Bug 106043 - EDITING: Select a table and outer content
Summary: EDITING: Select a table and outer content
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Tables-Select
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Reported: 2017-02-16 12:45 UTC by Telesto
Modified: 2023-04-19 03:24 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Example file (9.29 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2017-02-16 12:45 UTC, Telesto
How it should be working (54.00 KB, video/x-msvideo)
2017-02-16 12:55 UTC, Telesto

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Description Telesto 2017-02-16 12:45:07 UTC
Selecting a table row by selecting the cell content is impossible if the starting cell is containing a table

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open attached file
2. First select content of the table with the black border and then select the right table cell (impossible)
3. The alternative starting at right cell dragging to the left is working (but it isn't quite intuitive)

Actual Results:  
The green table cell and the right side can't be selected (anymore)

Expected Results:
It should be possible to select the right table cell also

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Found in
Build ID: cdf4b2bba8d694299c784f46fe3ecef2ce41171e
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.19; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2017-02-15_00:19:18
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); Calc: CL

and in
LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
Comment 1 Telesto 2017-02-16 12:45:23 UTC
Created attachment 131273 [details]
Example file
Comment 2 Telesto 2017-02-16 12:55:57 UTC
Created attachment 131274 [details]
How it should be working
Comment 3 Xisco Faulí 2017-02-16 14:27:49 UTC
Confirmed in

Build ID: 880033edde516fc30225005245253293a6a58ba4
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Linux 4.8; UI Render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2018-04-17 02:31:22 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Timur 2018-04-17 07:26:02 UTC
Similar in 6.1+. Select in LO doesn't go out of the (in this case inner) table. 
This is a special case when there's outer table. 
But general enhancement would be: "EDITING: Select a table and outer content". 
So I think we should rename because it's easier to make that than to check whether inner table is in outer table.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2019-04-18 03:03:35 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2021-04-18 03:47:59 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2023-04-19 03:24:07 UTC
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