Bug 123091 - Move Display Fields section from Formatting Aids to View
Summary: Move Display Fields section from Formatting Aids to View
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Heiko Tietze
Whiteboard: target:6.3.0
Keywords: easyHack
Depends on:
Blocks: Options-Dialog-Writer
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Reported: 2019-01-31 18:08 UTC by Heiko Tietze
Modified: 2020-02-15 14:28 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Test document (10.76 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2019-02-14 10:38 UTC, Heiko Tietze

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Description Heiko Tietze 2019-01-31 18:08:45 UTC
In Tools > Options > Writer > Formatting Adds we have the section Display Fields (see also bug 117745) but those options are better placed at TOW > View.
Comment 1 Dieter 2019-01-31 20:13:16 UTC
I agree => NEW
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2019-02-14 10:38:45 UTC
Created attachment 149293 [details]
Test document

Document to check hidden options. Set variable "HideMe" in first line to true in order to hide fields below. The options moved to Tools > Options > Writer > View show hidden paragraph and fields even when HideMe is true.

Weird behavior observed with T>O>W>Formatting Aids>Hidden characters (formerly "Fields: Hidden text") that should show the hidden chars between ABC---GH. Bug or mistake?
Comment 3 Mike Kaganski 2019-02-14 14:26:26 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #2)

Sorry - can't make sense out of that. What specifically you expect to see when, and what you don't see? Please avoid mentioning what could be irrelevant (since you may have moved some elements in some patch, please stick to e.g. how that's situated and named in released
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2019-02-15 10:15:19 UTC
(In reply to Mike Kaganski from comment #3)
> Sorry - can't make sense out of that.

The attached file is there to verify my patch. And it illustrates the off-topic observation wit Font Effects=Hidden and T>O>W>FA>Hidden Text. Just ignore it- and review my patch, please :-).
Comment 5 Commit Notification 2019-02-18 08:50:41 UTC
heiko tietze committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


Resolves tdf#123091 - Move Display Fields section from Formatting Aids to View

It will be available in 6.3.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 6 Buovjaga 2019-02-27 18:24:00 UTC
What about Help content?
Comment 7 Dieter 2019-07-19 15:07:55 UTC
Verified in

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 2f2f4767089512c34514896bc37823f9310e9dd4
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-07-10_02:13:57
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

Thanks for fixing it, Heiko.