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Illustration Space Bug sample
When adding a caption to an image, an invisible space is added at the beginning of the caption, before "Illustration 1.2: FooBar".
This can only be seen when creating a cross reference or in the index. A sample document has been attached to show this effect. This bug has only appeared since the 5.x releases. I've used several of them and most if not all show this behaviour.
To fix this problem, go into the caption and press delete with the cursor placed before the "I" of Illustration.
Hello, and thank you for bringing this issue to our attention.
I was not able to reproduce this issue with:
Build ID: 2b9802c1994aa0b7dc6079e128979269cf95bc78
Locale: en-US (de_DE)
But I was able to reproduce with:
Version: 18.104.22.168 (x64)
Build ID: ecd3574d51754b043f865cf5bafee286d24db7cc
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.19; UI Render: GL;
Locale: de-DE (de_DE)
The issue was introduced somewhere in between, probably with the change in how illustrations are referenced.
In 22.214.171.124 it takes the form of "Illustration <n>: <caption>"
While 126.96.36.199 changed it to " <n>. Illustration: <caption>", note the space
To reproduce in 188.8.131.52:
1. Open new Writer document, insert any image.
2. Right-click on image -> "Insert Caption..."
3. In the new window, insert any text for caption, choose any properties, click "okay"
4. Put the writing cursor into any valid line and "Insert -> Cross-reference..."
5. In the new dialog: Type: Illustration, Insert reference to: Reference, click "Insert"
6. The new reference has a leading space
I'm setting this issue to NEW, but I'm not sure if this was an intentional choice or not.
In the meantime, a valid workaround might be not use a manual leading space and just let the reference touch against the previous word. The grey background will not be visible in print and the automatic space will not be noticeable. Because of this I will be lowering this issue to TRIVIAL.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.36)
I agree that it is a trivial bug. A case where the work-around does not work is in indexes and if a sentence is started with the reference. This is especially noticeable if some of the captions were created with earlier versions of LO.
Out of curiosity, why was the change made?
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I can confirm that this is still an issue in 184.108.40.206 (Windows x64).
Although strangely, sometimes it seems like it is not an issue, because other captions I created yesterday do not have the extra space, for no apparent reason. I can't recall doing anything different to those other images/captions. I certainly didn't delete the invisible space.
I hope that this problem can be treated as more than trivial.
I am working on a chapter with many figures. All of the captions I created directly from screenshots have this space in the cross-reference list. Figures created in other ways do not have the space. The lack of consistent order in the cross-reference list has been driving me crazy.
Now that I finally have some understanding of what is causing the problem, I need to manually delete the spaces in many figures. That is not how I should be spending my time.
Note that this is not just an issue for illustrations.
I hope that someone is willing to solve this problem.
(In reply to Cathy Crumbley from comment #5)
> I hope that this problem can be treated as more than trivial.
Trivial does not mean that the issue is trivial. Issues marked as trivial indicate issues that are trivial to solve. This is one of those issues which might be solvable by someone who is new to LibreOffice programming.
Ah, thank you for clarifying, Andreas.