Bug 106038 - Selected range of text disappears when going to Print Preview and back
Summary: Selected range of text disappears when going to Print Preview and back
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
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Blocks: Writer-UX Selection
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Reported: 2017-02-16 09:07 UTC by Thomas Lendo
Modified: 2018-09-14 09:56 UTC (History)
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Description Thomas Lendo 2017-02-16 09:07:49 UTC
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.

Current behavior:
The selected range of text isn't blue-shaded anymore. You have to select/mark it again.

Expected behavior:
The selection should not gone.

This is an old bug inherited from OOo.
Last test with LibreOffice 5.3.0.3
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).
Comment 1 Xisco Faulí 2017-02-17 20:39:21 UTC
Confirmed in

Version: 5.4.0.0.alpha0+
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
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2017-02-18 09:51:53 UTC
(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.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2018-09-03 02:43:10 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Thomas Lendo 2018-09-14 09:56:41 UTC
Still reproducible.

Version: 6.2.0.0.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