Created attachment 46418 [details]
Open a non empty odt document.
Go to the statistic dialog -> non blank characters is set to 0
Modify the document.
Go to the statistic dialog -> non blank characters is ok
Confirmed on Ubuntu 11.04 with LibO 3.4 beta 4 and with 3.3.2 Ubuntu Packages.
Confirmed in Windows too.
Fixed by http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/writer/commit/?id=eccf996307d618b62f98f0d39cb20cc9cbe6678c
with LibO_3.4.0beta5_Win_x86_install_multi.exe [pre-release]
Is now OK in Tools > Word Count >
Characters excluding spaces
Shows the number of 'Characters excluding spaces' with the first attempt.
*** Bug 38690 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***