Workaround in original report of "Bug 59928 - EDITING: Impossible to fill text into Fileds - Functions - Placeholder - text" shows up an other problem.
Normally your reach a dialog to edit placeholder properties by a double click on the placeholder, this function is broken anywhere where I see Bug 59928.
So this one at least is related, probably a DUP?
Created attachment 74097 [details]
I tested this on 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 and is an issue with text placeholders. A single click should allow one to insert text, and a double click should allow one to edit the text parameters. Tested on W8 pro 32 bit, x86.
Changing priority to medium / minor as it's possible for use to work around although definitely not ideal.
Comment on attachment 74097 [details]
Obsoleted sample seems to be itentical to Attachment 73735 [details] for Bug 59928
Please generally do not copy identical sample documents as attachment to other bugs: <https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA-FAQ#How_to_cite_other_Libreoffice_Bugs_in_FDO_Bugzilla>.
It would be great if you could check whether the fix for Bug 59928 in 4.0.1 dailies also heals this problem here.
Thanks for the link to that document - I actually hadn't seen it before. Good to know about the ability to link to attachments in other reports.
Re 4.0.1 if I get a chance I'll test against that but we are focusing now on 22.214.171.124 and .3 as you may understand.
Maybe you might have a chance to test against the nightly before me? If you do let me know what happens.
ah yes i remember that double clicking only worked if you click on
the left half of the field, but not if you click on the right half.
should be fixed too.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 59928 ***