Issue 76674 - Writer in OO 2 loses cursor position when opens new window.
Summary: Writer in OO 2 loses cursor position when opens new window.
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-04-25 04:13 UTC by ydubinsky
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:15 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description ydubinsky 2007-04-25 04:13:32 UTC
when open new window in writer the document is displayed starting from the very
first page.  Writer in OO 2 doesn't keep the current position of the previous
window.  Writer in OO 1 like  other word processors keeps it.
The test was performed on Windows and Linux platforms.
I think this issue is related to the fact that in OO 1 Navigator is common for
all windows, but in OO 2 every window has separate Navigator.
I don't discuss here Navigator behavior, however I think the old Navigator is
more useful. But,  the correct position in the second windows saves a lot of
time during the work.
Comment 1 eric.savary 2007-04-25 11:06:25 UTC
@ydubinsky: you can use Shift+F5 in the new window to jump to the last cursor

@os: as described.

@mmp: we forgot this in the spec. Please add this point. Thanx!
Comment 2 Mathias_Bauer 2007-04-25 11:51:01 UTC
IIRC Writer *does* restore the cursor position if the user that has edited the
file is the same as the one that opens it. Please correct me if I'm wrong. So
this is WFM for me (works as designed by MMP).
Comment 3 Oliver Specht 2007-04-25 12:19:43 UTC
@es: Shift-F5 restores the cursor position from the last save-load operation. It
doesn't help when creating a new window while editing the document.

After Window/New window the cursor position should be restored from the previous
Comment 4 Mathias_Bauer 2007-04-25 12:56:09 UTC
Oops, I misinterpreted the "new window" thing. Sorry. :-)
Comment 5 cno 2007-04-25 23:25:14 UTC
For me, the cursor position in the new window is the same as in the first window.
But the new window *shows* the beginning of the doc.
Arrow left/right, brings the view to the cursor position.
Comment 6 matthias.mueller-prove 2007-04-26 14:42:07 UTC
This is what I understood from reading the issue:

- Tools - Option - OOo - User Data : user name set properly
- save Writer document while cursor is on second page (for example)
- close Writer document
- open Writer document
=> Cursor is on second page (correct) but the first page is displayd (bug)

Has this been verified by QA?
Comment 7 Mathias_Bauer 2007-04-26 16:24:08 UTC
Matthias, you have fallen into the same trap as I have. :-)
ydubinsky is talking about the function "Window-New Window". It does not present
the same view as the old window.
Comment 8 matthias.mueller-prove 2007-04-26 16:37:13 UTC
ok - thanks - so do we have an issue here?

Is it a feature request that Window - New Window shall open on the very same
view area than the 1st window? Or at the current cursor position?
Comment 9 Mathias_Bauer 2007-04-26 16:43:49 UTC
I think the request is valid. Restoring the position shouldn't be too hard to
implement as I assume.
Comment 10 matthias.mueller-prove 2007-04-27 08:11:54 UTC
fine - let me rephrase the feature enhancement:

The command "Window - New Window" in Writer should 
1) open an additional window with an offset to the former window to make it obvious to the user that a 
new window has been created
3) make the selection/cursor position the same as in the former window
4) make the view parameter (zoom level and visible area) the same as in the former window

"former window" refers to the Writer window where the command has been chosen. -- There can be 
more than 2 document windows.

Do we have similar issues in other modules - Calc, Impress, ... ?
Comment 11 Martin Hollmichel 2007-09-10 13:36:11 UTC
move target to 3.x according
Comment 12 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:15:14 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".