swp 6.0.22 on Win 7
I was trying to enter "x_1,x_2,...,x_n" after
"necessary" in para 2 of the Std Latex article.
I entered x_1,x_2, and then tried to enter
dots using the macro box. The dots got inserted.
However, the cursor moved to the top-left of the
editor window. When I moved it back to right after
the dots, I was in text mode. Pressing ctrl+m to
switch to math, the cursor moved to the left of the
dots. In trying to re-position the cursor after
the dots in order to complete the expression
I found that I ended up with x_1,x_2,,... ; and
trying to get things right, sometimes the dots
got deleted, and needed to be re-entered.
Problems with the \dots macro have been
reported before. What is new is that futzing around
with this while trying to enter the desired
expression, I managed to cause SWP6 to close without
warning more than three times.
Using the dots on the symbol sidebar seems to work
with no problems: it's apparently just the macro
version that leads to crashes. But the fact that
you can crash the system and lose all your work by
using a built-in macro is cause for serious concern.