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Bug 132177 - SHAPES: scrolling text not running if SdrObject has a Title
Summary: SHAPES: scrolling text not running if SdrObject has a Title
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: graphics stack (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: bibisected, bisected, regression
Depends on:
Blocks: Text-Attributes-Dialog
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Reported: 2020-04-17 09:29 UTC by Peter Bujak
Modified: 2020-05-01 14:51 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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properties (526.07 KB, image/jpeg)
2020-04-17 09:54 UTC, Peter Bujak
after click ok (441.26 KB, image/jpeg)
2020-04-17 09:56 UTC, Peter Bujak

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Description Peter Bujak 2020-04-17 09:29:37 UTC
 I have been trying to create a scrolling text for some time. After I create a drawing object
and then entered the running properties and ok. have confirmed
the entered text disappears.
There is no longer any scrolling text.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.create drawing objects
2.format>object>text>running text
3.runnin prperties>ok

Actual Results:
running text  disappears

Expected Results:
created text running

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
I  contact the community and some user have the same problems
Comment 1 Peter Bujak 2020-04-17 09:54:27 UTC
Created attachment 159652 [details]
Comment 2 Peter Bujak 2020-04-17 09:56:03 UTC
Created attachment 159653 [details]
after click ok
Comment 3 Dieter 2020-04-20 14:17:05 UTC
Although I've followed all the steps desribed in LO help, Scrolling doesn't start. I don't know, if this is a bug or a lack of documentation, but situation should be improved => NEW

cc: Design-Team for further input
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2020-04-20 16:20:27 UTC
Scrolls nicely with Impress but not with Writer. Don't see the use case and if it worked at all in the past. Xisco, can you check with some ancient version please?
Comment 6 Telesto 2020-04-20 16:30:44 UTC
Repro with

Animating, with/No repro with
LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-
Comment 7 Telesto 2020-04-20 16:39:53 UTC
Still OK in
Build ID: 05dceb5d363845f2cf968344d7adab8dcfb2ba71
Comment 8 Peter Bujak 2020-04-20 17:28:29 UTC
the working method for creating running text in the calc module is the same as with writer, so there has to be a different in the source code, right?

the running text in calc is still o.k.
Comment 9 Attila Baraksó (NISZ) 2020-04-29 17:29:57 UTC
I can reproduce in:

Verzió: (x64)
Build az.: 7459b9ecb54a298f02d19089620149718f8d8d48
CPU szálak: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 17134; Felületmegjelenítés: Skia/Raster; VCL: win; 
Területi beállítások: hu-HU (hu_HU); Felület nyelve: hu-HU
Calc: CL

It was a hell of a dance, but in 5.1 oldest it was good, I think this caused it:

Bibisected using bibisect-win32-5.1 to:
author: Caolán McNamara <>	
committer: Caolán McNamara <>	
summary: Give drawing objects unique names by default

Adding Cc: Caolán McNamara
Comment 10 Caolán McNamara 2020-05-01 13:29:29 UTC
format->name and remove the name/description and it appears to work. Presumably adding a name/description back in the past also paused/stopped it. As to *why* a name stops/pauses it though is odd.
Comment 11 Caolán McNamara 2020-05-01 14:46:00 UTC
in ViewContactOfSdrObj::embedToObjectSpecificInformation if the shape as a name then its put inside an ObjectInfoPrimitive2D which seems to have the effect of disabling the scrolling

caolanm->alg: any ideas what the right solution there should be ?
Comment 12 Caolán McNamara 2020-05-01 14:48:52 UTC
Primitive2DReference createTextPrimitive has a "scrolling needs an encapsulating clipping primitive" comment which maybe suggests that ObjectInfoPrimitive2D should (somehow) be inserted below that container in the animated case
Comment 13 Caolán McNamara 2020-05-01 14:51:16 UTC
not writer-specific in the sense that if a Title/Description is added in e.g. calc the same problem arises