Bug 56117 - EDITING: Bookmarks are not copied or are lost when copying or moving a paragraph with a bookmark
Summary: EDITING: Bookmarks are not copied or are lost when copying or moving a paragr...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Footnote-Endnote Bookmarks Cut-Copy
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Reported: 2012-10-18 03:17 UTC by Mathias Kinsele
Modified: 2024-06-13 03:17 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Sample file created by the steps given in comment #4. (8.91 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2012-10-25 12:40 UTC, Roman Eisele

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Description Mathias Kinsele 2012-10-18 03:17:03 UTC

Comment 1 Mathias Kinsele 2012-10-18 03:19:57 UTC
Wird ein Paragraph mit Textmarke kopiert und als Fußnote abgelegt, dann geht die Textmarke verloren.
Dies funktionierte noch unter OOo 2.4.
Comment 2 Roman Eisele 2012-10-25 10:39:09 UTC
Not a BASIC issue (BASIC is the programming/macro language), but a basic Writer problem. → Changed Component accordingly.
Comment 3 Roman Eisele 2012-10-25 12:16:46 UTC
Translation of comment #0:

If you copy a paragraph containing a bookmark and put the text into a footnote, the bookmark is lost.

This worked in OOo 2.4.
Comment 4 Roman Eisele 2012-10-25 12:40:09 UTC
Created attachment 69067 [details]
Sample file created by the steps given in comment #4.

Well, I can NOT reproduce this with LibreOffice (Build ID: f8fce0b) on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Intel)

If I
1) create a new Writer document
2) enter two paragraphs of text
3) insert a bookmark named (e.g.) ”My_simple_bookmark” into the
   second paragraph
4) copy the whole second paragraph
5) insert a new footnote into the first paragraph
6) paste the clipboard (containg the text of the second paragraph)
   into the footnote,

the Navigator window shows two bookmarks now, my original one, still called ”My_simple_bookmark”, and a second one, pointing to the copy of the bookmark in the footnote text and named ”My_simple_bookmark1”.

The sample file created by these steps is attached.

So for me everything works as expected.
Comment 5 Roman Eisele 2012-10-25 12:50:32 UTC
@ Mathias Kinsele:

Thank you for your bug report!

However, it is not easy to reproduce this issue. Either this problem depends on the platform/OS (Windows vs. Mac OS), or this bug was fixed between and (but I am not aware that such a bug was fixed), or there is some special condition which is not clear from the original description of the bug.

Could you please check what happens when you repeat the steps given by me in comment #4? Does everything work as expected (A), just like for me? Or do you still see the bug (B)?

(A) If everything works, we know that there is some special condition which is necessary that the bug occurs. Could you please try to find out what you did differently (compared to my steps in comment #4) when you faced the bug?

(B) If the bug is reproducible for you by my steps from comment #4, could you please check if you can still reproduce it with the most recent version of LibreOffice ( or, in a few days,, both available from

And please report your results here.

Thank you very much in advance!
Comment 6 Mathias Kinsele 2012-10-25 17:03:45 UTC
The steps shown in comment 4 work as shown.
But if the paragraph that you copy/move starts with a bookmark than this one is lost.
So the bugtitle should be: "If you copy/move a paragraph that starts with a bookmark into a footnote, that bookmark is lost."
Comment 7 Roman Eisele 2012-10-25 17:32:59 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> But if the paragraph that you copy/move starts with a bookmark than this one
> is lost.

Ah, this was the missing piece of information -- thank you very much!

Now I can REPRODUCE the issue also on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Intel) with
* LibreOffice 3.3.0
* LibreOffice 3.4.0
* LibreOffice 3.5.0
* LibreOffice;
this is very probably an old bug inherited from OOo.

Therefore changed Summary as proposed in comment #6, set Platform to All/All, set Version to the first version which is known to contain the bug, and set Status to NEW (confirmed).

Thank you again!
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2015-01-05 17:51:46 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Gordo 2015-05-04 13:08:44 UTC
This also applies to copying and pasting paragraphs with bookmarks to anywhere in a document.

Bookmarks are not copied when copying a paragraph if they are:
-at the beginning of a paragraph
-at the end of a paragraph
-a range covering the whole paragraph
-a range covering part of a paragraph and only the bookmark range or less is copied

Bookmarks are copied when copying a paragraph if they are:
-in the middle of a paragraph (also if part of the paragraph containing the bookmark is copied)
-a range covering the beginning of the paragraph to the middle of the paragraph
-a range covering the middle of the paragraph to the end of the paragraph
-a range covering the middle of the paragraph

Build ID: 88805f81e9fe61362df02b9941de8e38a9b5fd16
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:38:16 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 14:07:37 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2022-06-13 03:26:34 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2024-06-13 03:17:32 UTC
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