 9267 [details]
Sample sxw to show the chapter movement bug
Comment 3 Unknown 2003-09-13 12:07:57 UTC
Hi there!

Now attached find a sample where each paragraph shows the original 
chapter number. Open the navigator, select chapter 12 and start 
moving it up by repeatedly clicking the "chapter up"-Button (in 
German "Kapitel hoch"). You will soon start collecting and losing 
subchapters and paragraphs. 

This behaviour persists in the RC 4 (the properties page on the 
soffice.exe shows the version 6.00.8679 if that is any help). 

If required I can easily post the messed up version of this document 
as well, but I guess it should be easily reproduced.

Cheers from Germany!
Comment 4 jack.warchold 2003-09-16 15:36:21 UTC
hello stephan,
i could not reproduce exactly what you post but i got a little bit of 
a chaos if i moved up the 12th chapter at the second position and then 
moved the former second chapter at the now 4th postion, then the 3rd 
chapter is now part of the currently 2nd chapter. please attach your 
messed up version.
i have to play a littel bit on this issue. somthing is wrong here i 
can confirm this, but i need to fuigure out what.
Comment 5 jack.warchold 2003-09-17 09:14:59 UTC
reassigned to ama
Comment 6 andreas.martens 2003-09-18 12:59:57 UTC
Created attachment 9452 [details]
Simplified bug document
Comment 7 andreas.martens 2003-09-18 13:05:39 UTC
Henning, I've created a more simple document.
Please try to "demote" Chapter 1 with the navigator. You'll see that
the wrong paragraphs are moved.
Another problem: after loading this document, you're able to "promote"
Chapter 2. But if you try to "demote" it afterwards nothing happens?!
BTW: The bug occurs only if there's a table in Chapter 2. If you
delete the table all works fine!
Comment 8 openoffice 2003-09-25 10:21:31 UTC
Comment 9 h.ilter 2003-09-30 09:59:07 UTC
"According to the roadmap
( this issue was retargeted to
OOo Later." 
Comment 10 theradio 2008-12-01 14:22:05 UTC
Seems that this happens only if the subchapters are not displayed in the navigator.
For example, if only level 1 and 2 are displayed, level 3 sections will not move.
The workaround is to display ALL levels in navigator before reorganizing
chapters, and you will see the subchapters move as well.
Comment 11 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:24:45 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".
Comment 12 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:25:39 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".