(testing on LO 184.108.40.206 + Ubuntu 12.04.2)
I can confirm that using asterisks to bold a section of text does not seem to work as it should. Repro steps
- Open LO Writer
- Type the following verbatim:
I hid the *pitchfork* in the silverware drawer
RESULT: The text displays like this:
I hid the **pitchfork in the silverware drawer**
EXPECTED: The text to display like this:
I hid the **pitchfork** in the silverware drawer
I see the same issue with underscores for underlining.
WORKAROUND: Could you try using Ctrl-B and Ctrl-I to toggle Bold and Italic on/off from your keyboard?
NOTE: This might be some kind of state-based bug. Once I toggle-off the formatting via the GUI or using a keystroke (e.g. Ctrl-B), the end character (*, _, etc…) will correctly close a section of formatted text. This persists until the document is closed.
In any case, this is definitely something QA should take a look at! Please file a bug and provide a list of steps that can reproduce your problem (Please feel free to steal mine – just make sure to include that NOTE :-). The QA team will be happy to help you track down this issue!
Please post a link to any bugs you file in a comment below using the format “fdo#123456”.