[Libreoffice-qa] Disquieting Writer bug report -- has anybody ever faced such problems?
qalists at eikota.de
Thu Aug 23 04:13:56 PDT 2012
today I stumbled over this Writer bug report:
"Completely Broken - basic formatting of a text document is random"
The reporter writes about LibreOffice 3.5.4 for Linux:
> Quite often, when we pressed "enter" on the end of a paragraph,
> LibreOffice re-format thd document randomly. It split pages in
> the middle, indented paragraphs, etc.
As you can imagine, he draws a rather radical conclusion ;-(:
> This is without doubt, the worst office package i've ever used -
> even worst than Open Office 1.0. These problems are so fundamental,
> and so obvious, this product should have never been released
> (and YES, I am a developer myself).
Even if we ignore all of the reporter's (IMHO completely understandable)
anger, this bug report is disquieting.
My question to all: has anybody ever seen such things in Writer? Have
you got an idea how to fix the reporter's problems? IMHO he deserves a
good and very polite answer, but the most important thing is probably
the question how to help him.
I can’t help the reporter myself, because I have never seen such
pseudo-random text re-formatting in Writer (I have seen it in MS Word,
of course; it is called auto-format ;-), but maybe you got an idea?
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