Issue 6716 - UI action results in counter intuitive document display position
Summary: UI action results in counter intuitive document display position
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta2
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P4 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
: 6715 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2002-08-02 16:25 UTC by rr
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description rr 2002-08-02 16:25:38 UTC
Action makes document display position jump to where the text insert cursor
is located. File|Save and Nonprinting characters On/Off toolbar button 
triggers this. Not a bug, but counter intuitive.
Reproduce: Open a document with multiple pages, set the text insert cursor
on a line on the last page of the document. Scroll with scroll bar to
see the first page in the document. Perform one of the actions mentioned 
above. Suddenly you see a different part of the document, which is not
anticipated. It results in extra work requred to find the last seen position
in the document.
Comment 1 rr 2002-08-19 14:19:13 UTC
*** Issue 6715 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 2 rr 2002-08-23 17:47:15 UTC
This really kills me. I just dicovered that the display position 
jumps to text insert position after auto-save of document as well. So 
I as a user can sit and read a document I currently edit, and the 
suddenly a different page is displayed. I now perceive this "feature" 
as something very close to a defect.
Comment 3 stefan.baltzer 2003-06-04 14:17:39 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-06-25 08:03:49 UTC
I know that problem and tested again as described by reporter.

I can reproduce the problem with version WIN98SE

The problem seems to be solved in 1.1.beta2, there it is WFM.

Can someone please confirm that that is solved in 1.1beta2?

Comment 5 rr 2003-06-26 14:32:18 UTC
Problem still present, OO 1.1beta2 english, Windows ME norwegian.
Must use scroll bars, will not occure if moving with PgDn/PgUp keys.
Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-06-26 18:24:58 UTC
I additionally tested 1.1 Beta2 german version WIN98SE and can only
confirm my comments from 2003-06-25 00:03 PDT:    WFM!

It is clear that PgDn/PgUp does not cause the reported effect ,
because PgDn/PgUp moves the cursor. Please also see that the problem
is reproducible for me with

Funny thing!

Comment 7 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-06-27 06:55:51 UTC
With additional hints, which I received from the reporter, I found out:

A part of the problem has been solved in 1.1beta2, as I described in
Comments From RainerBielefeld 2003-06-25 00:03 PDT

Here first some steps to make a test for this solved Problem

1. Open a xxx.sxw with several pages.
2. goto the end of the document
3. place the cursor (by mouseclick) into the last line of the document
4. Insert a 'blank'
5. scroll (with scrollbar) to the top of the document.
6. press the "save"-button
   expected (as in 1.1 Beta2): Document will be saved, nothing else
   actual in Document will be saved, and the view on the 
   document jumps from the top to the end (where the cursor still 

Now the problem that still exists in 1.1 Beta2. To reproduce the
problem, yo must do any step _exactly_ as described!

1. Open OOo 1.1Beta2
2. New Text document
3. Enter some text (only one line)
4. <Enter> very often, so that you create many new lines and some new 
5. Enter Text "last line"
6. scroll with scrollbar to the top of the document, so that you see 
   your first line
7. Menu 'File-SaveAs-Texdocument' (.txt)
8. Enter Name "Y"
9. <Enter>
   expected: Document will be saved, nothing else
   actual: Document will be saved, and the view on the 
   document jumps from the top to the end (where the cursor still 

The interesting thing is, that the view on the document will not jump,
if you try to save as Writer-Document (.sxw).
I did not test what happens if I save the file as .rtf, .doc or some

Here another possibility to reproduce the problem, which I received
from reporter:

To make sure we do exactly the same for test:
1. Start | Programs | 1.1 | Text Document
   No other OO softw prev. in memeory.
2. Open file (.txt or .doc) both shows problem here
3. Leave cursor on first page while scrolling down a few
   pages with scroll bar.
4. File | Save as... choose new name for file.
5. As soon as save op. is complete, my screen shows first page
   of document with cursor on it.

So I changed:
1.0.0 to 1.1 Beta2
Unconfirmed  to NEW
P3  to P4

Question: can we say "all OS"?



Comment 8 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-07-03 09:18:33 UTC
This issue might be related to issue 16376

Comment 9 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:42:22 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised has the status 'New' pending further action, but has not
been updated within the last 4 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the
latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed.
Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have
advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker:
Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~
Comment 10 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:58:42 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".