1. LibO 3.4.3 Build 302 includes a "button" on the top toolbar with the text "Find Text," plus related arrows. The button and the arrows search only for one term, which appears to have become embedded; they do not allow for a new term to be entered. (I assume this means that, initially, the process properly allowed that word to be entered, but I'm not certain.)
2. If a user tries instead to use the Find & Replace dialog, it only works in a simple one-page document, because, in a multi-page document when one clicks "Find All" and then tries to use the arrow key to go to the next instance, the process looks for the embedded value described above instead of the value inserted into the Find & Replace dialog.
I think it's not reproducible] with "LibreOffice 3.4.3 RC2 - WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO340m1 (Build:302)]", but may be I don't understand the problem?
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I think I have figured out what he was seeing, and it was probably left over from an old App Data profile.
Steps I used to try and reproduce:
1. Fresh install of 3.4.3 on Mac and Win Xp Sp3
2. Open writer in both
3. Click View, Toolbars, Find to show the find toolbar - I think his app data profile had this toolbar showing from the 3.3.x version where it was shown by default.
4. Open any document with a good bit of text
5. use the find window to search for a term - My window works in both Windows and Mac - I cannot confirm #1 in the list.
6. To test the #2 - I clicked the binocular button on the toolbar to use find and replace. I typed a search term in and clicked Find. It works.
**What @jbn is expecting to be able to do now is click the up and down arrows in the find toolbar to go to the next match for the term you typed in the Find and Replace Window.
I do understand his logic, I just dont think its designed that way. It is odd that when you first open the Find and Replace dialogue box, it has the search term from the Find toolbar already populated - but the Find toolbar doesn't populate from the Find and Replace Window.
So we will ignore reporter's problem 1.
I can confirm that in WRITER the contents of the "Search for" pane will be replaced by contents of Findbar as soon as I click 'Find forward' or 'Find backward'.
IMHO that is an (inconsistency) bug, in Calc that's more useful, "Search for" pane will not be replaced.
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@Rainer Let's not yet exclude my point no. 1.
Having uninstalled and reinstalled the program (3.4.3) on WinXP Pro, SP3, and Mac OS X, it appears to be a problem only under Windows. In Writer, clicking on the "Find Text" toolbar button results in no action on my installation, regardless of new document, old document, or document format. It does not allow the user to enter or find text.
(In reply to comment #4)
We have some problems to understand your problem "1", and it's unlikely that it's the same as in "2".
Please file a new bug for your first problem with a sample document and a much better description: you won't believe how dull we are here - make it idiot proof! ;-)
for me not reproducible with LO 184.108.40.206 (Win7 Home, 64bit), but maybe it is also a misunderstanding from my side
The FIND and FIND & REPLACE functions are now in bottom toolbar and they work for me as expected.
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