Bug 119772 - insert field always goes to layout layer, even if it is not the active layer and despite layout layer is locked
Summary: insert field always goes to layout layer, even if it is not the active layer ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Layers
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Reported: 2018-09-09 21:01 UTC by Regina Henschel
Modified: 2019-10-02 02:57 UTC (History)
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Description Regina Henschel 2018-09-09 21:01:13 UTC
Start with a new document in Draw. Insert a Layer as e.g. Layer 4 and switch to it.
Insert > Field, e.g. Time(variable).
Seen behavior: Field is on layer "Layout".
Expected behavior: Field is on the active layer "Layer 4".

Go to layer "Layout" and lock it.
Go to Insert > Field. Notice all options are disabled, what is correct.
Go to layer "Layer 4".
Go to Insert > Field > Page Number.
Seen behavior: The field is on layer "Layout", although that layer is locked. You cannot select it.
Expected behavior: Field is inserted on active layer "Layer 4".
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2018-10-01 18:44:17 UTC

Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: d357ea1d1ff95cb5ce2ee6b4828afa2484707256
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.18; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3_kde5; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); Calc: threaded
Built on 28 September 2018
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2019-10-02 02:57:03 UTC
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