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Bug 107070 - Writer misses spelling errors when text is selected from "bottom up."
Summary: Writer misses spelling errors when text is selected from "bottom up."
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Spell-Checking
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Reported: 2017-04-10 14:11 UTC by Audi
Modified: 2020-09-05 13:16 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Audi 2017-04-10 14:11:09 UTC
When selecting a block of text to spellcheck, the direction of selection makes the difference between correct spelling error detection and false positives.

Steps to Reproduce:
Create a new document.  Enter the following two lines of text.
Do not literally type the text in brackets.  Instead, press those keys.

  This is a test.[press Enter]
  This is az test.[press shift up arrow]

All text should now be highlighted. Click spellcheck tool button.  Spellcheck finds no errors.

Deselect all text.  Select all text with the mouse by clicking at the end of the text (lower right) and dragging to the left and up.  Select the Tools menu and click "Spelling and Grammar" (optionally, press F7).  Spell check finds no errors.

Deselect all text.  Select all text from upper left to lower right using either keyboard or mouse.  Use any method to do a spellcheck.  Now the spelling error is detected.

Actual Results:  
Dialog box pops up that says "Spellcheck is complete."

Expected Results:
Expected to be shown "az" as a misspelled word.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No, I have repeated this bug on other people's machines with older versions of LibreOffice.

Additional Info:
[Information automatically included from LibreOffice]
Locale: en-US
Module: TextDocument
[Information guessed from browser]
OS: Windows (All)
OS is 64bit: yes
Builds ID: LibreOffice

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/57.0.2987.133 Safari/537.36
Comment 1 Sebastien edouard 2017-04-16 22:45:40 UTC
I did get the same mistake. Spellcheck does not find az as mispelled word.
Version 5.3.2 windows 10 64bit
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2017-04-17 14:13:11 UTC

Arch Linux 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Build ID: d69e6321fbb2c9f5b4d30890074a230ee6b39d2d
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.10; UI render: default; VCL: kde4; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group
Built on April 17th 2016

Arch Linux 64-bit
Version (Build ID: e183d5b)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2018-04-18 02:34:26 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Audi 2018-04-18 02:56:25 UTC
Bug is still present in (x64).

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 4014ce260a04f1026ba855d3b8d91541c224eab8
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 6.19; UI render: default; 
Locale: en-US (en_US); Calc: group
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2019-04-19 03:01:27 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Audi 2019-04-19 13:36:01 UTC
Bug is still present in...

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 90f8dcf33c87b3705e78202e3df5142b201bd805
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; 
Locale: en-US (en_US); Calc: CL
Comment 7 Telesto 2020-09-04 15:05:34 UTC
Is this still a thing? Appears to be working for me
Version: (x64)
Build ID: e8b8e7be0b2ad693224cd94062a55610eb69df7e
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3 Build 9600; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); UI: en-US
Calc: CL
Comment 8 Buovjaga 2020-09-04 16:27:59 UTC
It's true - I can no longer reproduce it!

Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: 6b2eff7d69c6e14d89dd33eaa58c01d82c541266
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.8; UI render: default; VCL: kf5
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Built on 4 September 2020
Comment 9 Audi 2020-09-05 13:16:11 UTC
Ah! It's working for me too.
Thanks LibreTeam!

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 8061b3e9204bef6b321a21033174034a5e2ea88e
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19041; UI render: Skia/Vulkan; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI: en-US
Calc: CL