Bug 79460 - EDITING: macOS - Select all shortcut jumps to beginning of footer paragraph in particular Word document
Summary: EDITING: macOS - Select all shortcut jumps to beginning of footer paragraph i...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other macOS (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: filter:doc
Depends on:
Blocks: Shortcuts-Mac
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Reported: 2014-05-30 17:21 UTC by marcosgdf
Modified: 2022-12-21 12:53 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

File I'm facing problems with (39.50 KB, application/msword)
2014-06-04 20:17 UTC, marcosgdf

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Description marcosgdf 2014-05-30 17:21:52 UTC
Problem description: If I press CMD + A, the document data does not get selected, but the Bold button gets pressed. If I go to edit > select all I see that CMD + A is the configured shortcut.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Type something
2. Press CMD + A
3. ....

Current behavior: Bold style is set

Expected behavior: All the text gets selected

Operating System: Mac OS X
Version: release
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-05-31 02:53:51 UTC
Confirmed that it doesnt effect Linux or Windows.
Comment 2 Alex Thurgood 2014-06-04 14:00:27 UTC
Works fine for me on

Build ID: eea173edaa70959c36085d659b9c6786c2002849
Comment 3 Alex Thurgood 2014-06-04 14:02:47 UTC
Also works fine on :

Build ID: 05dceb5d363845f2cf968344d7adab8dcfb2ba71

tested on osx 10.9.3
Comment 4 Alex Thurgood 2014-06-04 14:03:33 UTC
Which version of osx are you using ?
Comment 5 marcosgdf 2014-06-04 14:10:44 UTC

It does not happen with new documents, just with .docx. Also, I said, not 4.2.0 or 4.4.

I use Mac OS 10.9.2

If you need the document that causes bad behaviour, ask me.
Comment 6 Alex Thurgood 2014-06-04 14:17:30 UTC
Where does it say in your initial report that you were having problems with docx files ?

Unless you provide us with complete instructions for reproducing, we can only second guess at best. Please upload the troublesome document if there is nothing confidential about it.
Comment 7 Alex Thurgood 2014-06-04 14:28:19 UTC
Can't reproduce with LO 4242 either with a pre-existing odt file or newly created one, so maybe either specific to docx import or your particular docx file
Comment 8 marcosgdf 2014-06-04 20:17:05 UTC
Created attachment 100421 [details]
File I'm facing problems with
Comment 9 marcosgdf 2014-06-04 20:18:42 UTC
Sorry Alex, I was using LO as usually and faced this problem so I thought it might happen always.

I said it was happening with MS Word files because I tried it again after you told it was OK and realized that only happened under some circumstances...

I've attached the file.
Comment 10 Alex Thurgood 2014-06-05 05:11:06 UTC
The file you posted is doc, not docx ?

In Word 2011 for Mac, I can't "select all" via the shortcut either, so what makes you think this is a LO only bug ?

In LO, if a document contains a table at the beginning as the first paragraph, then you can not use the shortcut to select all. This is a known limitation.

On the Mac, both LO and Word behave the same.
Comment 11 Alex Thurgood 2014-06-05 05:17:01 UTC
However, I am confirming the behaviour that the cursor jumps to the beginning of the paragraph in the footer instead of selecting the whole text of the body, that is why you see the Bold and Left justified attributes.
Comment 12 Alex Thurgood 2014-06-05 05:18:54 UTC
Changed title to reflect behaviour, confirming
Comment 13 Alex Thurgood 2014-06-05 05:22:33 UTC
Definitely a bug, but whether it is the import filter or the select mode function is as yet undetermined.
Comment 14 steve 2015-04-14 08:08:42 UTC
10.10.3 + LO Version:
Build ID: 4e0d2fcdda3f639a05118b25ef99d8a4848302ce
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2015-04-13_06:20:15
Locale: de_

confirmed. open test file, cmd + a to select all > nothing happens. Works in Word 15.8.
Comment 15 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:22:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 16 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:22:27 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 17 eisa01 2017-08-26 12:58:18 UTC
Still present on latest relase, focus jumps to footer when pressing cmd+a. Word is able to select all

Build ID: 7556cbc6811c9d992f4064ab9287069087d7f62c
CPU threads: 2; OS: Mac OS X 10.12.6; UI render: default; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 18 eisa01 2018-06-14 20:48:16 UTC
This is still present, also inherited from OOo

Build ID: b292a27698e85fd9d60c03613c3b0c67835c4dc1
CPU threads: 2; OS: Mac OS X 10.12.6; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2018-06-06_23:25:55
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Comment 19 eisa01 2019-08-10 19:34:33 UTC
Still present

Build ID: 54028dc503fc08eb12e287919d5e2850cff05b73
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.14.6; UI render: default; VCL: osx; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-07-31_01:48:19
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 20 QA Administrators 2021-08-10 03:48:53 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 21 eisa01 2021-12-25 22:38:20 UTC
Still present

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 9bfc42015acd6ae3475ab7927ccc006507cc38a2
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.14.6; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: osx
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded