Create new text document with contents "Hello, World".
Turn on change tracking (under Edit).
Select Find and Replace (under Edit).
Put "Hello" (no quotes) in both the find and the replace boxes.
Click on "More".
Put cursor in Replace box.
Click on Format.
Set it to, say Italic (leave other options empty). Accept.
And now, for the fatal part: Click "Replace all".
If you just replace one, you'll see why the latter fails. The replacement value gets inserted beofre the original, so then it continues on and sees the original again... ad infinitum.
What should happen: If it just put its position after the original text when searching and replacing, it wouldn't have this problem.
Initial report at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/1126858
where it has been confirmed
Build ID: 979def88090633bfee0e0445b19999a1dac71ed
Microsoft Windows Vista Business x86 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
Still Reproducible in: 188.8.131.52.alpha0+
*** Bug 83754 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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This bug still exists, unchanged after 3 years, in version
Build ID: 1:5.0.5~rc2-0ubuntu2
Locale: en-CA (en_CA.UTF-8)
on Ubuntu 15.10
Looks like a duplicate of Bug 36582.
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