Bug 48715 - FILEOPEN EDITING Unable to edit text in textboxes from Word .doc
Summary: FILEOPEN EDITING Unable to edit text in textboxes from Word .doc
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.4 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: low normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:doc
Depends on:
Blocks: DOC-Textbox
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Reported: 2012-04-14 18:30 UTC by Christopher M. Penalver
Modified: 2020-04-24 08:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Test case (196.50 KB, application/msword)
2016-12-06 13:08 UTC, Telesto

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Description Christopher M. Penalver 2012-04-14 18:30:34 UTC
Downstream bug may be found at:

1) lsb_release -rd
Description:    Ubuntu precise (development branch)
Release:    12.04

2) apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
  Installed: 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) What is expected to happen in LibreOffice Writer via the Terminal:

cd ~/Desktop && wget -c https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/897597/+attachment/2612177/+files/Test%20case.doc -O testcase.doc && lowriter -nologo testcase.doc

is when you double click the first textbox (Pzuorn) you can edit the text that is in the textbox.

4) What happens instead is it is not editable, and one writes new text over the old.
Comment 1 Teo91 2013-09-29 13:59:19 UTC
I can confirm this with LO 4.1.1. on Windows 7 SP1
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:40:38 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2015-04-22 11:56:16 UTC
Well the boxes are just floating on top of the text.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version: (x64)
Build ID: 211c12b9c64facd1c12f637a5229bd6a6feb032a
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2015-04-18_01:51:17
Locale: fi_FI
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:33:03 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Telesto 2016-12-06 13:08:22 UTC
Created attachment 129347 [details]
Test case
Comment 6 Telesto 2016-12-06 13:12:34 UTC
Still reproducible
Build ID: 33f5bc54aaa7fe7aa9335726e30f9c349155e04d
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.2; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2016-12-01_23:21:05
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); Calc: CL
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-10-01 02:53:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete, spam)
Comment 8 Justin L 2020-04-24 08:00:40 UTC
repro 7.0+