Enter some text (at least one word) into the first line of an empty
Press the toolbar-button for decrement indentation.
After 4 clicks the text disappeared on the left border of the document.
There is a similar (closed) issue coming from OOo:
This behaviour is reproducable on all OOo/LibO-versions I had (OOo3.2, 3.3,
LibO3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
Btw.: If you increase the indentation instead it stops on the right border of
the paragraph area.
Negativ indentation stops, if the first character of paragraph would leave the page (not paragraph area).
Thanks for bugreport
Other Word processors also allow to place something outside of page. It is not bad, even handy.
Problem in another: why objects outside of page are invisible? They should be visible (more handy variant). Or should be some marks that indicates that outside of page something exist.
This seems to be consistent with other word processors.
It would be good to have some indication that content is off the page, however.
Created attachment 70588 [details]
Basic macro, which solves problem with "Decrease Indent"
I have written Basic macro which performs decreasing indent of paragraph and watches for paragraph not appear outside of page. Paragraph stops moving on left side of page.
By default it moves on 25mm to left. This value can be changed inside of macro.
(In reply to sasha.libreoffice from comment #2)
> Problem in another: why objects outside of page are invisible? They should
> be visible (more handy variant). Or should be some marks that indicates that
> outside of page something exist.
Design team: I think this needs some defining at least
Sounds like a safety issue. Enter some sensitive text, indent to -3cm on A4, add spaces until the caret shows at position zero.
One idea is to hi-jack the indicator from tracked changes, a vertical grey line; perhaps using a different color. But the more consistent solution is to add a small triangle like for cells in Calc when the content exceeds its width.
Alternatively we could expand the document canvas on this particular line; or in other words draw outside the document canvas with a background (either the document canvas or what is defined on the characters).
There seem to be two issues here:
1. Pressing Decrease-Indent moves text off the edge of the page.
2. When there is text which exceeds the edge of the page (or perhaps the window viewport?), there should be some warning/indication of this fact.
I cannot reproduce the first issue (!) with LO 18.104.22.168. Decrease-Indent does nothing for me for text that's at indentation 0 (both in an new empty writer document and with the attachment). However, with the macro in the text document, the text can go as far as the page boundary.
Is it just me, or has behavior changed over the past decade?
We discussed the topic in the design meeting.
Frames (without Autosize) show a red "text overflow" triangle and we should do the same on indentation beyond the canvas. This triangle shouldn't cover text and ideally drawn outside the canvas.
Setting importance to high due to the privacy/security aspect.