Bug 48233 - VIEWING: Writer Option "Display Drawings and controls" without Function
Summary: VIEWING: Writer Option "Display Drawings and controls" without Function
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.4 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Options-Dialog Form-Controls
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Reported: 2012-04-03 03:43 UTC by Harald Koester
Modified: 2023-01-16 03:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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test case (17.02 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2012-06-29 03:45 UTC, sasha.libreoffice

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Description Harald Koester 2012-04-03 03:43:15 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
[1] Open a new text document.
[2] Set option "LibreOffice Writer > View > Display > Drawings and controls", if not set already.
[3] Insert a drawing, e. g. a rectangle.
[4] Insert a form control, e. g. a check box.
[5] Reset option "LibreOffice Writer > View > Display > Drawings and controls". Drawing and form control are still visible.

Expected behaviour: No display of drawing and form control, if option is reset.

Also observed in V. 3.4.6
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv: Gecko/20120306 Firefox/3.6.28
Comment 1 sasha.libreoffice 2012-06-29 03:45:11 UTC
Created attachment 63597 [details]
test case
Comment 2 sasha.libreoffice 2012-06-29 03:47:33 UTC
Thanks for bugreport
reproduced in 3.3.4, 3.5.4, 3.6.beta1 on Fedora 64 bit
(Windows not tested, it tested by author of this bug)

Changing version to 3.3.4 as most early reproduced
Comment 3 Harald Koester 2013-10-12 15:53:00 UTC
Bug still exists in Version
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:40:23 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Harald Koester 2015-04-17 21:44:41 UTC
Bug still exists in version 4.4.1 with Win7.

Meanwhile I doubt if there are real use cases where it is necessary to hide drawings and controls from display. I did not found a single bug report where a user complaints that this option does not work. Hence to my opinion it should be taken into account to remove this option.
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:24:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Harald Koester 2017-12-05 12:32:38 UTC
Bug still exists with version 5.4.3 (64 bit, Win10).
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2018-12-06 03:57:46 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Harald Koester 2019-01-15 19:36:08 UTC
Bug still exists in version 6.1.4 (64 bit, Win 10).
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2021-01-15 04:24:16 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2023-01-16 03:21:44 UTC
Dear Harald Koester,

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