I tried to create a list box form control following the instructions in the Writer Guide (Chapter 15, p 15-16). The string typed into the properties for the list entries became a quoted string, and the whole string became the only option. I tried inserting the intermediate quotes that were shown in the text, and also tried using a vertical bar rather than a semicolon as the separator, and various additions like blanks, but in any case the whole string became the only option.
On Mac OSX 10.6.6 I can confirm this behaviour in a simple Writer document without being bound to a data source.
Same behaviour in 3.3.1 RC2.
FWIW I can't seem to get this to work in :
NeoOffice 3.1.2 Patch 4
OOo 3.3.0 final
Could you provide some more detailled steps to reproduce? As a developer I don't necessarily want to look for the extact page of the guide... An extract of the guide could fit as well.
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List Box control setup instructions
Just got updated instructions (thanks, firstname.lastname@example.org!). Apparently the separation operator has changed from semicolon to Shift-Enter.