Bug 52055 - OLE objects should be able to be edited out place
Summary: OLE objects should be able to be edited out place
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 72892 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: OLE-Objects
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Reported: 2012-07-13 15:24 UTC by S K
Modified: 2017-06-25 10:48 UTC (History)
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Description S K 2012-07-13 15:24:45 UTC
Use case:
 * open lowriter
 * Insert -> Object -> OLE Object -> Drawing
 * Inside drawing it's not possible to insert any other OLE objects or edit them (Like Formula)

So there should be possible to edit/insert OLE inside OLE.

This feature is quite welcome for some people. Feature is called "Activate OLE object outplace". Where is this feature? It was even in localization string of libreoffice "MN_OLE_POPUPMENU.FN_OUTPLACE_OLE.menuitem.text".
Comment 1 Florian Reisinger 2013-06-22 15:13:27 UTC
Valid enhancement request
Comment 2 tommy27 2014-04-30 20:37:33 UTC
*** Bug 72892 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 tommy27 2014-04-30 20:40:16 UTC
I copy & paste original description from Bug 72892
Cyril  2013-12-19 23:38:27 UTC 
When an OLE Draw object is in a Writer document, it should be appreciated to be able to edit this drawing in a full Draw window.

Keep actual in place editing on double-click.
Rename "Edit" context menu to "Edit here".
Add an "Edit out place" in context menu.


I also change summary notes to the same of Bug 72892 which looks clearer to me.
Comment 4 Cyril 2014-05-01 16:45:19 UTC
Thanks tommy27 for your design choice and merging these 2 bugs (one fix for 2 problems).
I can confirm this bug for LO Version:, Build ID: 420m0(Build:3) (Linux x86_64).
Comment 5 Cyril 2016-02-27 21:20:36 UTC
Enhancement " OLE objects should be able to be edited out place" still requested with LO
Very inefficient to edit complex Draw object in Writer in place.