When starting Writer, the cursor starts at approximately 1.5" from the left margin. If format:Page:any other page layout is chosen, the cursor immediately changes to the proper margin from the left margin.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open Writer document - the margin is 1.5" from left
2. Go to Format:Page:Page Layout
3. Chose any other Page Layout and the cursor changes to proper margin from the left of page
Cursor is not following margin rules
Cursor should follow margin rules
Operating System: Windows XP
Last worked in: 18.104.22.168 release
XP 32, LiBo 4.0beta1 and also nighly build 2012/12/18, can't reproduce.
What do you mean with "choose any other page layout"? Do you mean page size i.e. from A4 to Letter? Or orientation from Portrait to Landscape? Or "Layout settings" to "Only left"?
I went in Format -> Page -> [Page] tab.
Or you mean the cursor position not regarding the page but the program window? What are your zoom settings?
View -> Zoom -> I've tested with 100% and Optimal, works fine.
In the attachment the situation when I run Writer (I have "non printing characters" ON).
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Enpty document, margin and cursor position
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Illustration of the left bracket shifting issue
Thank you for looking at this. I am adding a PDF attachment to illustrate the issue. The left page bracket ( not sure of its proper name ) shifts 1/2 inch to the left when the apply button is pressed on the Page Style: Default Style dialog box. Since nothing changed in the box before the Apply button is pressed - nothing on the page should have changed. But, please note the left page bracket has shifted to the left by 1/2 inch.
Now I understand what you mean but can't reproduce.
Does it not happen with 3.6.x on the SAME pc but does with 4.0?
Could see if changing "default printer" changes this behaviour?
Could you test in another PC?
Thanks a lot for your input
I tried installing the 4.0 beta on another XP machine and a Windows 7 machine - same results. I also changed the default printer with exactly the same results. This seems to be a problem with only a new document. Once a document is created and saved - there is no problem as the page brackets line up with the margin setting properly. However, File->New will create a document with the page brackets offset by about 1/2 inch. Hope this helps.
BTW, 3.6.4 works fine - seems to be a new issue with 4.0.
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screen recording that shows the bug
I was going to give up but since I was sure the reporter was facing some strange behaviour I've insisted.
Today I've purged my distro installation of LiBo (3.6.x), removed 4.0beta2, installed 4.0RC1 and run with LANG=C on front.
I can confirm the issue, see attachment!
Without LANG=C, no bug, the cursor is in the right position since the beginning.
My locale is Italian, and I've faced the bug under Debian GNU/Linux 64, KDE 4.8.4.
that one should be fixed already
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 59779 ***