Issue 53722 - Selection of multiple words doesn't auto-complete selection
Summary: Selection of multiple words doesn't auto-complete selection
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa, rfe_eval_ok
: 83241 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-08-24 13:27 UTC by meerlmi
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description meerlmi 2005-08-24 13:27:03 UTC
In all known word-processors software, selection of more than one word does 
auto-select the complete first word where the selection started.

In OOo beta 2, this is not the case.
The same behaviour as other word-processors has to be set.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-08-24 13:31:14 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 2 ingenstans 2005-08-24 16:03:25 UTC
I can sonfirm this, in the sense that it is what happens. Whether it should 
happen is a policy question. 

And I think it's an enhancement, not a feature. 
Comment 3 lohmaier 2005-08-24 18:37:23 UTC
"In all known word-processors" ha-ha..

I agree with andrewb that the current behaviour is much better. I would regard
it as a bug if the software thinks it has to "correct" my selection randomly.

If you want wordwise selection, start your selection with a double-click.

I stronlgy suggest closing this as wontfix.

reassigning anyway.
Comment 4 meerlmi 2005-08-25 15:31:06 UTC
View this than as an option to be put on UI (Preferences).
Most word-processors are used in administrations and offices where fast things 
have to be done.  All secretaries I know expect this behaviour.

BTW : all known word-processors software means for me not only MS things but 
also all other commercial ones.

Kind regards,

Michel De Meerleer
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2007-11-02 13:00:16 UTC
*** Issue 83241 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 bm1607 2007-11-02 13:29:20 UTC
Yes, this is missed very much by all persons i know. I have been looking for it since the first 
days with OO-1.1. Years have passed, but nothing has happend. I hope the dev's will take this 
one seriously, because millions of people would like to see it integrated, but don't know (like 
myself before) how to make their voice be heard.

Dear developers!

You are doing a really good job. That is out of the question. I would write this patch myself 
and happily submitt it to you. But i'm not a programmer. This issue, along with the missed 
sticky tabstops, the indent wich would not be captured when moving back to zero, and things 
like that ... These are things might be just minor issues for a dev. But they are widely used, 
billions of times each day in the office, in the lab, by millions of people. And we miss it every 
time. Please enhance user experience. USER EXPERIENCE COMES FIRST - ALWAYS. We 
miss these features more than most other new features you have added, because we use it 
daily, in every writing. What use if we have the most kinky features in OO, wich will be used 
very seldom, and instead of basic features are being missed, wich will be used nerly every 
minute? It would make our day's much simpler and more productive and would certainly lead 
to a greater distribution of OO. If these features would be integrated, many persons will drop 
MS-Office and use OO. Because it would then match their needs for look and feel.
Comment 7 franklekens 2009-01-31 21:34:36 UTC
It's silly to dismiss this feature as undesirable. Of course it should be an
option one could turn off, because it can be annoying for certain users/uses.
But on the whole, this 'fuzzy' kind of text selection is a great boon if you do
a lot of editing. A firm vote in favour.
Comment 8 Rainer Bielefeld 2009-07-13 16:33:37 UTC
I prefer the "OOo way", but for my part an option "mark words as MS WORD" can be

Any idea why "mark additional complete words" only works in WRITER, but not in
CALC, DRAW, ... (pls see. Issue 103495!)