Bug 63049 - FILESAVE: Form field control properties not being saved in odg files
Summary: FILESAVE: Form field control properties not being saved in odg files
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 57631
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other macOS (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-04-02 23:48 UTC by alsy
Modified: 2013-07-16 13:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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A simple odg file with form fields. (8.14 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics)
2013-04-02 23:48 UTC, alsy

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Description alsy 2013-04-02 23:48:54 UTC
Created attachment 77346 [details]
A simple odg file with form fields.

Problem description: 
When creating a form in an odg file it will not save the form field control properties, such as the background colour or the border of the form field.

This works in odt files, but not in odg files.

Important note: If you want to create a form on top of a pdf you can't use an odt file, you have to use an odg file.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Create a new libreoffice drawing
2. Make the form controls toolbar visible
3. Turn on design mode
4. Select the text box option from the tool bar
5. Create a text box
6. Right click on the text box and select "Control..."
7. In the properties box under the General tab change the Border style to "without frame"
8. In the properties box under the General tab change the Background color to "green"
9. Close the properties dialog box
10. Save the file you have created and close Libreoffice
11. Re-open the file and the properties you have set will not be there.

Note that I have also looked at the xml generated in content.xml - the properties are not saved in this file for odg files, but are saved in odt files.  I even tried manually introducing these properties in an odg file's content.xml, but when you open the odg file it ignores and removes these properties.

Current behaviour:

Expected behaviour:
works perfectly to increase the love of open source software ;-)
Operating System: Mac OS X
Version: release
Comment 1 Jorendc 2013-04-09 10:07:40 UTC
Thanks for reporting!

I can reproduce this behavior using Mac OSX 10.8.3 with LibreOffice Version (Build ID: 4c82dcdd6efcd48b1d8bba66bfe1989deee49c3)
TinderBox: MacOSX TDF Release, Branch:libreoffice-4-0, Time: 2013-03-26_15:52:16;

Therefore I mark this bug as NEW.

Medium: does prevent you to make high quality work
High: our own file format/libreoffice doesn't handle the values right.

Kind regards,
Comment 2 David Tardon 2013-07-16 13:14:44 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 57631 ***