Bug 61530 - Bullet list counted as a word and character
Summary: Bullet list counted as a word and character
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.0.0.3 release
Hardware: All All
: high normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords:
: 69941 72092 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Word-Count
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Reported: 2013-02-26 21:31 UTC by christophe.jaillet
Modified: 2019-03-02 12:10 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Correct count (19.12 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-02-26 21:31 UTC, christophe.jaillet
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Erroneous count (17.01 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-02-26 21:32 UTC, christophe.jaillet
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Erroneous count (18.22 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-02-26 21:36 UTC, christophe.jaillet
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Correct count (18.22 KB, image/jpeg)
2013-02-26 21:36 UTC, christophe.jaillet
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Description christophe.jaillet 2013-02-26 21:31:53 UTC
Created attachment 75599 [details]
Correct count

Hi,

the number of selected words that is displayed at the bottom of the screen is sometimes erroneous.

As shown on the 2 attached screen shots, when the selected word (at least part of it) contains the *first* letter of a paragraph with the style 'title', the selected word count is wrong.
Comment 1 christophe.jaillet 2013-02-26 21:32:36 UTC
Created attachment 75600 [details]
Erroneous count
Comment 2 christophe.jaillet 2013-02-26 21:36:08 UTC
Created attachment 75601 [details]
Erroneous count
Comment 3 christophe.jaillet 2013-02-26 21:36:52 UTC
Created attachment 75602 [details]
Correct count
Comment 4 Jorendc 2013-02-27 11:52:25 UTC
Thanks for reporting!

I can reproduce this behavior using Linux Mint 14 x64 with LibreOffice Version 4.1.0.0.alpha0+ (Build ID: 5fcb553c862d407aadb0320925723d3c2f70bfe) (build yesterday).

How to reproduce:
* Open writer
* Insert a bullet (shift+F12)

Current behavior: In status bar you can see there "Words (Character) 1 (1)"

Expected behavior: nothing typed yet -> "Words (Character) 0 (0)"

* Type a word
* Select first character of word

Current behavior: Selected: 2 (2) ...? What's the number between brackets?

Kind regards,
Joren
Comment 5 Jorendc 2013-10-03 20:54:07 UTC
*** Bug 69941 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:40:27 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 christophe.jaillet 2015-04-01 21:07:21 UTC
The issue is still in version 4.1.1.2 (Fr)
Windows 7 (Fr)


The erroneous values displayed are a bit changed because now LO display the number of words and characters selected.

In the previously attached screen shot we now have:
  2 words, 2 characters selected (in first sample) --> wrong
  1 words, 1 characters selected (in second sample) --> correct
Comment 8 Oliver Specht (CIB) 2015-12-15 14:17:15 UTC
Word and character count include numbering symbols. See issues 51908 and 50141.
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:46:57 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 christophe.jaillet 2017-01-07 08:25:34 UTC
Issue still present in LO 5.2.3.3 (fr) on Win 10
Comment 11 Jonathan Perry-Houts 2017-02-28 20:23:43 UTC
*** Bug 72092 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2018-03-01 03:41:26 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 13 Jonathan Perry-Houts 2018-03-01 05:30:25 UTC
Can confirm this bug is still present in Ubuntu.

Version: 5.4.5.1
Build ID: 1:5.4.5-0ubuntu0.17.10.4
Comment 14 QA Administrators 2019-03-02 03:50:56 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 15 Dieter 2019-03-02 12:10:17 UTC
As LO-Help explains, bullets are counted as one word [1]. So I think the bugsummary should be more precise, because it's about counting of selections. Here I agree, that it is still wrong or at least not clear to the user.


[1] https://help.libreoffice.org/6.3/en-US/text/swriter/guide/words_count.html?DbPAR=WRITER#bm_id3149686