Bug 117908 - EDITING: Pressing Ctrl on the input line in Calc removes all formatting
Summary: EDITING: Pressing Ctrl on the input line in Calc removes all formatting
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 117017
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-05-30 17:06 UTC by vaaydayaasra
Modified: 2018-05-31 09:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description vaaydayaasra 2018-05-30 17:06:39 UTC
In this scenario, I have a Calc cell with formatted text (italics, underlining, boldface, font color etc.). Now if I want to change the formatting of a part of that same cell afterwards, I would naturally select the cell, go to the input line, select the part I want to change and press the appropriate keyboard shortcut, e.g. Ctrl-I for italics. Now the problem is that if the cursor is on the input line, pressing Ctrl removes all formatting from that cell. Doing the same in the table view does not have the same effect, so I can change the formatting of text with keyboard shortcuts as much as I want in the table view. The expected behavior would be for the cell to keep its formatting even if I try to use keyboard shortcuts on the input line.

Another user on Launchpad reported that the same problem persists in LibreOffice

This bug was first reported on Launchpad at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/1772469
Comment 1 Xavier Van Wijmeersch 2018-05-31 08:44:31 UTC
I can not reproduce, maybe you did a Ctrl+M wish remove all formatting

Build ID: 9b0d9b32d5dcda91d2f1a96dc04c645c450872bf
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.14; UI render: default; VCL: kde4; 
Locale: nl-BE (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 2 Olivier Tilloy 2018-05-31 08:58:24 UTC
I can definitely observe the issue by simply pressing and releasing Ctrl, no other key involved. This is with libreoffice on Ubuntu, not sure if it's an ubuntu-specific issue.
Comment 3 Maxim Monastirsky 2018-05-31 09:21:43 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 117017 ***