Bug 56361 - EDITING: Regression: cannot edit page anchored stuff placed above the upper page margin
Summary: EDITING: Regression: cannot edit page anchored stuff placed above the upper p...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 55842
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Reported: 2012-10-24 18:03 UTC by Callegar
Modified: 2012-10-24 22:42 UTC (History)
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Description Callegar 2012-10-24 18:03:43 UTC
I have some text documents where there is a relatively large upper page margin leaving space for a company logo and a table of document metadata.

This stuff is not inserted in a page header, but is simply anchored to the page. For the table this is managed using a page anchored text frame.

With past versions of LibO, it was possible to edit this material, change the column width of the table, etc by simply clicking on these elements.

Now, if I click on these elements, the elements do not get selected. Conversely, a line evidencing the page top margin appears, together with a callout with a + button to activate the page header.

A workaround to be able to edit the material anchored to the page above the top page margin is to temporarily enable the header and to disable it afterwords.

Apache Openoffice can deal with this situation just fine, as older versions of LibO used to do.

To reproduce

1) open the attached doc
2) Try to resize the columns of the table with the date.

What happens

- when you put the cursor over a cell edge, the cursor changes into a double arrow. However, trying to drag the border left or right fails to move the border and to resize the column.

What should happen

- after the cursor is changed into a double arrow, dragging the cell border left or right should resize the column

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0
Comment 1 manj_k 2012-10-24 22:42:14 UTC
Thanks, already reported as 'Bug 55842 - no focus on frame outside of page margins for editing'.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 55842 ***