In Writer, a selected/marked range of text disappears when going to Print Preview and back to the edit view.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open Writer and write some text.
2. Select/mark the written text with the mouse or keyboard shortcut CTRL+A (all or part of the text should be blue-shaded).
2. Click on the "Print Preview" symbol in the toolbar or in the File menu.
3. Close the Print Preview and go back to the edit view.
The selected range of text isn't blue-shaded anymore. You have to select/mark it again.
The selection should not gone.
This is an old bug inherited from OOo.
Last test with LibreOffice 18.104.22.168
Build ID: 7074905676c47b82bbcfbea1aeefc84afe1c50e1
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Windows 6.2; UI Render: default; Layout Engine: new; Calc: CL
The pendant in Calc is bug 64345 (EDITING: Selected Area Disappeared When Switch WorkSheet).
Build ID: 880033edde516fc30225005245253293a6a58ba4
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Linux 4.8; UI Render: default; VCL: gtk3;
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); Calc: group
However, adding needsUXEval to decide whether it's a bug to the UX team
(In reply to Xisco Faulí from comment #1)
> However, adding needsUXEval to decide whether it's a bug to the UX team
No idea why a selection becomes invalid with the preview, which could be the only reason to unselect. So yes, please make the selection permanent.
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Version: 22.214.171.124.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: 18c5089df091bddeb8c2dc339776671964389040
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL;
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2018-09-12_23:24:12
Locale: de-AT (de_AT); Calc: CL