Bug 57396 - EDITING: Box in Writer is not editable: when there is a backgound image on the page, the text is hidden by black/colors/ ...
Summary: EDITING: Box in Writer is not editable: when there is a backgound image on th...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.0 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 67652 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-22 06:16 UTC by bugquestcontri
Modified: 2015-04-20 10:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

draw file with screen shots and explanations (15.66 KB, image/gif)
2012-11-22 06:16 UTC, bugquestcontri
draw file with screen shots and explanations (126.81 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics)
2012-11-22 06:40 UTC, bugquestcontri

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Description bugquestcontri 2012-11-22 06:16:07 UTC
Created attachment 70409 [details]
draw file with screen shots and explanations

Problem description: 

When I edit a graphical element (here: rectangle), insert the cursor and hit any character key or space bar, the box turns black from top left corner until the last character or space of the bottom right.
Editing of the box is only possible by accepting to “fly” (=type) fully blind.
The text box color goes back to normal color either by clicking outside the box or hitting the esc key.

Steps to reproduce:
1. place a box on top of a writer text
2. click inside the box
3. start typing

Current behavior:
Box turns black thus editing is only possible blind, Result can only be seen when cursor is outside of the box

Expected behavior:
I can see what I type character by character to control content and layout.

Platform (if different from the browser): XP / SP3
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:17.0) Gecko/17.0 Firefox/17.0

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Comment 1 bugquestcontri 2012-11-22 06:40:25 UTC
Created attachment 70410 [details]
draw file with screen shots and explanations
Comment 2 bugquestcontri 2012-11-22 06:46:10 UTC
Sorry but the attachment made at 2012-11-22 06:16 UTC, is wrong the second one made at 2012-11-22 06:40 UTC, should be the right one. However, I cannot open and crosscheck it. When I click open in new tab I only can see windings-like characters.
Comment 3 leo.moons 2012-12-14 20:45:27 UTC
Sorry, but I cannot reproduce this bug in LibreOffice 4.0 beta 1 and working in Windows 7
Comment 4 bugquestcontri 2012-12-15 03:52:28 UTC
I upgraded yesterday to and could not see this bug in test I made right now. I will keep watching if it pops up again in the 3.6 branch and will come back. Hopefully it is only a bug in the 3.5 branch.
Comment 5 bugquestcontri 2012-12-23 05:36:28 UTC
Despite my previous comment, I am seeing the reported bug again today in Writer. (LibO 3..6.4.3) However, I could not yet identify a route cause why the bug appeared today again and will try to observe what causes the bug to appear.
Comment 6 leighman 2012-12-23 22:40:19 UTC
Please post again if you have a reliable way to reproduce this.
Have you tried on any other platform? Seems like the kind of thing that may be Windows only.
Comment 7 bugquestcontri 2012-12-26 00:55:23 UTC
As soon as I have new information I will post it again.

Platform: I only have XP/SP3.
Comment 8 bugquestcontri 2013-08-02 07:58:13 UTC
I found the cause of the  bug. However, I did not find this bug to continue reporting here and open a new bug

Depending on the background of a page the bug appears or does not appear.
- color => no problem
- graphic => bug appears. 

I could reproduce it several times.
Comment 9 Cor Nouws 2013-08-02 14:04:26 UTC

I see the problem in 4.0.5rc1 too.
Not specific with black over the text, but a mixture of shredderd  colors & lines

The same in 3.3.0, so I guess it's an old bug ..

Setting the data for this bug accordingly.
thanks for reporting and searching!

Comment 10 Cor Nouws 2013-08-02 14:04:58 UTC
*** Bug 67652 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 bugquestcontri 2013-08-03 09:50:07 UTC
I am glad you also found the bug in the next version to be released. The shredded and color lines I haven't seen yet.I may case it was always black.
BTW, when you look at my screen shots which I posted Nov 2012 the also have the DRAFT background.
It seems the bug is there since quite a while may be even flown over from OO.
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Comment 13 bugquestcontri 2015-04-20 10:54:28 UTC
Sorry I cannot install 3.3 again. 

I tested Version (Build ID: 5b93205) portable and Version:
Build ID: d50a87b2e514536ed401c18000dad4660b6a169e and did not see the bug anymore. 

Thus, I changed the status to RESOLVED because the default NEW would not match the situation at all.