Bug 48565 - FORMATTING: New page header/footer formatting "help" overlaps text on the page
Summary: FORMATTING: New page header/footer formatting "help" overlaps text on the page
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.2 release
Hardware: Other All
: low trivial
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Header-Footer
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Reported: 2012-04-11 11:43 UTC by John H.
Modified: 2019-12-03 14:01 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Screen shot showing the popup obscuring text (193.18 KB, image/jpeg)
2012-04-11 11:43 UTC, John H.

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Description John H. 2012-04-11 11:43:08 UTC
Created attachment 59810 [details]
Screen shot showing the popup obscuring text

Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
1. .... Hover the mouse anywhere near the header or footer area on the page
2. .... Note the new "header and footer" help popup that appears on the screen
3. .... Note that the popup overlaps text on the first and/or last line of the page.

Current behavior: This makes editing and/or proof-reading documents more difficult by obscuring text on the page. I appreciate the new feature, but NO feature should get in the way, and have no way to turn off.

Expected behavior: Put the popup OUTSIDE the margins. Or make it less easy to cause to popup. Perhaps if the mouse positioning were less forgiving, it wouldn't keep popping up whenever the mouse is ANYWHERE on the page. I consider this a bug because no feature should get in the way.

Platform (if different from the browser): I see this on both XP/SP3 and Win7/latest.
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/535.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/17.0.963.83 Safari/535.11
Comment 1 Mònica Ramírez Arceda 2012-04-14 06:50:13 UTC
[Reproducible] with "LibreOffice - Build ID: 281b639-6baa1d3-ef66a77-d866f25-f36d45f - GNU/Linux Debian testing (32bit) English UI"
Comment 2 leighman 2012-08-09 21:15:06 UTC
I can confirm this issue in current master ~3.7 and agree that it should not obscure text.
It is however relatively easy to avoid.

EasyHack material?
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-01-05 17:52:20 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2015-01-28 18:26:28 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 784d069cc1d9f1d6e6a4e543a278376ab483d1eb
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-01-25_23:07:36
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2016-02-21 08:37:38 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2017-03-06 15:55:48 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 14:01:42 UTC
Dear John H.,

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