Bug 122231 - Fontwork not selectable if placed over a picture
Summary: Fontwork not selectable if placed over a picture
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: topicUI
Depends on:
Blocks: FontWork-WordArt Selection
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Reported: 2018-12-20 18:51 UTC by reikenberg
Modified: 2022-10-08 12:22 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Example of the bug described. (276.59 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2018-12-20 18:52 UTC, reikenberg

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Description reikenberg 2018-12-20 18:51:07 UTC
If i place a picture in a new document and put a fontwork on it, after deselect the fontwork it is not selectable again.

Attached an example.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a new document
2. Insert a picture
3. Place a fontwork over it. (The fontwork box must placed inside the picture box.)
4. Deselect the fontwork.
5. Fontwork is not selectable anymore

Actual Results:
Fontwork is not selectable anymore.

Expected Results:
Fontwork should be selectable.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
If i put the fontwork in front of all object before placing it on the picture this problem did not happen.

There is a difference between the z-layer for fontwork/picture and fontwork/shape.
A new fontwork initially shown behind a shape, but infront of picture. I guess the z-layer is preventing to select the fontwork on the picture. It is visible but it lays under it and should not be visible. Deleting or moving the picture aside and the fontwork becomes selectable again.
Comment 1 reikenberg 2018-12-20 18:52:39 UTC
Created attachment 147722 [details]
Example of the bug described.
Comment 2 reikenberg 2018-12-20 18:54:25 UTC
Version: (x64)
Build-ID: 9d0f32d1f0b509096fd65e0d4bec26ddd1938fd3
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Windows 6.1; UI-Render: GL; 
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); Calc: CL
Comment 3 Dieter 2018-12-21 07:20:27 UTC
I confirm it with

Version: (x64)
Build ID: ffa5b8a82eab18041bbee4d6914892b82c7801d3
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2018-12-19_03:24:54
Locale: en-US (de_DE); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded


Version: (x64)
Build-ID: c838ef25c16710f8838b1faec480ebba495259d0
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Windows 6.19; UI-Render: GL; 
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE); Calc: CL
Comment 4 Hiromi Kuramoto 2018-12-25 07:33:01 UTC
I can not confirm this bug in macOS Sierra. In my case, I can select a fontwork on a picture. 

Build ID: 86daf60bf00efa86ad547e59e09d6bb77c699acb
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.12.5; UI render: default; 
Locale: en-US (ja_JP.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2019-01-04 08:20:42 UTC
Interesting, that selection over shapes is possible (see attachment).
Comment 6 Dieter 2020-10-07 06:17:12 UTC
Still present in

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 8349ace3c3162073abd90d81fd06dcfb6b36b994
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19041; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: he-IL (de_DE); UI: en-GB
Calc: threaded

Additional information:
It's possible to select it with navigator.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2022-10-08 03:49:22 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Dieter 2022-10-08 12:22:07 UTC
Still present in

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 3c58a8f3a960df8bc8fd77b461821e42c061c5f0
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19044; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-GB
Calc: CL