Bug 137943 - FORMATTING: Coloured text fields are invisible when they don't contain text
Summary: FORMATTING: Coloured text fields are invisible when they don't contain text
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 113489
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2020-11-02 18:05 UTC by Matthias
Modified: 2020-11-03 06:43 UTC (History)
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Description Matthias 2020-11-02 18:05:58 UTC
Text fields that contain no text but have a fill colour are visible in the editing view but not when presented.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a text field (F2), add some text
2. Change the fill colour of the text field to any colour
3. Remove the text from the text field

Actual Results:
The text field is now only visible in the "Normal" view but invisible in the preview sidebar and when presenting.This is counter-intuitive, because after copying and pasting text fields it's not immediately clear whether they are text fields (and thus disappears) or rectangles inserted through the shapes tool.

Expected Results:
Display the text field as a colourful rectangle in the presentation or do not allow text fields without text.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:
Build-ID: 1:6.4.6-0ubuntu0.20.04.1
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Linux 5.4; UI-Render: GL; VCL: kf5; 
Gebietsschema: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); UI-Sprache: de-DE
Calc: threaded
Comment 1 Matthias 2020-11-02 18:12:11 UTC
I'm very sorry, but I messed up: I don't mean text fields but the text fields which are present when using slide layouts. Thus the bug is not reproducible by inserting text fields but by changing the colour of the shapes present in the layout.
Comment 2 wingednova 2020-11-03 06:43:33 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 113489 ***