Bug 47101 - EDITING: Selection tool - the problem with objects without margin (adjacent to one of the page edges)
Summary: EDITING: Selection tool - the problem with objects without margin (adjacent t...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 106007 120721 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Selection
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Reported: 2012-03-08 07:29 UTC by Tom
Modified: 2023-02-06 23:52 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Test file (12.20 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2019-10-27 16:36 UTC, Fabien08FR

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Description Tom 2012-03-08 07:29:10 UTC
Problem description: 

There is no possibility of a selection of objects spanning the entire width of the page or adjacent to one of the page edges (assuming that the page has margins set to 0). To select several objects, the selection area must cover the whole of the elements and even more, but the selection tools can not go beyond the page.
Problem shows up when you have several objects arranged in layers one above the other and when we try to group them.

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/536.3 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/19.0.1061.1 Safari/536.3


LibreOffice 3.5.0rc3 
Build ID: 7e68ba2-a744ebf-1f241b7-c506db1-7d53735
Comment 1 sasha.libreoffice 2012-05-30 08:49:39 UTC
Thanks for bugreport
Workaround: select as many objects as possible, then press Shift and hold, then select remaining objects by mouse clicks.
Comment 2 sasha.libreoffice 2012-12-22 10:57:43 UTC
> the selection tools can not go beyond the page
Reproduced in 3.6.4 on RFR 17 64 bit
It is very unhandy to select objects with this bug. But from another side, Writer is not intended for graphical editing. We have Draw.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-01-05 17:51:45 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2015-01-23 16:30:51 UTC
Yeah, it should be possible to start selecting outside the page.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 07e84cae983c08afdba03018413a19d01abb3006
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-01-19_06:15:38
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2016-02-21 08:36:04 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2017-03-06 15:24:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Thomas Lendo 2018-10-26 19:28:18 UTC
*** Bug 106007 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2019-10-27 03:38:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Fabien08FR 2019-10-27 16:36:21 UTC
Created attachment 155347 [details]
Test file
Comment 10 Fabien08FR 2019-10-27 16:38:31 UTC
Bug still here with 6.3. 

Can not select text while begining outside text limit aera in header and footer.

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 98b30e735bda24bc04ab42594c85f7fd8be07b9c
Threads CPU : 4; OS : Windows 6.3; UI Render : par défaut; VCL: win; 
Locale : fr-FR (fr_FR); Langue IHM : fr-FR
Calc: CL
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2021-10-27 03:44:32 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-02-02 14:18:06 UTC
Still the same in a recent master build:

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: b2bd60b8c1937502857e12b0eea42323fd2353c8
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

Dragging a rectangle can't go beyond the page, so can't select shape that are right on the edge of the page by drawing a selection rectangle.

Same thing in OOo3, so inherited:

OpenOffice.org 3.3.0
OOO330m20 (Build:9567)
Comment 13 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-02-02 14:25:55 UTC
*** Bug 120721 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***