Bug 32380 - Cannot move or remove pictures or other objects
Summary: Cannot move or remove pictures or other objects
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 RC1
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Cédric Bosdonnat
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-12-14 04:48 UTC by Ian Smith
Modified: 2011-01-15 06:28 UTC (History)
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Description Ian Smith 2010-12-14 04:48:14 UTC
When editing in Writer, it is impossible to remove pictures or other objects.

Steps to Reproduce:
1) Start a new document.
2) Insert a picture, video, chart or formula.
3) Select the object.
4) Try to delete it using either the "delete" or "backspace" keys, or by cutting it via the menus or short-cut keys.

Actual Results:
Nothing happens.

Expected Results:
The object should disappear.

Build Date & Platform:
LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m17 (Build:3)
OpenSuse 11.3 x86-64 with KDE 4.5 

Additional Information:
1) It is also not possible to move an object's anchors, although it is possible to move its position relative to its anchors.

2) The only way I have found, so far, to remove objects is to change them to "anchor as character". Then it is possible to select them as text, and either delete or cut the "text".

3 (speculation) It seems that if Writer treats an object as text, it can remove it, but if it treats the object as an object, none of the normal ways to remove it work.
Comment 1 Cédric Bosdonnat 2010-12-22 03:53:59 UTC
Taking it, fix almost done
Comment 3 Ian Smith 2010-12-25 05:31:49 UTC
Thanks Cédric. I look forward to the next release.
Comment 4 sophie 2011-01-15 06:28:35 UTC
Verified by Jean-Baptiste and me - Closed - Sophie