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Bug 44847 - Compare Document Highlights Unchanged Words as Changed (LibreOffice Writer)
Summary: Compare Document Highlights Unchanged Words as Changed (LibreOffice Writer)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.4 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) All
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Document-Comparison
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Reported: 2012-01-16 16:56 UTC by Leo H
Modified: 2019-06-04 07:21 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Attachments (12.42 KB, application/zip)
2012-01-16 18:53 UTC, Christopher M. Penalver
Details (12.41 KB, application/zip)
2012-01-16 18:54 UTC, Christopher M. Penalver

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Description Leo H 2012-01-16 16:56:51 UTC
The Compare Document function in LibreOffice Writer highlights unchanged words as changed.

A complete description and a detailed analysis of this issue is given at:

Another simple descriptive example of this issue is given at:

The launchpad moderator tested and validated this bug, judged it an upstream issue, and requested referring and submitting it to the LibreOffice developers direct.
Comment 1 Christopher M. Penalver 2012-01-16 18:42:39 UTC
1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10

2) apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
  Installed: 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1 0
        500 oneiric-updates/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:3.4.3-3ubuntu2 0
        500 oneiric/main i386 Packages

3) What is expected to happen in LibreOffice Writer via the Terminal:

cd ~/Desktop && wget && file-roller -h && cd versions && lowriter -nologo version1.odt

Edit -> Compare Document -> version2.odt -> Insert button

is under Actions regarding the first Deletion top to bottom, one tan hyphen is shown to the left of "LibreOffice Writer" and "LibreOffice Writer" is not marked tan with a tan underline. An example of how it should look may be found via the Terminal:

cd ~/Desktop && wget && file-roller -h && cd versions-space && lowriter -nologo version1-space.odt

Edit -> Compare Document -> version2-space.odt -> Insert button

4) What happens instead is the hyphen to the left of "LibreOffice Writer" is not shown and "LibreOffice Writer" is marked tan with a tan underline.
Comment 2 Christopher M. Penalver 2012-01-16 18:53:54 UTC
Created attachment 55658 [details]
Comment 3 Christopher M. Penalver 2012-01-16 18:54:27 UTC
Created attachment 55659 [details]
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2014-06-25 17:37:56 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:42:47 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Buovjaga 2015-10-16 19:49:49 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 186f32f63434e16ff5776251657f902d5808ed3d
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2015-10-16_09:42:47
Locale: en-US (fi_FI)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2016-11-08 11:11:59 UTC
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