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Save last cursor position in Writer

asked 2021-04-08 06:27:34 +0200

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I have the latest Windows 10 version and LO 7.1.2.2 (x64). Writer doesn't save the last position despite the steps I have undertaken mentioned on https://www.libreofficehelp.com/how-t.... I'm wondering if the length of the document has anything to do with this. The document has 766 pages and when I open the document it initially says that there are 852 pages and then it counts back until arriving at the correct number. Could somebody please help me. Many thanks.

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answered 2021-04-08 07:29:00 +0200

Hello. I am the author of that page. A couple of questions as you explained two issues

a) Is the count of the pages wrongly shown initially?

b) Did you try to view the page count from menu dialog/properties?

c) What happened with last cursor position? Is it not working.

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As I said, it's a bug, one of the reasons I reverted to 7.0.

Hagar Delest gravatar imageHagar Delest ( 2021-04-08 07:37:01 +0200 )edit

a) yes b) taskbar c) not working, just appears somewhere in document

Huskey gravatar imageHuskey ( 2021-04-08 18:59:02 +0200 )edit

Interestingly enough, according to the last comment (#17) in the bug report, the way it has been "fixed" may not fix the issue at all!

Hagar Delest gravatar imageHagar Delest ( 2021-04-08 19:04:30 +0200 )edit

I just did some test: my computer remembers the last position when it is a "small" document but not when it is a "large" one as mentioned above.

Huskey gravatar imageHuskey ( 2021-04-09 14:08:10 +0200 )edit

Yes, the answer is therefore that it is a bug but difficult to say if and when it will be fixed.

Hagar Delest gravatar imageHagar Delest ( 2021-04-09 16:17:05 +0200 )edit

Why is this a correct answer (I can only see requests for additional information, which do not answer the question and hence should be a comment)?

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2021-04-11 09:56:57 +0200 )edit
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answered 2021-04-08 07:29:50 +0200

updated 2021-04-08 08:56:40 +0200

It is a bug, you've to use 7.1.2 (now released, not yet tested personally): Bug 140147 - position of cursor not saved.

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