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LibreOffice pages jump w/o provocation - Fixed [ not solved like I wanted ]

Post by AZgl1500 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:21 pm

When I am writing up a long message, and I scroll backwards to reread my text, the page will in a few seconds, 3, 4, 5? jumps back to the end of the document, or where-ever the cursor happens to be....

I have learned that if I want the page to "stay put" while rereading it, I had better plant the cursor in the middle of what I am rereading..... this causes me a lot of frustration.... argh!!! :evil:

What can be done to stop this sudden page shifting???

Microsoft Word never, ever, does that to me.... and that is what I have to compare LibreOffice to..
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Re: LibreOffice pages jump w/o provocation

Post by lsemmens » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:15 pm

You are not the only one to have noticed this. Especially on longer documents. (I have one that runs to over 500 pages) It's marginally better as an ODF but, it never did it when using M$ Orifice.
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Re: LibreOffice pages jump w/o provocation

Post by catweazel » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:32 pm

AZgl1500 wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:21 pm
What can be done to stop this sudden page shifting???
Turn off auto save.
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Re: LibreOffice pages jump w/o provocation

Post by AZgl1500 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:42 pm

hmmm,

that's almost too simple... but I have that set to 3 minutes.

have done that as long as there was a "Microsoft Office/Word" and it never did that to me.

To me, that is a "bug" and should be fixed.
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Post by catweazel » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:51 pm

AZgl1500 wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:42 pm
To me, that is a "bug" and should be fixed.
The debate about that has been raging for years with the LO devs. As a dev myself, it's a bug, not a feature. Auto-saving should be completely transparent to the user but the devs don't see it that way. lol
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Post by AZgl1500 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:32 am

Turning it OFF, stopped the annoyance, but I have a tendency to type for 30 minutes to an hour and half and forget to do a manual save....

long ago, I learned that I better keep auto save turned ON....
Now that I now what it is, I will back it off to 10 minutes and just deal with it.
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Post by jimallyn » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:33 am

catweazel wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:51 pm

The debate about that has been raging for years with the LO devs.
I can't imagine why there's any debate on that. Quite clearly, it's a bug. Surely nobody would make it do that intentionally?
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Post by catweazel » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:16 am

AZgl1500 wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:32 am
Thank you, catweazel! You're my hero!!!!
You're welcome :mrgreen:
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Post by catweazel » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:18 am

jimallyn wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:33 am
catweazel wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:51 pm

The debate about that has been raging for years with the LO devs.
I can't imagine why there's any debate on that. Quite clearly, it's a bug. Surely nobody would make it do that intentionally?
I agree, but there it is.
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Re: LibreOffice pages jump w/o provocation

Post by catweazel » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:20 am

AZgl1500 wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:32 am
long ago, I learned that I better keep auto save turned ON....
Long ago, I learned that I better not trust autosave, hence I learned to save regularly, with different file names.
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Re: LibreOffice pages jump w/o provocation

Post by AZgl1500 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:24 am

catweazel wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:20 am
AZgl1500 wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:32 am
long ago, I learned that I better keep auto save turned ON....
Long ago, I learned that I better not trust autosave, hence I learned to save regularly, with different file names.
I do that a lot filename-01
filename-02
etc..
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Re: LibreOffice pages jump w/o provocation - Fixed [ not solved like I wanted ]

Post by lmuserx4849 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:31 am

Does it only happen to files with a docx extension, like this bug - Bug 116907 - Save/autosave still moves view back to cursor position in case of docx files

As a work around, what if you saved the file as an odt while working on it, but docx when done.

On some bug systems, you can vote on bugs that impact you (i.e., kde, launchpad) but I don't think libreoffice (documentfoundation) is one of them. What you can do though, list the steps that produced the bug and the version of LO you were using at the time.

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Re: LibreOffice pages jump w/o provocation - Fixed [ not solved like I wanted ]

Post by AZgl1500 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:09 pm

lmuserx4849 wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:31 am
Does it only happen to files with a docx extension, like this bug - Bug 116907 - Save/autosave still moves view back to cursor position in case of docx files

As a work around, what if you saved the file as an odt while working on it, but docx when done.

On some bug systems, you can vote on bugs that impact you (i.e., kde, launchpad) but I don't think libreoffice (documentfoundation) is one of them. What you can do though, list the steps that produced the bug and the version of LO you were using at the time.
Never tried that...

I have the Default "Save As" to .Doc ( Office 2003 ) as that is what I have installed, and nearly all of my friends are still using.
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