Issue 62344 - Invisible spaces on the end of line
Summary: Invisible spaces on the end of line
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 20878
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: stefan.baltzer
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-02-20 17:41 UTC by pitlik
Modified: 2006-03-07 18:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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


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Description pitlik 2006-02-20 17:41:46 UTC
I'm writing a paragraph of text, Writer will wrap the lines at the edge of page,
it's ok, but: put your cursor to the end of wrapped line and hold the space key
for a long time. There are many spaces, but you can't see them, even if you turn
on showing of unprintable characters (ends of paragraphs, line breaks, spaces,
non-breakable spaces, etc.). But they are there, just try to put cursor one word
back and press enter.

I think it should:
a) show the spaces somehow
b) wrap the spaces to the next line
Comment 1 lars 2006-02-20 21:43:58 UTC
confirmed with OOo 2.0.2 RC1 on WinXP Pro SP2
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2006-02-21 10:10:00 UTC
AFAIK, this works as designed, that those "trailing spaces" are not used to
generate a line break. It is a "industry standard" behaviour of Word processors.

MRU->SBA: is this true?
Comment 3 Regina Henschel 2006-02-21 16:00:26 UTC
I think, it's duplicate to issue 20878.
Comment 4 stefan.baltzer 2006-03-07 18:56:37 UTC
SBA: Yes, Regina. Another dupe. Thanks for digging it out.
Well, at times it works as designed: Those who doze on their space key after
working too long may experience unexpected things when they turn around and hit
a "real key, worth to show". Hey, this is a software with an educational mission
for former typewriter users (...nothing happens on a mechanical typewriter if
you doze on the space key ... :-)

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 20878 ***
Comment 5 stefan.baltzer 2006-03-07 18:57:27 UTC
SBA: Closed.