Bug 107300 - Bibliography database - no CANCEL button
Summary: Bibliography database - no CANCEL button
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Bibliography
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Reported: 2017-04-20 15:45 UTC by Marco A.G.Pinto
Modified: 2021-07-12 03:42 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Description Marco A.G.Pinto 2017-04-20 15:45:24 UTC

I was making some tests in it and I randomly wrote some characters in the title of a book there.

When I tried to cancel (I clicked in the close window gadget) it became part of the database.

There is a need for a CANCEL button.
Comment 1 Marco A.G.Pinto 2017-04-20 15:49:34 UTC
[16:49] <marcoagpinto> and 5.4 alpha seems to have a shorter default bibliography
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2017-04-20 18:32:19 UTC
Hello Marco,

Thank you for reporting the bug.
Unfortunately without clear steps to reproduce it, we cannot track down the origin of the problem.
Please provide a clearer set of step-by-step instructions on how to reproduce the problem.
I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' once the steps are provided
Comment 3 Marco A.G.Pinto 2017-04-20 19:25:56 UTC

Select the bibliography database and click in the last book in the list.

Below the books, in the title field, add some characters.

Close the window clicking in the "x".

Go back to the database and the title of the book will have the extra stuff you typed.

There should be a cancel button to abort unwanted changes.
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2017-04-23 12:32:13 UTC
Found in Tools - Bibliography Database

Design team: what do you think? It really does get saved instantly and persists after closing LibO. Changing the behaviour now might be a shock to some users, though.. who knows.
Comment 5 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-06-24 21:48:15 UTC
As the fields in the lower part of the window simply make it easier to type in the fields of the row rather than typing them directly into the table grid, i'm not sure if there is a means to cancel the editing of the entire row of changes, but it does seem like a good idea to be able to cancel the full edit of changes to a row, but lets see if its possible.

UX-Team: Any thoughts?
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2017-06-24 21:51:12 UTC
I'm afraid that canceling this operation actually is an undo as, like Marco pointed out, every input is taken directly into the database. However, the user would understand cancel and implementing the clear-all-field 'undo' function could also be an easyhack.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-06-25 02:42:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Dennis Roczek 2018-07-11 16:37:10 UTC
still repro with latest fresh libreoffice.
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2019-07-12 02:51:45 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2021-07-12 03:42:16 UTC
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