Bug 107219 - Instructions on how to print a range of pages incorrectly use a dash instead of hyphen
Summary: Instructions on how to print a range of pages incorrectly use a dash instead ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
5.3.2.2 release
Hardware: All All
: low trivial
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL: http://documentation.libreoffice.org/...
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Blocks: Help-Changes-Features
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Reported: 2017-04-17 04:02 UTC by Gérard Talbot
Modified: 2018-09-29 19:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Screenshot of print dialog window when using a dash (65.81 KB, image/png)
2017-04-17 04:02 UTC, Gérard Talbot
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Description Gérard Talbot 2017-04-17 04:02:12 UTC
Created attachment 132625 [details]
Screenshot of print dialog window when using a dash

This bug report is a followup of bug 107192 comment 3, comment 5 and comment 7.

Steps to reproduce:

Download the "LibreOffice 5.2 Getting Started" document (20.4Mega-bytes)from
http://documentation.libreoffice.org/assets/Uploads/Documentation/en/GS5.2/GS52-GettingStartedLO.odt

or its chapter 10 (1.4Mega-bytes) from

http://documentation.libreoffice.org/assets/Uploads/Documentation/en/GS5.2/ODT/GS5210-PrintExportEmail.odt

Then go to 


"Controlling printing" page 293, then "Selecting pages/sheets/slides to print" section, "Printing a range of pages:" subsection.

or to page 7, "Selecting pages/sheets/slides to print" in subsubsection "Writer"

The text states exactly the following:

"
b) Enter the sequence numbers of the pages to print (for example, 1–4 or 1,3,7,11).
"

There is a dash between the 1 and 4 when there should be an hyphen between the 1 and 4. If you try to print a range of pages with a dash, you will not be able to print; you will not succeed.



Actual results
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There is a dash inside "1–4". The documentation in that range of pages example  is using a dash character.


Expected results
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There should be a hyphen inside "1-4". The documentation in that range of pages example should be using a dash character.


I even went as far as trying to print a range of pages using "1–4" with a real document and a printer connected and I did not print anything.
Comment 1 Gérard Talbot 2017-04-17 04:06:06 UTC
The screenshot ( attachment 132625 [details] ) is quite revealing. The extended tip uses an hyphen while there is a dash inside the Pages input text control and the miniature on its lefthand side states "Aucune page" meaning that NO page is actually being selected to be printed.
Comment 2 Gérard Talbot 2017-04-17 04:17:48 UTC
> Expected results
> - - - - - - - - -
> There should be a hyphen inside "1-4". The documentation in that range of
> pages example should be using a dash character.

Duh!!

Expected results
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There should be a hyphen inside "1-4". The documentation in that range of pages example should be using *_an hyphen_* character.
Comment 3 Gérard Talbot 2017-04-17 04:48:22 UTC
Exact spot in the documentation online:

http://documentation.libreoffice.org/assets/Uploads/Documentation/en/GS5.2/HTML/GS5210-PrintExportEmail.html#__RefHeading__8519_1712854287

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Webpage of ODT documents for downloads have been found here:

Latest Getting Started Guide: Version 5.2; Download Individual chapters, chapter 10: 1.4Mega-bytes
http://documentation.libreoffice.org/en/english-documentation/getting-started-guide/


LibreOffice 5.2 Getting Started User Guide: 20.4Mega-Bytes
https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/documentation/
Comment 4 V Stuart Foote 2017-04-17 22:05:14 UTC
Confirming with Unicode toggle that an "En-Dash" (U+2013) rather than a "Hyphen-Minus" (U+002d) is used in the GS5.2 text.
Comment 5 Gérard Talbot 2018-09-23 02:44:05 UTC
I just checked the latest version of Getting Started document

https://documentation.libreoffice.org/assets/Uploads/Documentation/en/GS6.0/GS60-GettingStartedLO.pdf

at page 301 and in

https://documentation.libreoffice.org/assets/Uploads/Documentation/en/GS6.0/GS60-GettingStartedLO.odt

they both have the mistake I reported 17 months ago.