Bug 102373 - Add "Insert > Field > More Fields..." to Draw as in Writer
Summary: Add "Insert > Field > More Fields..." to Draw as in Writer
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevEval
Depends on:
Blocks: Fields
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Reported: 2016-09-22 20:42 UTC by chawise
Modified: 2017-05-31 10:46 UTC (History)
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Description chawise 2016-09-22 20:42:10 UTC
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:48.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/48.0
Build Identifier: 5.2.1

In Writer, there are many options to insert automatic fields. These options are much restricted in Draw. The same fields should be offered in both applications.

Adding the "Insert > Field > More Fields..." options found in Writer to Draw would fix this.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a Draw document
2. In "Insert" menu, select "Field"
3. There is no "More Fields..." option (as in Writer)

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Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2016-09-23 07:35:41 UTC
Please be more specific. The menu entry "More >" is a piece of cake but the functions may not be easy to realize. And I doubt that dummy text, for instance, is an important feature for Draw. So what fields exactly do you want to get in Draw? (At best you give also an idea about the use case.)
Comment 2 chawise 2016-09-23 20:53:39 UTC
In Writer, "Insert > Field > More Fields..." opens a dialog with dozens of fields from Document, Cross-references, Functions etc.

I am interested by the last modifification date of the document. But I think adding this dialog would be better 1) for consistency between apps 2) adding each field per request isn't very efficient.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2016-09-24 07:34:57 UTC
Okay, lets ask the devs what fields are possible.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2017-05-02 11:36:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-05-31 10:46:12 UTC
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