[Nottingham] Random words in service sheet shock horror

Derek Huskisson derek at huskisson.free-online.co.uk
Thu Oct 21 00:02:23 BST 2004

On Wednesday 20 Oct 2004 23:11, Michael Leuty wrote:
> We currently have one of the machines in the Church Office running
> Mandrake 10.0, and the secretary uses OpenOffice.org 1.1.1 to compile
> service sheets for St Mary's, inter alia.
> She is experiencing a weird bug in which random words are inserted into
> the OOo document. If not noticed these then appear in the Sunday
> service sheets to the bemusement or amusement (depending) of the clergy
> and congregation.
> I might have put this down to the secretary not knowing entirely what
> she was doing, except that a very computer-literate colleague had
> exactly the same thing happen to him while looking at the Mandrake box
> in the office. He reports that "I was typing something into Google and
> then went back to OO and one of the words I had typed had randomly
> appeared in the document."
> Has anybody else come across this, and is there a fix such as a Bear of
> Very Little Brain might apply?

 Dodgy mouse maybe, if say the the centre wheel is a bit iffy, you cut & paste 
-- move on to other things, and the mouse crap ^H^H^H^H pastes of its own 
free will.


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