Bug 60520 - I can't select cell content with keyboard in read-only document
Summary: I can't select cell content with keyboard in read-only document
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-08 22:23 UTC by Fco. Javier M. C.
Modified: 2015-02-21 23:30 UTC (History)
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Description Fco. Javier M. C. 2013-02-08 22:23:41 UTC
I need to copy-paste cell content from read-only spreadsheet document but, it's not possible to select cell content using keyboard keys (shift + left/right arrow). It's possible with mouse. When I click inside the cell the cursos starts to blink but it's unusable.
Comment 1 m.a.riosv 2013-02-10 00:10:38 UTC
Hi Francisco Javier, thanks for reporting.

Please can you verify if the option in:
Menu/Tools/Options/LibreOffice Writer/Formatting Aids/Cursor in protected areas solve your issue.
Comment 2 Fco. Javier M. C. 2013-02-10 10:54:42 UTC
Hello mariosv

First, this option is not available in Calc (spreadsheet), but I try through Writer, but without luck.

Thank you!
Comment 3 m.a.riosv 2013-02-10 14:14:53 UTC
Hi Francisco,
writer works for me and the cursor is visible activating in:
Menu/Tools/Options/LibreOffice/Accesibility - Use text selection cursor in read-only text documents.

I can confirm in calc it is not possible.
Version (Build ID: 7545bee9c2a0782548772a21bc84a9dcc583b89)

Changed the status to new.

Please Francisco, change the importance from normal to enhancement, I think shows better the situation because this option was never available in calc.
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Comment 5 Fco. Javier M. C. 2015-02-21 23:30:32 UTC
Now it's working. Thank you!

Tested with Libreoffice / GNU/Linux OpenSUSE 13.2 64 bit.