Bug 117518 - When working within a text box, tabs placed using the ruler don't work.
Summary: When working within a text box, tabs placed using the ruler don't work.
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 96371
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Textbox
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Reported: 2018-05-09 04:01 UTC by tragouzis
Modified: 2018-05-09 07:43 UTC (History)
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Description tragouzis 2018-05-09 04:01:47 UTC
When formatting a paragraph within a textbook in word processing document the ruler is available above the textbook, but the tabs added there are ignored by the program. For example, click on the ruler to place a tab 3 in. from the left margin and it shows up on the ruler as expected, but when you type in that paragraph and press the tab key the cursor moves to the next preset tab stop, even though that tab stop no longer appears on the ruler. additional presses of the tab key moves the cursor over to successive preset tab stops, none of which appear on the ruler.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a word processing (Writer) document.
2. Create a text box within the above document.
3. Type any text adding a tab to shift the text that follows.
4. Adjust the tab position using the ruler (to avoid having to open the tabs dialog box).

Actual Results:  
Though the desired tab placement shows on the ruler, the actual tabs available as you type are the default tab stops every 1/2 inch. You must tab over several times to move the cursor to the desired location.

Expected Results:
After setting the tab at 3 inches, pressing the tab key within that paragraph should move the cursor directly under the 3 inch point on the ruler.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_4) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/11.1 Safari/605.1.15
Comment 1 tragouzis 2018-05-09 04:06:21 UTC
Though I did not reset the user profile, this was on a new installation of LibreOffice.(Less than 48 hours after installation). I found work arounds on the LibreOffice help website, but they were cumbersome compared to using the ruler as expected. I saw no bug report to have the problem repaired, so created this one.
Comment 2 Dieter 2018-05-09 07:43:38 UTC
I confirm it with

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 775d0f26beecffccf3ed27a6a011aff20d91f842
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2018-04-26_01:05:25
Locale: en-US (de_DE); Calc: CL

But I also think it's a duplicate of buig 96371. If you don't agree, please feel free to change it to NEW.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 96371 ***