Issue 89636 - Lack of roller rasterization and graphical bug while moving tabs on the roller
Summary: Lack of roller rasterization and graphical bug while moving tabs on the roller
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 24070
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: requirements
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-05-19 13:27 UTC by typist
Modified: 2008-06-28 01:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description typist 2008-05-19 13:27:45 UTC
Since I cannot VOTE for 

Issue 14961 Implement Snap lines for Writer
Issue 24070 Tab stops on ruler should snap
Issue 26135 make ruler-items snap to configurable grid

(cookies are enabled, for this site), I'm writing a new issue report here - and
also adding another issue, that's linked to this one peripherically (though have
not much hope it will help anything):

I'm generally a great fan of OS and would like to see a real alternative to some
well-known apps out there for everyone. Also, I'd like to help making them
better - that's why I'm taking the effort of registering in forums and filing
reports like these, where I should actually do some work. OpenOffice is a great
candidate I think, but it has some troublesome behaviours and lacks of features
that reduce it's practical usability (especially for new users).

Well, yepp, it's obviously a 5 years old request from numerous users, regarded
as nuisance, so it seems (24070)...  even 'abiword' can do it!
for me, as a user, it surely is quite an annoyance, which reduces
all-day-usability of 'writer' to a good deal and I know people by myself, for
whom it's too.

The second issue: along with the free-floating ruler-tabstops (while moving
them), there's also a vertical line moving across the screen - leaving permanent
vertical 'punched' lines on the sheet. Those can be 'erased' by scrolling the
sheet up/downwards one page. 
I have an ATI x1950gt card and are using Xubuntu 8.04 with Xorg 7.3 right now,
but  can remember, having the same problem with a completely different system
and Nvidia gc (using Xubuntu Feisty) - not sure about the Windows version.

I see that some of the developers are of different opinions e.g. are suggesting
to create styles instead. Well, that's more of an advanced feature for experts,
not the quick-and-easy thing most people need at hand for daily work and it
would require too much time to do it for each different small layout.

Really, I really can't see why the dev's are so reluctant to implement a feature
so small, yet bringing that huge benefits to the users - for years. Is it
blindness, technically too difficult to implement, is it some patent issue or is
it plain ignorance? (sorry, but that's how some of the answers here read like.) 

There are other issues, which I'm gonna file in different reports, but it's
really sad to see how an otherwise very promising app is afflicted with such
unnecessary drawbacks.

Best regards,

Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-05-19 14:28:27 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 typist 2008-05-23 00:17:41 UTC
Regarding the second issue: 

I can't confirm this on XP pro and OO3beta. There's but a noticable
'line-echoing' during the resizing of and OO-Window in general (when
grab-and-pulling the windows' edge), especially when altering the vertical
Window-size. The reconstruction of OO's button toolbar, e.g. when un-/selecting
drawing objects in 'writer' is also pretty laggy (can't be any hardware problem,
my specs aren't that bad!). Perhaps this is also linked somehow to the Linux
(Xubuntu 8.04) version of OO...

Comment 3 ace_dent 2008-06-28 00:38:46 UTC
Marking as a duplicate of Issue 24070, which has more votes and progressed
further. Please add your comments and votes to i24070. The second bug you
mentioned requires a separate Issue- but also sounds like a duplicate. Please
search the Issue Tracker.


*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 24070 ***
Comment 4 ace_dent 2008-06-28 00:40:13 UTC
And closed.

Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~
Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-06-28 01:00:32 UTC
Please add comments and vote for your second bug here:
Issue 82448 - Ghost lines do not clean up on screen

... or feedback if it is now fixed.