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
or its chapter 10 (1.4Mega-bytes) from
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.
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There is a dash inside "1–4". The documentation in that range of pages example is using a dash character.
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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.
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.
> 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.
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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.
Exact spot in the documentation online:
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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
LibreOffice 5.2 Getting Started User Guide: 20.4Mega-Bytes
Confirming with Unicode toggle that an "En-Dash" (U+2013) rather than a "Hyphen-Minus" (U+002d) is used in the GS5.2 text.
I just checked the latest version of Getting Started document
at page 301 and in
they both have the mistake I reported 17 months ago.