Date: Tue Mar 16 2004 - 10:51:20 EST
Thank you very much for your comments.
I agree about the numbering being fragile and the page flickering on
These are the sort of things we need to get consistently right.
Numbering in particular needs some more love and attention.
> Though I have been using AbiWord for some time, I started trying to use to
> write a large document for the first time. In doing so, I came across
> several issues. Some I have already reported in Bugzilla but others are
> difficult to describe. I would like to start a discussion about some of
> these issues so we may track down what is causing them. Please bear with
> if my descriptions need further explanations. I am using AbiWord 2.0.5 on
> Windows at work and 2.0.3 on Linux at home.
> 1) Numbering and formatting is very delicate. For example, the following
> Numbered List:
> sometimes turns into something like this:
> without explanation. I can't really figure out what is causing this and
> it happens, it is difficult to get rid of. Changing the paragraph's
> from Numbered List to Normal and back does not fix it.
> 2) Numbered Lists nested in Numbered Headings often take on the
> of the Numbered Heading.
> 3) When the text in a Numbered List is selected and the format is changed
> Normal, a different range of text is selected (AbiWord Bugzilla #1679,
> Comment #8).
> 4) Copying and pasting Numbered Lists does not work right (AbiWord
> #1730, Comment #15).
> 1. x 1. x
> 2. x 2. x
> 3. x 3. x
> some normal text pastes into => some normal text
> 1. x 4. x
> 2. x 5. x
> 3. x 6. x
> 5) Often the screen jumps around when some type of formatting is applied
> text. For example, if I create a table, highlight a field and change its
> background color then the screen jumps and a different part of the
> is displayed when I click apply. In this case, the view of the document
> changes so that the table row I just manipulated is at the very bottom of
> display window.
> 6) Format->Style->Create and Modify does not seem to work right. For
> example, if the cursor is on a Header 1 and I decide to Create and Modify
> Header 1 style then my modifications are only applied to the line the
> is on. The syle modifications are not applied to all Header 1's
> the whole document.
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