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How to force Writer to re-render the text [closed]

asked 2015-10-22 16:42:50 +0200

Waraqa gravatar image

updated 2015-10-27 03:07:08 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

There is a bug in text rendering engine for Arabic which happens occasionally. if I modify a word by adding a letter or a diacritic (Tashkeel in Arabic) which should affect the shaping of the word, the word doesn't get updated to show the change, instead the new part appear as if it was written apart. I have to erase the word and rewrite in order to fix it. The question is how to force Writer to re-render the whole text in the document to fix such problems?

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close date 2016-03-16 00:10:26.659935



Please report your LibreOffice version and your Operating system.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2015-10-24 15:00:08 +0200 )edit

LibreOffice on Fedora 21

Waraqa gravatar imageWaraqa ( 2015-10-24 18:39:02 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-10-29 18:25:59 +0200

Waraqa gravatar image

It turns out that re-rendering text is as easy as changing any of the font character attributes. For example, I can change the font name or size and change it back to get the text re-rendered. Since the document may use different fonts and sizes, updating the whole text this way may cause partial formatting loss. My preferred way to circumvent this problem is to use: Ctrl + [ and Ctrl + ] to change the font size one point and change it back.

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answered 2015-10-24 15:14:55 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image

updated 2015-10-26 16:36:19 +0200


I can not test in same environment, but maybe... ToolsUpdatePage Formatting would answer the question?


May be switch View Print / Web Layout ?


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I thought about it but it didn't help. It seems only related to font formatting not to text rendering.

Waraqa gravatar imageWaraqa ( 2015-10-24 18:47:01 +0200 )edit

The second suggestion also did nothing. Maybe I need to upload a sample, so that anyone can test on his PC.

Waraqa gravatar imageWaraqa ( 2015-10-27 04:44:27 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-10-26 22:25:19 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Please do a try with [Shift+F5]

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I've just tried it. It brings the cursor to the last working point.

Waraqa gravatar imageWaraqa ( 2015-10-27 04:25:36 +0200 )edit

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