Bug 114884 - The ability to search text boxes in Writer and Calc
Summary: The ability to search text boxes in Writer and Calc
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 81969
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Find-Search Writer-Enhancements
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Reported: 2018-01-07 13:59 UTC by Telesto
Modified: 2023-03-27 18:28 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Telesto 2018-01-07 13:59:04 UTC
There is no way for searching through text boxes in Calc and Writer. This is  possible in Impress or Draw. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Writer
2. Insert a textbox with some text
3. CTRL+F: search for the content

Actual Results:  
No results found

Expected Results:
The text is also searched or add addition option to the Find & Replace dialog -> Other Options (similar to searching for comments)

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Build ID: a9b202a6b7000e7af34f2a639ca207122a3968bf
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2017-12-26_23:10:23
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); Calc: CL

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2018-01-07 15:29:11 UTC
Yes, at least if the text is selected, search in the selection should be possible. Although an option to search in text in all shapes would be better.
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2023-03-27 18:28:47 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 81969 ***