Bug 47979 - Writer TABLES: impossible to select table
Summary: Writer TABLES: impossible to select table
Status: NEW
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
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Blocks: Writer-Tables-Select
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Reported: 2012-03-27 23:49 UTC by sasha.libreoffice
Modified: 2019-07-13 13:14 UTC (History)
4 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)