Issue 24784 - Space Characters are missing from the ends of lines
Summary: Space Characters are missing from the ends of lines
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 20878
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: h.ilter
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-01-24 06:49 UTC by geofffarrell
Modified: 2004-01-24 11:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

Screenshot: "wordwrapped" spaces are not being displayed (57.00 KB, image/png)
2004-01-24 10:17 UTC, askoning
no flags Details
Source document for the screenshot (5.65 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.writer)
2004-01-24 10:17 UTC, askoning
no flags Details

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Description geofffarrell 2004-01-24 06:49:18 UTC
Space characters are not shown at the end of lines of text in the area where
word-wrapping occurs (with display of Nonprinting Characters enabled).  This is
irksome when trying to enter text at the end of a line.  Clicking at the end of
a line causes the cursor to be placed immediately against the last character in
the line, regardless of how many spaces may appear after it.  Intuitive
behaviour drives you to attempt to enter a space after that character to provide
separation for the next word, but since spaces are not displayed there, you end
up entering many.  Unable to see them, you are unable to delete any extra ones.
 If you then enter a word, all formatting seems fine, until any subsequent
editing of the paragraph causes word-wrapping to occur in a different place,
whereupon the extra spaces (and the attendant disjointed formatting) become
evident.  This behaviour is inconsistent with other non-printing characters,
such as the Tab character.  If you enter a Tab character at the end of a line,
it is displayed immediately (provided that a tab stop appears after the cursor
position and before the right page margin).  At the same instant, any existing
spaces that may have been between the cursor and the last character on the line
are also displayed.  It would seem more logical and more user-friendly to make
the spaces appear at the end of a line at all times.  If there is an issue with
not being able to draw all the spaces because they would extend past the page
border, then just display those that would appear before the page border.  Extra
spaces would then become immediately obvious because they would stick out past
the page margin to the page border.  I class this as a defect because the user
has set Nonprinting Characters to be displayed, and in this case, they are not.
Comment 1 askoning 2004-01-24 10:15:22 UTC
Confirmed 1.1.1a/Linux.
I'll add a sample doc + screenshot.
Comment 2 askoning 2004-01-24 10:17:16 UTC
Created attachment 12705 [details]
Screenshot: "wordwrapped" spaces are not being displayed
Comment 3 askoning 2004-01-24 10:17:48 UTC
Created attachment 12706 [details]
Source document for the screenshot
Comment 4 lohmaier 2004-01-24 11:50:40 UTC

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 20878 ***
Comment 5 lohmaier 2004-01-24 11:51:20 UTC
closing duplicate.