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Bug 83762 - FORMATTING: Cursor can be Positioned beyond Paper Margins by Using Negative Indentation Values
Summary: FORMATTING: Cursor can be Positioned beyond Paper Margins by Using Negative I...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Paragraph-Indent
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Reported: 2014-09-11 11:41 UTC by Harald Koester
Modified: 2019-08-22 10:39 UTC (History)
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Description Harald Koester 2014-09-11 11:41:23 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
[1] Open new text document.
[2] Open indentation dialogue: Format > Paragraph... > Indents & Spacing
[3] Set indentation before text to a negative value which is outside the paper margin (e.g. 5 cm)
[4] Click OK. The cursor is visible outside the paper margin. You can insert text, this text is not visible outside the paper margin. 

Expected: The indentation value should be limited, so that the cursor is always positioned within the paper margins.

The behaviour is equal if you set the indentation only for the first line to a negative value. And also if you set the indentation value after the text the behaviour is equal. In this case you have to insert at least one line of text to observe this behaviour.

Hint: The bug exists already in version 3.5.0. Hence possibly inherited from OOo. In Versions 4.2.0 to 4.2.4 (I did not check 4.2.5 and 4.2.6) there is a difference to older versions and also to 4.3.0 and 4.3.1. if you use the measurement unit 'character'. In this case the cursor is not positioned outside the paper margins, but the behaviour is also not correct.
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 Urmas 2014-09-11 12:53:56 UTC
This is a problem, as LO lacks the Normal mode, where such lines can be seen in their entirety.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-10-14 19:56:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Harald Koester 2015-11-14 17:56:16 UTC
Bug still exists in version, Win7 32 Bit.
Bug already exists in version 3.3.0.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:35:47 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Harald Koester 2017-02-19 13:13:57 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-02-20 03:37:26 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Harald Koester 2018-02-21 12:11:57 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2019-02-22 03:43:15 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Harald Koester 2019-03-08 10:59:27 UTC
Bug still exists in version 6.2.1 (64 bit) with Win10.
Comment 10 Harald Koester 2019-08-22 09:36:35 UTC
There is a similar problem in the space between columns if you format the page with 2 or more columns.