Bug 141949 - hidden section reappear only at the next file opening
Summary: hidden section reappear only at the next file opening
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
Depends on:
Blocks: Section Fields-Variable
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Reported: 2021-04-28 12:49 UTC by Nicolas
Modified: 2023-05-10 03:16 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

Hidden section stay hidden (11.69 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2021-04-29 10:07 UTC, Nicolas

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Description Nicolas 2021-04-28 12:49:37 UTC
An hidden section (whether or not pointing to external link) reappear (after a variable change or by disabling the masking) only at the next file opening.
The button Tools / Update / Update All has no effect, and even generating the PDF doesn't update the display of sections...

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Hide a section with a condition based on a variable
2.Change the variable to display the section
3.Save the file and reopen it

Actual Results:
Hidden section reappear at the opening

Expected Results:
Hidden section should reappear at the variable changing (or with the button Update)

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Dieter 2021-04-29 06:07:38 UTC
Nicolas, thank you for reporting the bug. Please attach a sample document, as this makes it easier for us to verify the bug. 
I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' once the requested document is provided.
(Please note that the attachment will be public, remove any sensitive information before attaching it)
Comment 2 Nicolas 2021-04-29 10:07:41 UTC
Created attachment 171503 [details]
Hidden section stay hidden

Switch variable to N, and next Y to see the problem...
Comment 3 Olivier Hallot 2021-04-30 21:45:45 UTC
On changing the variable to unhide, the section stays hidden, no matter how you update all. To view the hidden section, save and reload the file.

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 8a45595d069ef5570103caea1b71cc9d82b2aae4
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: kf5
Locale: pt-BR (pt_BR.UTF-8); UI: pt-BR
Calc: threaded
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2023-05-10 03:16:26 UTC
Dear Nicolas,

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