Issue 50954 - screen drawing error: shifting the rules causes the vertical help line to remain on the screen
Summary: screen drawing error: shifting the rules causes the vertical help line to rem...
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 680m99
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P4 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 70189 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2005-06-19 11:55 UTC by jwork123nl
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:26 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Screenshot showing the vertical line remaining on the screen (27.86 KB, image/png)
2005-06-19 11:55 UTC, jwork123nl
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Help lines remain on screen also in writer (397.92 KB, image/png)
2007-02-28 22:03 UTC, jwork123nl
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Description jwork123nl 2005-06-19 11:55:08 UTC
This error has always bugged me, from 1.0 to the current m110. 
It is so extremely visisble and easy to reproduce that it makes  
me wonder if anybody at Sun even uses linux... 
Here is how to reproduce: 
open a fresh oowriter window. 
Use the mouse to grab the ruler. 
Pull it a little to the right and then back to the left.  
Release the mouse button. 
When you start moving left you see that the vertical "assist"  
line remains at the old (rightmost) position. 
You are now left with a screen with a vertical line in it. 
As I said above, it is extremely easy to reproduce and for me has 
always been in the product... 
I noticed this with XFree86 (Debian sarge) and also with my current 
kubuntu hoary release which uses 
See attached screenshot. 
This problem returns in various different manners when you are working 
with the ruler or adding or shifting tabs.
Comment 1 jwork123nl 2005-06-19 11:55:50 UTC
Created attachment 27311 [details]
Screenshot showing the vertical line remaining on the screen
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2005-06-20 10:55:32 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 3 eric.savary 2005-06-24 09:52:10 UTC
ES->OD: I could reproduce it on Linux too. Best way to duplicate this is to move
tab markers in the ruler. click on one of it and drag very slowly over some
pixels. Doing this about 10 times makes the document look like a bar code in the
end ;)
I couldn't reproduce it on WinXP but using VNC (I suspect a permanent of the
screen there).
Also I couldn't reproduce it in OOo 1.1.4.
Comment 4 eric.savary 2006-10-16 17:15:50 UTC
*** Issue 70189 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 towsonu2003 2006-10-16 20:43:22 UTC
for me, reproducible on OOo versions:
1. 2.0.2 (Linux, distributed by Ubuntu -Debian based-)
2. 2.0.3 (Linux, distributed by OOo)
3. 2.0.4 (Linux, distributed by OOo)
Comment 6 jwork123nl 2007-02-28 22:00:37 UTC
Problem still present in 2.2 RC2
Using Ubuntu dapper.
See attached screenshot.
Comment 7 jwork123nl 2007-02-28 22:03:21 UTC
Created attachment 43453 [details]
Help lines remain on screen also in writer
Comment 8 jwork123nl 2007-09-29 15:43:30 UTC
MBa, one more remark, meant in good spirit :-)

Your advice of using styles and entering numerical values will not be
appreciated by my wife, who uses Openoffice mainly to create one
or two page letters.

Please try to understand the way in which people want to use a word processor
For simple letters you do things manually using the provided elements of the
UI. For more complicated jobs you use styles etc. For yet more challinging
document that need to be typgraphically well layed out and aligned you do
not use at all, but something like Scribus.

But should really be usable for users from the first category
above, and this is something that developers may loose sight of.
Comment 9 jwork123nl 2007-09-29 15:48:33 UTC
Forget my last remark, I entered it in the wrong issue, should be in 24070.
Perhaps somebody can delete it from here, I cannot :-(
Thanks, John

The problem with the lines still persist using Kubuntu Feisty standard
I guess it will not be solved for this least popular platform (KDE) on the 
least popular OS (Linux)

Comment 10 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:24:45 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".
Comment 11 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:26:14 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".