Bug 41084 - EDITING Paragraph formatting not always working
Summary: EDITING Paragraph formatting not always working
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 58492
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.3 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-09-21 06:52 UTC by Gualtiero Testa
Modified: 2017-06-05 00:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Picture 1 : not working (101.28 KB, image/png)
2011-09-21 06:52 UTC, Gualtiero Testa
Picture 2 : working (105.92 KB, image/png)
2011-09-21 06:54 UTC, Gualtiero Testa

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Description Gualtiero Testa 2011-09-21 06:52:42 UTC
Created attachment 51456 [details]
Picture 1 : not working


in Draw, if I add a text box by:

1. selecting the text box icon in the toolbar
2. I just click in the drawing (I mean without dragging and drop a box)
3. I write a text inside
4. I increase the text box dimension
5. I select the text and try to center the text in the box (it does not work! Nothing happens)

See picture 1

If, at step 2, I draw a  big text box, than everything works.

See picture 2.

Comment 1 Gualtiero Testa 2011-09-21 06:54:02 UTC
Created attachment 51457 [details]
Picture 2 : working
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-09-21 12:32:00 UTC
Eekt is [Reproducible] with "LibreOffice Portable 3.3.3  - WIN7  Home Premium (64bit) German UI [OOO330m19 (Build:301  Tag]", I will have to do some further investigations.
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-09-22 01:01:24 UTC
Seems to be a feature, not a bug.

The different behavior is caused by the checkbox "Full Width" in the Format Text dialog. That will be checked if you span a (big) text box before you start typing, and Text Alignment icons will work.

If you increase size of textbox after you have typed some text using Menu 'Format -> Position and size', "Full Width" will remain unchecked, you can not use Text Alignment icons. 

So that seems a little worrying, and Help and even Documentation did not help my to understand the different  "Full Width" checkbox handling, but I can't see a bug.

The question is why I can click those Text Alignment icons and they show "Left - centered - right", although nothing happens because of unchecked "Full Width". IMHO icons should be breyed out and inactive. This might be a bug.

Same behavior in OOo 3.1.1 and LibO Master
Comment 4 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:32:58 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:01:28 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:02:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:07:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:09:14 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Thomas Lendo 2017-06-05 00:06:49 UTC
Set as a duplicate instead of invalid.
Use the newer bug 58492 as active one due to better bug description and assignee.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 58492 ***