Bug 47979 - Writer TABLES: impossible to select table
Summary: Writer TABLES: impossible to select table
Status: VERIFIED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL:
Whiteboard: target:7.5.0
Keywords:
: 105343 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Tables-Select
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Reported: 2012-03-27 23:49 UTC by sasha.libreoffice
Modified: 2022-10-25 11:11 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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test case to demonstrate table selecting problem (12.11 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2012-03-27 23:49 UTC, sasha.libreoffice
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Description sasha.libreoffice 2012-03-27 23:49:42 UTC
Created attachment 59138 [details]
test case to demonstrate table selecting problem

Goal of this document: print 4 small document at once. I have created table and placed documents in each cell of table. Now I want to select this table and remove borders. But can not select.
Steps to reproduce problem:
0. Start attached document
1. Try select table by placing mouse near top left corner of table
Expected: selects all outer table
Actually: selects small table in first cell
2. place mouse cursor over top of outer table until small arrow appears and click mouse
Expected: selects all outer table
Actually: nothing selects and cursor places in text of first row
3. place mouse cursor to left of outer table until small arrow appears and click mouse
Expected: selects one row of outer table
Actually: selects small table in row
4. press F5 to open Navigator and double click "table 2"
Expected: selects all outer table
Actually: nothing selects and cursor places in small table in first row
5. Right click "table 2" in Navigator, select in context menu Talbe->Edit, remove borders
Expected: removed borders of outer table
Actually: removed borders of small table in first row
Comment 1 sasha.libreoffice 2012-03-28 00:04:35 UTC
6. Place cursor into small table in second row of outer table. Press Ctrl-A several times.
Expected: selects all outer table
Actually: selects small table in first cell
7. Place text cursor into text in first cell. Press Ctrl-A several times.
Expected: selects all outer table
Actually: selects small table in first cell

Reproduced in 3.3.4 and 3.5.1 on Fedora 64 bit and Windows XP 32 bit

Workaround:
1. place text cursor into text in second cell of outer table and press Ctrl-A
2. place cursor into text in first cell of outer table and drag until bottom cell
Comment 2 bfoman (inactive) 2012-07-03 03:47:57 UTC
Confirmed with:
LO 3.5.4.2 
Build ID: own W7 debug build
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit

Confirmed all selection problems.

(In reply to comment #0)
> placed documents in each cell of table. Now I want to select this table and
> remove borders. But can not select.

Remove table borders using mouse only:
1. Open document.
2. Right click>Table>Set no borders

Seems to work...
Comment 3 sasha.libreoffice 2012-07-06 04:35:48 UTC
Thanks for additional workaround. I will know it.
Comment 4 ydutrieux 2012-12-14 17:54:26 UTC
In libo Version 4.0.0.0.beta1 (Build ID: 87906242e87d3ddb2ba9827818f2d1416d80cc7)
Win7 32bits,


I confirm ONLY point 4 :
4. press F5 to open Navigator and double click "table 2"
Expected: selects all outer table
Actually: nothing selects and cursor places in small table in first row

The rest is as expected.
Yves
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-01-05 17:51:27 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Buovjaga 2015-01-22 14:14:22 UTC
(In reply to sasha.libreoffice from comment #1)
> 6. Place cursor into small table in second row of outer table. Press Ctrl-A
> several times.
> Expected: selects all outer table
> Actually: selects small table in first cell
> 7. Place text cursor into text in first cell. Press Ctrl-A several times.
> Expected: selects all outer table
> Actually: selects small table in first cell

I can't confirm these, but I can confirm the others.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version: 4.5.0.0.alpha0+
Build ID: 07e84cae983c08afdba03018413a19d01abb3006
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-01-19_06:15:38
Comment 7 Matthew Francis 2015-04-07 09:44:43 UTC
Occurs back to OOo / LO 3.3.0
-> Version: Inherited from OOo
Comment 8 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:26:58 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:23:21 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Zineta 2017-10-13 07:35:10 UTC
Reproduced in LO 5.2.7 and LO 6.0.0 on Win 7 for all numbered points.

In 7. When press Ctrl+A  first time:selects only text in current cell;
press Ctrl+A second time :selects small table in first cell ;
press Ctrl-A third time: all content of outer table selected but no outer table itself
(content only without border)
Expected:when press Ctrl+A selects all outer table
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2018-10-14 02:57:07 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Regis Perdreau 2018-10-31 08:34:08 UTC
Confirmed in Version: 6.2.0.0.alpha1+
Build ID: 629f9ff63bf3a1e16ed38a737a7fdd074b9c0ca7
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); Calc: CL


Can't select multiple cell in tables with CTRL too (altough it's possible in Calc and for other items)
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2021-07-13 03:39:43 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 László Németh 2022-10-13 13:14:17 UTC
*** Bug 105343 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 15 Commit Notification 2022-10-13 19:28:16 UTC
László Németh committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":

https://git.libreoffice.org/core/commit/3442a46995f967dbd4c99797f7f13794912f0f58

tdf#47979 sw: test row & column selection with mouse

It will be available in 7.5.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Testing_Daily_Builds

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 16 László Németh 2022-10-13 19:29:39 UTC
Commit description:

tdf#47979 sw: test row & column selection with mouse

Commit 0140fd6501c2322cffddaaa14b49137009ffcae4
"tdf#151478 sw: fix row/column selection at nested table"
fixed also selection with mouse, not only selection
with Table->Select->Row and Table->Select->Column.

Add unit tests for fixed row and column selections
using code path of mouse clicks.
Comment 17 NISZ LibreOffice Team 2022-10-25 11:11:55 UTC
Verified in:
Version: 7.5.0.0.alpha0+ (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 20ebccd6b349a1d9d3e057de55933c2805ff5d1a
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19044; UI render: Skia/Vulkan; VCL: win
Locale: hu-HU (hu_HU); UI: en-US
Calc: CL threaded