Let's consider a form built with Word:
It is read only except some fields.
* If you open it with MS-Word, you can go through fields, and some fields are linked to avoid copy several times the same information.
* If you open it with LibO (220.127.116.11), the document is also read-only, but totally this time: you cannot fill any field. Click on "Edit file" button, ask for password (which I do not have). If you save file as a new name, document is read only, except fields (as expected), but links between fields are broken: you get a text "Error: Reference source not found" which cannot be removed.
It is impossible to fill the form.
* If you open it with OOo (3.3.0 RC10), the behavior is almost the same as LibO: totally read-only with no possible to fill fields. Click on "Edit file" is the same: ask for password. BUT, when saving it as a new name, the file is fully read-write accessible, and links between fields are kept. You may then open it with LibO and functionality will be the same. To go through fields, you may save it as template, and open it.
It is then possible to fill the form with OOo.
Even if expected behavior is better respected with LibO than OOo, user cannot use LibO for such form :-(
Hi Laurent, I could not download the doc you provided. Would you check the URL is still alive? Thanks~
Any idea about this?
Actually, the file may have been removed. I uploaded it on wiki:
I do not know how to build such files with MS-Word to make an example.
When I open the document in MSO 2007, it also asked me for a password when I tried to 'Stop Protect'.
So the issues considering here:
1. The fields, which are supposed to be editable, cannot be edited when the document is protected by password.
2. The reference link between fields are broken.
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With LibO 3.5b2, the situation is worst than with LibO 3.4.5RC1.
* open document : all field are replaced by the type of the field: "FORMDROPDOWN", "FORMTEXT"
* save as a new document does not change anything: fields are lost and document is read only.
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Bug#1 of comment 3 is fixed: fields are editable, while the document is read-only.
Bug#2 of comment 3 is not fixed:
On first page, you can enter data in fields: examination #, name, surname
But on pages 5 and next, these values are replaced by error message "Error: reference source not found"
As title of this bug report refers to bug#1, let's consider this bug as resolved.