Bug 59506 - FORMATTING: Formatting toolbar has missing icons when editing text inside a textbox.
Summary: FORMATTING: Formatting toolbar has missing icons when editing text inside a t...
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
3.6.4.3 release
Hardware: Other Mac OS X (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: BSA
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Reported: 2013-01-17 07:32 UTC by Rob
Modified: 2014-02-09 13:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Formatting toolbar when text inside textbox is selected (66.68 KB, image/png)
2013-02-11 09:54 UTC, Emir Sarı
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Description Rob 2013-01-17 07:32:46 UTC
Problem description: 

Cannot change the coulour of  the font inside a textbox 

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open .odt file where text boxes have been used, or create one
2. Try and change the font colour

Current behavior:
Cannot change font colour

Expected behavior:
Why not have a colour changing icon just like editing the main body of text.  Icon set in attachments do not exist when using the font tool. 
              
Operating System: Mac OS X
Version: 3.6.4.3 release
Comment 1 Emir Sarı 2013-02-01 02:04:55 UTC
NOT REPRODUCIBLE with 3.6.5.2 and Version 4.0.1.0+ (Build ID: 3353687fb4af77de2a5a901d58b940367162f74)
TinderBox: MacOSX-Intel@27-OSX_10.7.0-gcc_4.2.1_llvm, Branch:libreoffice-4-0, Time: 2013-01-30_08:12:41. 

Steps I took:
-Insert -> Frame
-Typed something into the frame
-Selected the text and changed the text colour. 
-Colour changed as expected.
Comment 2 Rob 2013-02-11 09:38:30 UTC
Version 4.0.0.3 (Build ID: 53fd80e80f44edd735c18dbc5b6cde811e0a15c)

Still doesn't work with this release. 

Further notes: 

Add text box
Add text
Highlight text
Enable formatting toolbars:  View --> Toolbar --> Formatting

Fortmatting toolbars now appear e.g. Fonts, Font Size, and most importantly Font colour. Changing the font, font size etc works fine, but colour not. Toolbar must be re-enabled evertime the textbox is edited. 

 - Rob
Comment 3 Rob 2013-02-11 09:42:29 UTC
Emir: 

That's not what I mean. 

- (Intert --> Frame) is _not_ a problem. 

Using the 'T' tool then drawing a box is where the problem exists. 

 - Rob
Comment 4 Emir Sarı 2013-02-11 09:53:01 UTC
Ah I see.

When I click on the text formatting toolbar only partially appears, and icons associated with colours do not show up. 

But when I try to change the font colour via - right click - character - font colour, it works. 

Updated summary accordingly.
Comment 5 Emir Sarı 2013-02-11 09:54:27 UTC
Created attachment 74594 [details]
Formatting toolbar when text inside textbox is selected

As can be seen here, there are no icons about colours, thus very inconvenient.
Comment 6 Maxim Monastirsky 2014-02-02 15:06:40 UTC
In fact there is a font color button, it just hidden by default. You can enable it at Tools->Customize->Toolbars. The relevant toolbar called 'Text Object'. You can also do the same by right-clicking on the toolbar, pointing to 'Visible Buttons', and choosing that button.
Comment 7 Rob 2014-02-06 07:39:33 UTC
Not true. This tool box option is already enabled. This issue remains open for me. 

(In reply to comment #6)
> In fact there is a font color button, it just hidden by default. You can
> enable it at Tools->Customize->Toolbars. The relevant toolbar called 'Text
> Object'. You can also do the same by right-clicking on the toolbar, pointing
> to 'Visible Buttons', and choosing that button.
Comment 8 Maxim Monastirsky 2014-02-06 10:15:00 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> Not true. This tool box option is already enabled. This issue remains open
> for me.

Hi Rob,

After reading comment 2 I realized that you're actually trying to use the 'Formatting' toolbar with a textbox. It's not the right toolbar! For a textbox you should use the 'Text Object' toolbar instead, and it has hidden color button which you can enable. Is this solves your problem?
Comment 9 Rob 2014-02-06 10:38:57 UTC
Hi Maxim, 

Thanks for your help! Unfortunately not. Following the same procedure in comment 2, I can see that 'Text Object' is already enabled. I disabled and reenabled, but no joy. When enabled, the only text editing options I have are: 

Font type
Size
Bold, Italic ans Underline
Subscript, Superscript
Alignments (4 of)
Select all
Character
Paragraph 
 
 - Rob



> Hi Rob,
> 
> After reading comment 2 I realized that you're actually trying to use the
> 'Formatting' toolbar with a textbox. It's not the right toolbar! For a
> textbox you should use the 'Text Object' toolbar instead, and it has hidden
> color button which you can enable. Is this solves your problem?
Comment 10 Rob 2014-02-06 10:41:48 UTC
Maxim, 

Got it. I was  too quick to reply, and didn't read your response well enough. After right clicking the toolbar, like you said , I now see the hidden colour option. Sorry and thanks again for your help!!

 - Rob
Comment 11 Rob 2014-02-07 07:20:08 UTC
Agh, these tool bars are driving me mental…

Any chance you know why I now have text instead of icons on my toolbar now? 

 - Rob
Comment 12 Maxim Monastirsky 2014-02-09 13:31:40 UTC
(In reply to comment #11)
> Any chance you know why I now have text instead of icons on my toolbar now? 
Go to Tools->Options...->Toolbars, and select the affected toolbar from the drop-down list. Then click on the 'Toolbar' button, and choose the appropriate status (Icons only/Icons & Text). Hope this helps.