Bug 61284 - floating frame: frame cannot be deleted after resize
Summary: floating frame: frame cannot be deleted after resize
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: high major
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 61260 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Frame
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Reported: 2013-02-22 15:00 UTC by C Y Lee
Modified: 2023-04-25 10:28 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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sample file (10.88 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2013-02-22 15:00 UTC, C Y Lee

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Description C Y Lee 2013-02-22 15:00:32 UTC
Created attachment 75322 [details]
sample file

win 7 + Version (Build ID: 7545bee9c2a0782548772a21bc84a9dcc583b89)

self referenced + other file floating frame inserted + resized
==> green dots disapear & cannot remove the frame

Thank you.
Comment 1 Szuhánszky Tamás 2013-04-05 10:56:31 UTC

Behavior reproduced with Win 7 and ( + and master ).
I have the same problem with the green dots what you mention. I am not sure that it's a bug or I just simply didn't find the option to resize the interface.
Hope someone will check it in the future.
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2013-04-14 20:27:25 UTC
Problem is even worse, no resize is needed, just click off the floating frame and you cannot delete it. 

Steps to Reproduce :
1.Open blank spreadsheet
2. Insert -> Floating Frame
3. Insert title and select the ... next to "Contents"
4. Select another spreadsheet that you have
5. Push Okay
6. Click off of newly created floating frame to another cell 

You cannot select the floating frame to delete it nor resize it

You should be able to select the floating frame, resize it and easily delete it

Observed on: - as I can confirm on an earlier release, changing version 

@CY Lee - version is earliest version we see the issue, not the latest we we see it -- we use comments to say "also exists on version X.X.X.X

Marking as:
New (confirmed)
Minor - Doesn't prevent high quality work but substantially slows it down
High - slows it down enough to where it's almost unusable, you might have to do ctrl + z lots of times to revert changes and then redo your work in order to allow the resize

Thanks for the report!

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Comment 3 Joel Madero 2013-05-29 20:48:36 UTC
*** Bug 61260 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Joel Madero 2013-05-29 21:00:48 UTC
I am upping this one, if you save the document and can't undo....you are just out of luck. 


Cc'ing Kohei & Markus - either one of you have any thoughts on this? Floating frames are just undeletable, can be quite annoying
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-04-19 03:21:03 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 John 2015-05-29 04:16:59 UTC
Confirmed that this bug still exists in running 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10. Experienced the same behavior as Joel posted on 2013-04-14.
Comment 7 John 2015-05-29 04:37:53 UTC
Also confirmed in running 64 bit Ubuntu 15.04. Experienced the same behavior as Joel posted on 2013-04-14.
Comment 8 Rufus Smith 2016-12-08 22:27:38 UTC
Confirming in Windows 7 Professional
LibreOffice Calc Version
Comment 9 Rufus Smith 2016-12-08 23:32:21 UTC
I saw I was using a very old revision of LibreOffice
so I installed the current version.

Loaded the spreadsheet into the new version. Still
no way to remove the floating window, AFAICT.

Windows 7 Professional
LibreOffice Calc Version:
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2017-12-09 11:08:39 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete, spam)
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2020-08-26 03:59:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2022-08-27 03:36:01 UTC
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