The problem shows after you have edited a cell and left the editing mode in OVERWRITE.
If you try to edit any cell by clicking in the formula text input (and not by pressing F2), the changes you make are applied as if you were in INSERT mode, but, while you are editing the changes show as is you were in OVERWRITE mode.
If you try to edit the cell by pressing F2, the editing mode seems to be forced to INSERT.
The problem is also present in OOO Calc, (al least in versions 2.0, 2.4, and 3.2).
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The bug is still present in 3.5.4. It's quite simple to test:
- start localc.
- edit cell A1, while editing press insert (should change to overwrite mode) and end the cell edition pressing enter being in the overwrite mode.
- place yourself again in cell A1, move cursor left to overwrite the 4 with a 5.
While editing the entry line show 1235, and cell shows 12354.
The end result is that A1 ends up with a 12354 value.
The expected result is to end up with a 1235 value.
(In reply to comment #2)
This works for me in:
Version 18.104.22.168 (Build ID: 932b512) Slackware Linux 13.37
With a slightly different step:
> - start localc.
> - edit cell A1, while editing press insert (should change to overwrite mode)
> and end the cell edition pressing enter being in the overwrite mode.
> - place yourself again in cell A1, move cursor left to overwrite the 4 with a
Here you have to place the cursor in the "Input line" text box. If you do this, overwrite mode (which is using the Insert button) works normally.
> While editing the entry line show 1235, and cell shows 12354.
> The end result is that A1 ends up with a 12354 value.
> The expected result is to end up with a 1235 value.
Please confirm whether this works or not so we can close the bug.
This bug is still present in libreoffice 3.6.1 (debian version 3.6.1-1, not sure which release it is).
I replied by mail to the followup of Hashem Massoud, I tested with the version 3.6.1-1 before replying. As I don't the mail I've sent publishe in the bug I'll copy my answer:
> Here you have to place the cursor in the "Input line" text box. If you do this,
> overwrite mode (which is using the Insert button) works normally.
Please, read the step by step "how to reproduce the bug".
The bug presents itself whenever you enter the input line to edit the
value while being in OVERWRITE mode. Of course, involving the overwrite
behavior you need to type a char that replaces another, without the
usage of backspace, delete or selection.
> Please confirm whether this works or not so we can close the bug.
The bug is still present, no solution was shown in the previous followup.
Hi, I can not reproduce with Version: 22.214.171.124.alpha0+
Build ID: 57626f2132f73e4e42b31e364b25c5867336e718
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2014-12-26_09:28:24.
The only thing remaining in the bug is the forced inserting mode by pressing F2, the overwrite mode is lost. Sophie
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I've finally tested this issue against the newer version (5.1.1) of localc and the issue seems to be gone. The current behavior changes the editing mode back to insert whenever the user leaves the editing mode, which should be fine for most use cases.