I'm on 5.2.0 version.
1. Create a master document;
2. Create a section in this master document (Menu Insert/Section);
3. Write something in this section;
4. Save this master document;
5. Create a writer document;
6. Insert a section in this document (Menu Insert/Section) and check the checkbox "Link";
7. Click the "Browse" button to choose the master document you've just selected before.
It's impossible to validate this selection with the "Open" button of the dialog box. But if we test to link a writer document section it a writer section, there is almost no problem ( https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=101795 ).
I know it was possible in previous versions (I believe like 3.X.X).
Yep, reproduced brokenness in 5.3 and confirm it works OK in 3.6.
Arch Linux 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Build ID: 7cf444454c0c27e2f6d764164ea880b87163f45a
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Linux 4.7; UI Render: default;
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: group
Built on September 27th 2016
Arch Linux 64-bit
Version 126.96.36.199 (Build ID: e183d5b)
Regression introduced by
Author: Michael Stahl <email@example.com>
AuthorDate: Mon May 19 18:31:54 2014 +0200
Commit: Michael Stahl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CommitDate: Mon May 19 18:49:46 2014 +0200
fdo#78742: SfxFilterMatcher: respect requested document service if set
sfx2::DocumentInserter::CreateMediumList() creates a SfxFilterMatcher
that should match Writer filters only, but actually Calc filters may be
returned; check that the document service matches.
(regression from 3da8f3680556e0163f660a0a159930337c8c32ff)
Adding Cc: to Michael Stahl
it turns out this was allowed by accident in LO 3.6 and wasn't really a supported feature.
but i've tweaked it now on master so you can insert master documents as sections again.
Michael Stahl committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#101813 sw,sfx2: enable inserting master document as section
It will be available in 5.3.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Verified on windows 7/64 & Version: 188.8.131.52.alpha1+
Build ID: 8a796410ec8f440b4163b15b928347c499da7a8f
CPU Threads: 2; OS Version: Windows 6.1; UI Render: default;
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2016-10-20_23:07:21
Locale: fr-FR (fr_FR); Calc: group