Bug 146010 - Insert->Caption menu it disabled when (some) cells of a table are selected
Summary: Insert->Caption menu it disabled when (some) cells of a table are selected
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Tables Writer-Tables-Select
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Reported: 2021-12-02 13:29 UTC by Mike Kaganski
Modified: 2023-12-14 03:14 UTC (History)
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Description Mike Kaganski 2021-12-02 13:29:22 UTC
1. Insert a table into Writer document.
2. Select some cells (maybe whole table)
3. Look at Insert->Caption... menu

=> it is greyed out.

4. Deselect the table, and put cursor into a cell. Or even type some characters in the cell, and select them.
5. Look at Insert->Caption... menu

=> it is enabled, as expected.

It doesn't seem right that #3 is disabled: why would this selection mode contradict the idea of inserting of a caption for the selected object? How being inside a single cell of a table is more appropriate for this task?
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2021-12-13 13:31:23 UTC
Fully agree with the bug, no need for UX input.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2023-12-14 03:14:17 UTC
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