Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 226778
Open Office doesn't select whole words
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:56 EST
Description of problem:
When trying to select words by left clicking the mouse, users have to start at
the beginning of the word, in order to get the whole word marked. They cannot
start for instance in the middle of the word, because then only these characters
BUT: Due to an unreproducible circumstance Oowriter somehow marked WHOLE words,
not just characters. As long as i didn't logout, i could leftclick the mouse,
start in the middle of a word, drag the mouse further to select words next to
it, and it automatically selected only whole words!
After relogin it ceased to work that way.
So this feature seems to be included, but doesn't work properly (only one single
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.0.4-5.5.10
Steps to Reproduce:
Oowriter should select whole words, not single characters
Use the keyboard and hold shift and then left/right cursor keys to select text
by word. Double clicking on a word with the mouse selects the word underneath
the mouse cursor.
You may have simply hit one of the items in the status bar, see
Excuse me, but it seems i have not described the bug plasticly enough: I know
that i can select whole words with keyboard. But it should be possible to select
whole words with mouse. Please refer to the MS-pendant. There only whole words
are being selected, because nobody ever wants to select a few characters out of
a word, and leave the rest of it where it stands. This doesn't make any sense at
all. I thought this feature was not implemented in Oowriter, but, as i described
above, it IS implemented, because it did work, if only for one single time - by
Therefore it is a bug.
Sorry, my fault. The requested feature was already implemented. User has to
double click a word and hold the button pressed, then move to the next word. In
this mode OpenOffice selects only whole words, not just single characters.