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Writer 6.3 doesn't restore cursor location?

asked 2019-12-23 18:04:22 +0100

dgtangman gravatar image

On my Ubuntu 18.04 desktop, Writer opens a document with the text cursor where it was when the document was saved. On my laptop, with Ubuntu 19.10, Writer always positions the cursor at the beginning of the document. Is there a configuration setting that I'm overlooking to restore the old behavior?

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See "Cursor Position" in this help topic.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-12-23 18:09:40 +0100 )edit

Thank you - I hadn't yet set my name in User Data; it works like the LibreOffice I know and love again!

dgtangman gravatar imagedgtangman ( 2019-12-25 17:59:14 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-12-24 04:53:04 +0100

edcdeee gravatar image

The "Cursor Position" help topic suggestion does not work if the files are .doc or .docx files.

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Yes, generally you can only expect full functionality with native file formats (any external format support is unavoidably not ideal - be it because of unfinished work, or because of fundamental differences); and there's tdf#112740 for docx.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-12-24 05:39:30 +0100 )edit
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