Bug 51138 - Editing a FONTWORK is difficult
Summary: Editing a FONTWORK is difficult
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
3.5.4 release
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: FontWork-WordArt
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Reported: 2012-06-15 19:08 UTC by Todd
Modified: 2017-05-05 09:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Attachments
text box (10.50 KB, application/msword)
2012-06-15 19:08 UTC, Todd
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Picture of the jumble when editing a text box (14.68 KB, image/png)
2012-10-10 21:11 UTC, Todd
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Textbox edit in Draw (3.87 KB, image/png)
2012-10-20 09:13 UTC, Florian Reisinger
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Description Todd 2012-06-15 19:08:21 UTC
Created attachment 63096 [details]
text box

Hi All,

LO 3.5.4 for Windows.  (XP sp3)

A customer reported this to me.  Under a prior version of LO, she was able to edit the contents of the text box.  (Sorry, I do not remember which prior version.)  Under 3.5.4, when double clicking on the box, the original sideways writing remains, and the text to be edited appears without the sideways.  Both overlap each other.  Very hard to figure out what you are editing.  

Curious, under my Linux 64 bit 3.5.4, I can not even edit the box.

Many thanks,
-T
Comment 1 Florian Reisinger 2012-10-01 10:49:32 UTC
I tested this and it has similar behaviour to Word, if properly used....
Comment 2 Todd 2012-10-01 17:55:44 UTC
Hi Florian,

Can we please change this to an "enhancement request"?  Regardless of what other programs do, this needs to be easier to accomplish in LO.  When the text overlaps, it is a nightmare to edit.

Many thanks,
-T
Comment 3 Florian Reisinger 2012-10-02 05:56:08 UTC
Okay, but please describe, what exactly should be improved and what does it finally looks like...
Comment 4 Todd 2012-10-10 21:11:02 UTC
Created attachment 68422 [details]
Picture of the jumble when editing a text box

Hi Florian,

Thank you for letting me get my 2 cents in.

I have attached a screenshot of the problem.  The original 45 degree text remains on the screen when you go into edit mode.  The text to edit also appears without the formatting (no angle, no large font).  The two overlap each other.  It is a mess.

As I do realize there are limitations on what programmers can do, I would like to see one of three things occur:

1) the original text disappears while editing, or

2) editing occurs on the original text (the unformatted text do not appear), or

3) a pop up window occurs with the text to be edited in it.

I am not real picky.  I would just like the jumble gone.

Many thanks,
-T
Comment 5 Florian Reisinger 2012-10-20 09:07:32 UTC
Comment on attachment 68422 [details]
Picture of the jumble when editing a text box

Try to set the mine type from text to image/png, don't know if it really works....
Comment 6 Florian Reisinger 2012-10-20 09:13:42 UTC
Created attachment 68834 [details]
Textbox edit in Draw

Works for me (refer to the screenshot...

Tested in Draw
Comment 7 Todd 2012-10-20 22:21:39 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Comment on attachment 68422 [details]
> Picture of the jumble when editing a text box
> 
> Try to set the mine type from text to image/png, don't know if it really
> works....

How do I do that?
Comment 8 Florian Reisinger 2012-10-21 06:29:45 UTC
I did that for you (You should check auto detect before uploading...

Here another question: Did you test it in Writer, Draw, Impress, ... ?

WORKSFORME in Draw with 3.6.1.2 @ Win7
Comment 9 Todd 2012-10-21 06:50:15 UTC
(In reply to comment #8)
> I did that for you (You should check auto detect before uploading...
> 
> Here another question: Did you test it in Writer, Draw, Impress, ... ?
> 
> WORKSFORME in Draw with 3.6.1.2 @ Win7

As far as I can tell, you uploaded pictures of the result.  I could not find my original document modified for mime.  (Pictures looked great, by the way.)

I have only tested in Writer, as that was where my customer was having the problem.

How do I modify the mime type in the document to test it myself?

-T
Comment 10 Florian Reisinger 2012-10-21 11:34:03 UTC
For this time I did it myself (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=68422 is your attachment)

Okay, I got the next thing?

Do you use Fontworks, because there I can confirm this problem ( I will edit bug metadata, so that it fits moire properly...)

1 question still there: OLDEST version you can reproduce this ( IMHO it was the same @ OO.ord 3.1, would it be possible for you to test that....
Comment 11 Joel Madero 2013-05-30 16:17:41 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Todd 2013-05-30 18:04:24 UTC
There is no symptom change.  Still needs Fixin'.
Comment 13 Joel Madero 2013-06-26 03:42:06 UTC
Thank you for reporting this enhancement request! I can confirm that this is a valid enhancement request on:
Version: 4.2.0.0.alpha0+Build ID: b0a1666f756aa5f5315366eca9d7d02ddd55d2b
Date:   Tue May 28 08:51:01 2013 +0300 
Platform: Bodhi Linux 2.2 x64
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As I've been able to confirm the enhancement request I am marking as:

New (confirmed)
Enhancement
Low - while it can be annoying the feature itself is not used by a large majority of people plus, it's still workable, just a bit annoying


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Comment 14 Joel Madero 2013-06-26 03:42:35 UTC
Furthermore - really affects all components I suspect