[Libreoffice-qa] Disquieting Writer bug report -- has anybody ever faced such problems?

Roman Eisele qalists at eikota.de
Thu Aug 23 04:13:56 PDT 2012

Hello all,

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?

Best regards,


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