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Re: [Bug 1506696] Re: Bullets and numbering ignores paragraph formatting


This bug is for Libre Office, not Open Office.  Sorry, I forgot (been 
using OO and LO since 1999).  Please change the report to LO. I'm using 
Ubuntu 14.04, up to date.

On 10/17/2015 01:43 PM, Christopher M. Penalver wrote:
> octalman, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu.
> However, there are no new official Apache OpenOffice/OpenOffice.org
> releases in Ubuntu, as the Ubuntu project has transitioned to
> LibreOffice. Hence, the status of this report is being marked as Won't
> Fix.
> You are welcome to test for this problem in LibreOffice. If reproducible, please click the button:
> Also affects distribution
> Distribution: Ubuntu
> Source Package Name: (Optional) libreoffice
> For more on installing LibreOffice please see
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LibreOffice.
> Thank you for your understanding.
> ** Changed in: openoffice.org (Ubuntu)
>         Status: New => Won't Fix

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  Bullets and numbering ignores paragraph formatting

Status in openoffice.org package in Ubuntu:
  Won't Fix

Bug description:
  After years of fighting OO Writer's bullets and numbering, I have
  finally discovered at least part of the problem.  It appears to
  consist of two parts.

  1.  There is no "No, I don't want bullets and numbering" for a
  selected paragraph.  Both the formatting drop-down/paragraph and the
  bullent-and-numbering drop-down should both have this option,

  More specifically,

  2.  Bullets and numbering is ultra aggressive.  Under some conditions,
  even when bullets and numbering is turned off for a paragraph, O-O
  tries to implement numbering anyway.  Worse, when this happens, not
  only the current paragraph is infected, but one or more subsequent
  paragraphs will also be affected, and the problem cannot be fixed.

  Bullets and numbering energizes itself, even if the paragraph does not
  have bullets and numbering enabled, when one or more of the following

  ......  A paragraph begins with a capital letter immediately followed by a period
  ......  A paragraph begins with certain capital letters (C, but apparently others as well)
  ......  The first character of the paragraph is a numeral followed by a period

  This issue with respect to the second item above can be overcome by
  enclosing the offending letter and some following text in double
  quotes (U S style, ").  I don't know whether this works for numerals,
  however, or if only the first letter is so enclosed.

  Under these circumstances, it is impossible to disable bullets and

  When this aggressive behaviour occurs, it also causes indentation
  specifications to be ignored and attempts to correct formatting causes
  indentation specifications to be altered or eliminated.

  By bullets and numbering enabling, I mean that "include this
  paragraph" and/or "start numbering" is checked.

  I am using Open Office 4.2 in the current release of Ubuntu 14.04,
  presumably up to date, on an Pavilion laptop with AMD A8 processor.

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