Bug 157800 - The insert time and date function will use the current system time no matter when the entry was actually made.
Summary: The insert time and date function will use the current system time no matter ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 157337
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2023-10-16 22:13 UTC by Mike Fridley
Modified: 2023-10-17 07:18 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Mike Fridley 2023-10-16 22:13:44 UTC
I keep a large running document, and often time and date stamp my entries.

After installing LibreOffice, this happened, unlike with the previous current version.  

Specifically: I frequently edit documents that I like to time and date stamp in Writer for LibreOffice.  I made a shortcut key combination, and when I used it, the time for each entry was reverted to the current time from the PC.  Even though the actual time at the time of previous text entries was done at ITS current system time.

My current workaround when editing is to use the toolbar button for field insertion, and have to manually specify that the insert field uses a fixed time or date entry.  And I can't use a shortcut key combination.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Open a Writer document for editing.
2.  Select insert time from a dialog.
3.  Wait for an adequate time period to elapse.
4.  Repeat the insert time function and then see what the previous time stamps read in the document.

Actual Results:
The current system time was put in the insert fields previously inserted.

Expected Results:
It should have inserted the current system time and left the previous insert time function fields at the time they were actually inserted.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 56f7684011345957bbf33a7ee678afaf4d2ba333
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19045; 
UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (en_US); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2023-10-17 00:21:20 UTC
The command "Time" (.uno:InsertTimeField) has inserted the "Time (fixed)" field in LibreOffice 5 and 6. It inserts the "Time" field in LibreOffice 7.6.

Please see also the discussion in bug 139141 and bug 157337.

It is likely duplicate to bug 157337.
Comment 2 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-10-17 07:18:23 UTC
Indeed, let's keep the conversation going in bug 157337.
Thank you Regina and Mike.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 157337 ***