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Bug 100788 - Letter wizard: form fields not correctly labelled
Summary: Letter wizard: form fields not correctly labelled
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: accessibility
Depends on:
Blocks: a11y
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Reported: 2016-07-06 17:14 UTC by Alex ARNAUD
Modified: 2019-06-26 09:38 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description Alex ARNAUD 2016-07-06 17:14:49 UTC
Dear LibreOffie contributor,

I'm a blind person and I'm trying to use the "letter wizard" with the Orca screen reader.
I've noticed that all the form fields are not linked with their labeled, so the result is that I know I'm in a form field but I'm not able to know their associated label.

For example, in the first "Letter wizard" window, Orca says "Elegant combo box" without any mention of the label associated to this field.

Best regards.
Comment 1 Julien Nabet 2016-07-07 21:07:09 UTC
Which LibreOffice version do you use?
FYI, last stable one is 5.1.4.
Comment 2 Alex ARNAUD 2016-07-08 10:13:00 UTC
(In reply to Julien Nabet from comment #1)
> Which LibreOffice version do you use?
> FYI, last stable one is 5.1.4.

Dear Juline,

Sorry, I've forgotten to give you the version number. I'm using the latest fresh release (5.1.4) with the latest Orca version (3.20.2).

Best regards.
Comment 3 Julien Nabet 2016-07-23 08:02:16 UTC
Thank you for your feedback Arnaud (sorry for the delay, I was in vacation).
Comment 4 Aron Budea 2016-07-27 08:48:49 UTC
Reproduced in LibreOffice 15.10. Also reproduced with version, probably inherited from OOo.

There are more fields like this in the wizards, for example the Fax wizard's page design combo box, so whoever fixes this should do a general check among them.
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-09-01 11:20:29 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Alex ARNAUD 2017-09-04 09:23:05 UTC
Dear all,

I can reproduce the issue on LibreOfficeDev 6.0 built on 2017-09-01.

Best regards.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-09-05 02:55:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Patrick ZAJDA 2019-03-01 16:28:07 UTC
I can reproduce this bug on Linux:
Build ID: f23738139429358c11fa62708fbdf5bb0c43d199
Threads CPU : 12; OS : Linux 4.19; UI Render : par défaut; VCL: gtk3; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-02-28_20:14:57
Locale : fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); Langue IHM : fr-FR
Calc: threaded

And also on Windows:
Version: (x64)
Build ID: 9c5dbbe4b0a62ff1af009beb00f1fc45318dad79
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-02-27_20:03:12
Locale: fr-FR (fr_FR); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 9 Jacobo Aragunde Pérez 2019-03-05 12:41:52 UTC
I don't have a lot of time but I'll try to address the letter wizard, at least.
Comment 10 Xisco Faulí 2019-06-26 09:09:58 UTC
Dear Jacobo Aragunde Pérez,
This bug has been in ASSIGNED status for more than 3 months without any
activity. Resetting it to NEW.
Please assigned it back to yourself if you're still working on this.
Comment 11 Jacobo Aragunde Pérez 2019-06-26 09:38:03 UTC
Thanks, Xisco.

So far, I tried to add some "label" or "accessible label" value to those fields, but that failed. My understanding is that the python wrapper for the UI element doesn't support them.

I'm not working on it right now, but I will reassign the bug to me when I come back to it.
Comment 12 Xisco Faulí 2019-06-26 09:38:43 UTC
We have a similar code written in java ( ), we could use it for python as well...