Bug 36638 - Formula's move when overwriting other formulas
Summary: Formula's move when overwriting other formulas
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Formula Editor (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.2 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Formula-Editor
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Reported: 2011-04-27 06:49 UTC by Alexander Karatarakis
Modified: 2020-10-18 04:16 UTC (History)
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Example cases featuring the bug (28.66 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2011-04-27 06:49 UTC, Alexander Karatarakis

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Description Alexander Karatarakis 2011-04-27 06:49:23 UTC
Created attachment 46122 [details]
Example cases featuring the bug

It is not clear to me when exactly this happens, so I included an attachment that features the problem. 

In the attachment, there are two tests with each one having 2 formulas. 

Test 1:
Copy the second formula and paste it over the first formula. The new formula is placed 1 place *back*, ie:
previous: <text><space><FORMULA1><fullstop>
now: <text><FORMULA2><space><fullstop>

Test 2:
This is the same text as test 1, but I deleted part of the first sentence. Copy the second formula and paste it over the first formula. The new formula is placed 1 place *forward*, ie
previous: <text><space><FORMULA1><fullstop>
now: <text><space><fullstop><FORMULA2>
Comment 1 Alexander Karatarakis 2011-04-27 07:19:01 UTC
The formula can move more than 1 place, but I have not encountered a case of it moving more than 4 places.
Comment 2 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:03:29 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Alexander Karatarakis 2011-12-25 08:23:12 UTC
Testing with lodev-3.5 beta 2: 
the bug is still present and can be reproduced exactly as mentioned on the first comment.
Comment 4 Marcos Souza 2013-05-21 19:03:27 UTC
Reproducible in Master build 4.2.0 alpha
Comment 5 Alexander Karatarakis 2014-02-11 19:39:03 UTC
Also in final 4.2
Comment 6 Marcos Souza 2014-03-04 15:23:58 UTC
I can't reproduce this using 4.2.2.

Can someone else reproduce this or we can close this bug?
Comment 7 Alexander Karatarakis 2014-03-04 15:25:18 UTC
4.2.2? Let me check. Definitely reproducible in 4.2.1 I currently use.
Comment 8 Alexander Karatarakis 2014-03-06 19:02:19 UTC
Still occurs in 4.2.2.
In the previously attached test example, take the 3rd formula and paste in on top of the 1st formula. OR, take the 1st or 2nd formula and paste it on top of the 3rd.
Comment 9 Joel Madero 2015-05-02 15:42:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Alexander Karatarakis 2015-05-03 11:17:22 UTC
Still an issue in
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:37:59 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Alexander Karatarakis 2016-10-05 06:57:19 UTC
Still an issue in
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2018-10-18 02:50:02 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 QA Administrators 2020-10-18 04:16:35 UTC
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