Attached sample - NoBlink.ods.
Both cells have been established with blinking text but the text will only blink if their names are deleted. Re-establishing their names expunges the blink
Steps to Reproduce:
With the attached file
Satisfy yourself that all parameters are functionally correct for the inserted shapes
Right click either object
Delete the name
Observe the object now blinks as commanded
Undo or give the object a new name
Observe the object no longer blinks
If, it's not a bug then perhaps the help should be updated to inform users of the restrictions
Non-blinking text within the shape
Blinking text within the shape
User Profile Reset: No
OpenGL enabled: Yes
Version: 126.96.36.199 (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 27d75539669ac387bb498e35313b970b7fe9c4f9
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19043; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: sv-SE (en_GB); UI: en-GB
Created attachment 176895 [details]
It also will not blink for a shape inserted into a writer document but I have no idea how to find the "name" field as it doesn't appear when right clicking the object
I'm a little confused. Reading the report Mike appended leaves me unsure whether the blinking shouldn't really exist in LO or just not in Writer.
Not sure if this is the right forum for making a Related suggestion.
If the blink functionality is to be retained in CALC, would it be worth considering incorporating it into the style and conditional formatting protocols?
I would certainly use it as a means of drawing attention to pre-defined circumstances affecting individual (or ranges of) cells and I imagine other users, if aware of the facility, would also find it appealing.
This seems to have begun at the below commit.
Adding Cc: to Armin Le Grand; Could you possibly take a look at this one?
e9c172564ab3d3acc38dc64da9247dd4bfc647a0 is the first bad commit
Author: Matthew Francis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri Sep 18 10:43:53 2015 +0800
Author: Armin Le Grand <email@example.com>
AuthorDate: Fri May 4 14:16:22 2012 +0000
Commit: Caolán McNamara <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CommitDate: Wed Mar 13 11:22:20 2013 +0000
Related: #i119125# corrected gradient rendering
and added stuff to add Title and Description to primitives for later usage
It does not only happen for "Blink" but for the other text-animations (Text_Marquee) too.
It was OK in OOo3.2, it fails in AOO 4.1.6.
This commit was developed for another code base, and not merged by me. For complex changes like this, side-effects are to be expected; sadly I dont't have the cycles to deal with all the fallout. Un-Ccing myself for the while.