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Hi Joel: 

Thanks much for the response. 

I decided this morning to take a little time and reproduce the "hyphen" problem I discussed 
step-by-step so that I could file a usable bug report. 

Here's how things went, and why I've decided to abandon that quest. 

I started LibreOffice in the normal manner (i.e. clicking the icon). Before I had made any 
selection, a notification titled "Updates for extensions available; Click the icon for more 
information" appeared in the upper right corner. Clicking this displayed the "Extension Update" 
dialog box. 

In my particular case, it spends a few seconds and then lists one update: [o] LanguageTool. Open 
source language checker Version 2.6. 

I use this, and have kept it updated for some time, so I clicked on "Release Notes" and it opened 
my browser and I could see what changes had been made. 

So, naturally, I clicked on the "Install" button. This immediately showed a completed progress bar 
at the top of the dialog box. In the "Result" panel, nothing was shown, and the [OK] button 
remained inactive (greyed out) for longer than I thought normal, with no messages suggesting why, 
or what it was doing. 

Consulting the help provided the suggestion that some extensions require root access, so I closed 
LibreOffice (still obviously not having gotten very far with duplicating the "hyphen" problem), 
executed "sudo libreoffice4.3" from the command line and got the exact same behavior. The [OK] 
button never (well, at least as long as it took me to eat breakfast) became active and no error 
messages or other informative text ever appeared. I realize that 4.3, although out of beta, is not 
considered "stable" but a couple 4.2 bugs in the repository version of LibreOffice affect me 
particularly - a long story but not relevant here). 

Running LibreOffice from the command line, however, turned out to be a BIG HUGE MISTAKE, as the 
next time I attempted to run LibrOffice from the GUI, I encountered "Welcome to LibreOffice - Use 
the sidebar to open or create a file." All references to previously used files were gone. All UI 
preferences were gone, etc. etc. This is beyond annoying, of course, and I wasted another twenty 
minutes or so putting things back to the way I want them, but I suppose that's the price one pays 
for free software. 

At any rate, still attempting to pop things off the stack in the order I had put them there, I 
manually downloaded the Language extension and installed it from the extension manager, so at least 
that's out of the way (although I haven't used it yet, so who knows?). I then proceeded to 
reproduce the "hyphen" bug. It's there, and it's consistent, and it doesn't seem to be font 
dependent (at least with the few I tried). Then I noticed the clock! 

My point is that, in attempting to document one bug, I ran into another. So now maybe I need to 
document two bugs. And then I remembered all the hassles the last time I submitted a bug. No. "Not 
gonna happen" as they say. 

This is all fun, of course, but sadly I'm living in an alternate universe (some call it "the real 
world") and realize that I've already spent more than an hour and a helf doing this stuff and need 
to get back to actually USING the software rather than particpating in the debugging process. No 
offense, but if you or any other developers can make use of any of these comments, be my guest. 

Again, thanks for the response. 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Joel Madero" <> 
To: "CVAlkan" <> 
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:54:33 PM 
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Hyphen Printing Problem in Writer?? 

Go ahead and file and then someone from QA will attempt to reproduce. When you report attach a 
simple document that shows the issue and make sure to give easy reproducible steps. Feel free to cc 
me on the bug and I'll try to confirm this evening after I leave the office. 


On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 4:51 PM, CVAlkan < > wrote: 


I recently installed Version: Build ID: 
08ebe52789a201dd7d38ef653ef7a48925e7f9f7 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04, and noticed 
a problem that I'm pretty sure I had seen in some version of LO back in the 
3.x series, but which seems to have returned. 

When printing documents with hyphenation, the hyphen is placed over the last 
letter on the line rather than next to it. If I use Print Preview, the 
display is fine. If I export the file as a pdf and print from there, the 
printout is fine. The problem only exists when printing directly from 

Has anyone else noticed this? I hate filing a bug if no one else can confirm 
it, but as having old bugs re-appear in later versions is disconcerting, I 
thought I should check. 


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