Issue 82591 - find&replace with track changes
Summary: find&replace with track changes
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-10-13 22:42 UTC by aexl
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:19 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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s&r bug (8.13 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.writer)
2007-10-13 22:43 UTC, aexl
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Description aexl 2007-10-13 22:42:06 UTC
see the attached document.
a quite common task: search double spaces, replace with single spaces.
to track all changes i set 'record changes' and 'show changes'.

now search: '  ' (double) replace ' ' (single) - all occurences.
the doc contains one double and one tripla spaces bundle.

how it should be (and is if i dont set 'show changes')
first replace-all: 2 occurences
second replace-all: 1 occurence

how it is:
first: 2
second: 2
third: 3
fourth: 4
fifth: 5
fifth: 5

and the expected effect, to replace all multiple spaces, is not done.
Comment 1 aexl 2007-10-13 22:43:10 UTC
Created attachment 48879 [details]
s&r bug
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2007-10-15 08:40:37 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 3 kaulisch 2007-11-02 12:29:33 UTC
The problem is that in the 'record changes' mode - those double spaces that were
already deleted are detected again as double spaces

Thus Writer does not recognise those double spaces as already put out of the
I can confirm that this problem appears also in other find&replace actions when
the 'record changes' mode is turned on. It only disappears if recording changes
is turned off before find&replace takes place.
Comment 4 kpalagin 2008-01-21 20:00:08 UTC
Confirming with 2.3.1 on WinXP - as described.
Comment 5 stefan.baltzer 2008-03-05 13:28:30 UTC
Reassigned to Hbrinkm.
Comment 6 cathym 2009-02-25 13:29:07 UTC
As far as I can see the problem is that writer doesn't treat stuff that is
deleted when 'track changes' is on as really deleted - a related problem is that
if you delete a word and start typing directly after it, that word will be
included in what is looked at for 'autocomplete' - so if you delete 'in' and
insert 'for' straight after without a space, writer will suggest 'information'
(and no, if I type 'for' on its own it won't suggest 'formation'). This
shouldn't be the way it works...
Comment 7 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:19:34 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".