Bug 49994 - TABLES : jumps on selecting text in table in big cell on neighboring pages
Summary: TABLES : jumps on selecting text in table in big cell on neighboring pages
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
: 56797 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Tables-Select
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Reported: 2012-05-16 02:29 UTC by Palagichev
Modified: 2021-09-19 03:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Palagichev 2012-05-16 02:29:15 UTC
Writer hangs when you select text in a table in a big cell with the text broken into two pages in the presence of fixed header.
1. create new table, columns 2, rows 2, with Heading
2. in header write one line of text
3. in second line write big fragmet of text, so that text in second cell transferred to second page

When you select fragment of text in neighboring pages in one cell selected fragment jump chaotic and in some cases Writer hangs and mouse blocking.

Kubuntu 10.04, LibreOffice Writer LibreOffice Build ID: 350m1(Build:2)
same issue in OpenOffice
Comment 1 Brenda Granados 2013-03-07 15:13:53 UTC
*** Bug 56797 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-02-19 15:50:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Frantisek Erben 2015-02-19 20:21:52 UTC
Bug still occured. Tested on LO (1ba9640ddd424f1f535c75bf2b86703770b8cf6f) runing on OS X 10.10.2.

If you would try fix this bug see duplicate Bug 56797 – there are test file and screenrecord for reproduction.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-02-21 08:38:23 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-03-06 16:14:27 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Timur 2019-09-05 12:36:18 UTC
Repro OO and 6.4+.
Steps from duplicated bug:
1. open ODT attachment 69599 [details]
2. try to select with mouse some text that crossed to the following page.
3. see that view jumps
Comment 7 Xisco Faulí 2019-09-16 14:17:52 UTC
IMHO, it doesn't make sense the combination 'high' and 'minor'. Lowering priority...

@Jim, I thought you might be interested in this issue...
Comment 8 Jim Raykowski 2019-09-19 07:15:47 UTC
The original code that does the selection (incorrectly) puzzels me. Here is a patch that provides expected behavior for text selection across pages when a table has repeat heading. I could find no problems while testing but no guarantees with this one :). 

Comment 9 QA Administrators 2021-09-19 03:44:48 UTC
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