Issue 69644 - Placing cursor sometimes erroneously gives dragging guides for (numbering) indents
Summary: Placing cursor sometimes erroneously gives dragging guides for (numbering) in...
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.3
Hardware: All Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: numbering
: 69827 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-09-18 15:49 UTC by alandavidson
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:17 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Example file for unintentionally dragging the indent (173.57 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2006-10-02 14:39 UTC, alandavidson
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same sample; shorter version (173.57 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2006-10-04 11:33 UTC, michael.ruess
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Grrrr, thi is the shorter one, of course... (25.08 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2006-10-04 11:35 UTC, michael.ruess
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Description alandavidson 2006-09-18 15:49:57 UTC
If I want to highlight the first few words in an indented line,  I place my
cursor just before the start of an indented line, as in every other Windows or
Linux application.

However, if I place my cursor in a certain position, I end up dragging the
indent inwards.

This behaviour is unexpected. It is never likely to be what the user intended,
because there is no way to know exactly where to place the cursor. Only a
fraction of a millimetre either way causes the indent to be captured, or not

If the user actually does want to drag the indent, they can do it on the ruler.

If OOo people want to keep this feature, they should allow the user to specify
which option they prefer, using Tools > Options
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2006-10-02 13:54:11 UTC
I cannot see the problem on my system (WIn XP, OO 2.0.3). Could you please
attach a document where this happens?
Comment 2 alandavidson 2006-10-02 14:39:14 UTC
Created attachment 39505 [details]
Example file for unintentionally dragging the indent
Comment 3 alandavidson 2006-10-02 14:51:37 UTC
I have attached an example file. 

1) Go to actual page 7 (page with "1" in footer) 

2) Scroll half-way down to "Logging in".

3) You see some numbered statements of style "Numbering 2", and some
non-numbered statements of style "Numbering 2 Cont."

3) To start the cycle, place your cursor in the middle of any non-numbered style

4) Now insert your cursor just before the first letter of a numbered style line
(such as the "I" of "In your browser ...") The vertical guide line should appear.

5) If it doesn't, insert your cursor in a non-numbered style line again.

6) Again insert your cursor just before the "I", but in a slighly different
position each time, until you hit the guide line. (I can produce this line 90%
of the time.)

7) If you do not place your cursor in a non-numbered style line at the start of
each attempt, you will never launch the guide line. 
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2006-10-04 11:33:27 UTC
Created attachment 39553 [details]
same sample; shorter version
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2006-10-04 11:35:35 UTC
Created attachment 39556 [details]
Grrrr, thi is the shorter one, of course...
Comment 6 michael.ruess 2006-10-04 11:39:49 UTC
MRU->OD: take the "short" attachment; there place the cursor in an unnumbered
paragraph and the try to place it at the beginning of a numberd one (right
following the numbering label) -> this will sometimes give you the "dragging"
guides for editing the numbering indent. But this will chnage the indent of the
paragraph where the cursor was before...
Comment 7 michael.ruess 2006-10-04 12:14:22 UTC
*** Issue 69827 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 Mathias_Bauer 2007-12-03 14:49:23 UTC
according to release status meeting -> 3.x
Comment 9 jr 2009-10-18 20:37:48 UTC
setting keyword "numbering"
Comment 10 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:17:51 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".