[Issue] Way to view column/row numbers in Writer?

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[Issue] Way to view column/row numbers in Writer?

Postby prr » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:08 pm

(1) How do I view the column and row number information--that is, the exact location of the cursor, in writer?

(2) Is there a way to get this information automatically revealed on the status bar?
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Re: Way to view column/row numbers in Writer?

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:13 pm

Not yet implemented: [Issue] Write Status bar does not show cursor position (Issue 18004). You should subscribe and vote for it (up to 2 votes per issue).
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Re: [Issue] Way to view column/row numbers in Writer?

Postby prr » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:17 pm

OK, I gave it 2 votes. Thanks for the link.
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Re: [Issue] Way to view column/row numbers in Writer?

Postby prr » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:55 pm

its obviously not doable on the status bar---but is there any way I can navigate through a menu to see this information?
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Re: [Issue] Way to view column/row numbers in Writer?

Postby acknak » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:25 pm

If you wouldn't mind, I'm curious how this information is helpful for your task. It won't help get what you want; it's just my curiosity.
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Re: [Issue] Way to view column/row numbers in Writer?

Postby prr » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:32 pm

Sometimes when I have a list, and one line gets moved a bit, its not always easy to re-arrange it back to normal. Sometimes, trying to eyeball an "I" and a "T" and figure out where exactly those letters are, horizontally, isn't easy without the program simply telling you.
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Re: [Issue] Way to view column/row numbers in Writer?

Postby acknak » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:47 pm

Ok, thanks.
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Re: [Issue] Way to view column/row numbers in Writer?

Postby pottypaula » Wed May 28, 2014 6:08 pm

Can I ask if there has been any resolution to this? This is a very old post but I have started using OpenOffice 4.1.0 rather than Word but miss this feature. For me, an old typewriter user, I know the Line/Column necessary for different window envelopes from experience and a display is useful.
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Re: [Issue] Way to view column/row numbers in Writer?

Postby John_Ha » Sat May 31, 2014 12:48 am

If you click the Draw cursor on the Draw toolbar, the cursor position is given in the statusbar as here:

cursor pos.png

I don't know if this macro will help you - see [Solved] Macro to measure the length of text in a .odt file which actually finds the [x,y] coordinates of the cursor.

cursor.png

prr wrote:Sometimes when I have a list, and one line gets moved a bit, its not always easy to re-arrange it back to normal. Sometimes, trying to eyeball an "I" and a "T" and figure out where exactly those letters are, horizontally, isn't easy without the program simply telling you.

The trick I use when this happens is to place the cursor in a "correct" bit of text, click the Format pastebrush icon on the toolbar, and "paint the correct format" over the moved item. The paintbrush gets "emptied" each time you use it, but it is easy to click it again while the pasted format is still highlighted, so you can apply it to the next mis-aligned item.

Also, block select may help - it allows you to select a "rectangular block of text" which does not need to extend to the margins. Edit > Select mode > Block area. Now select some text.
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