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Bug 136826 - LibreOffice Writer in modification mode: applying italics format also turns on bold
Summary: LibreOffice Writer in modification mode: applying italics format also turns o...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Mac OS X (All)
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Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: QA:needsComment
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Blocks: Track-Changes
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Reported: 2020-09-17 03:29 UTC by sansbonsang
Modified: 2020-10-02 03:52 UTC (History)
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Description sansbonsang 2020-09-17 03:29:37 UTC
Working on a document in LibreOffice Writer in modification mode (all modifications are recorded and shown on screen until approved or refused). After selecting text and making it italicized, the text was also made into bold type. Looking at the character format, the newly formatted text was (properly) identified as italics, but was not identified as bold type. Turning on and off bold had no effect. The only workaround that I have found is to retype the text, placing the cursor at the desired spot, then turn on italicized format, and erase the duplicate text that I was unable to make italicized but not bold. Strangely, when I erase the previous duplicate text, the deleted text, which will show up with a strikethrough, turns into italics but not bold. Another off workaround is to select text and make into italics (it will be italics and bold), then delete the newly formatted text (strikethrough in modification mode), then decline the suppression; text will appear in italics only (not bold). These workarounds are OK for short stretches of text, but is problematic if large sections of the text need to be italicized WITHOUT bold. I have seen this behavior in one document, but not another.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select text in plain format.
2.Format it in italics (Command-I on Mac, or Format - Text - Italics).

Actual Results:
Text is both in italics and bold.

Expected Results:
Text should be in italics only (not bold).

Reproducible: Sometimes

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Build ID: 8061b3e9204bef6b321a21033174034a5e2ea88e
Threads CPU : 12; OS : Mac OS X 10.15.6; UI Render : par défaut; VCL: osx
Locale: fr-CA (fr_CA.UTF-8); Langue IHM : fr-FR
Calc: threaded