Download it now!
Bug 63251 - FORMATTING: Formatting an auto-field (e.g. date) not possible in Impress and Draw
Summary: FORMATTING: Formatting an auto-field (e.g. date) not possible in Impress and ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other Mac OS X (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 80416 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Fields
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2013-04-08 08:49 UTC by whoever
Modified: 2019-03-11 16:25 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description whoever 2013-04-08 08:49:27 UTC
Problem description: 
Formatting an auto-field (like date, time,....) is not possible in draw under Mac OS (with my Ubuntu it works).

Steps to reproduce:
1. Click in draw: insert > fields > date (variable) 
2. Edit the created date by right click
3. Choose an other format

Current behavior:
Still the same format of the date (e.g. 8.04.13)

Expected behavior:
The new format should be visible (e.g. 8. April 2013)
Operating System: Mac OS X
Version: release
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-04-08 20:10:58 UTC
Perfect on Bodhi Linux, checked, release and 4.1 master
Comment 2 Jorendc 2013-04-08 20:19:28 UTC
Thanks for reporting.

I can reproduce this behavior using Mac OSX 10.8.3 with LibreOffice Therefore I mark this as NEW.

Normal: does prevent you to make high quality work
low: not used that much, only reproducible with Mac OSX.

Kind regards,
Comment 3 Jorendc 2013-04-08 20:31:08 UTC
Problem is also reproducible using LibreOffice Version (Build ID: 5b93205) and LibreOffice LibreOffice Build ID: 3215f89-f603614-ab984f2-7348103-1225a5b

I set bug version to release for now, because this is the oldest version we can reproduce right now. This problem is probably inherit from AOo.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-03-04 02:20:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Alex Thurgood 2015-03-25 16:52:48 UTC
Still present in 

Build ID: 45e2de17089c24a1fa810c8f975a7171ba4cd432
Locale : fr_

Not only can the format not be changed, but the default format in the context menu was said to be SHORT (tick next to context menu entry), whereas it is displayed as LONG, i.e. 25/0/32015 - clearly wrong. So there are two problems here.
Comment 6 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:28:25 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2017-05-22 13:26:21 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 eisa01 2017-08-26 16:39:26 UTC
Still present, and was also present in 3.3, so inherited from OOo

Build ID: 7556cbc6811c9d992f4064ab9287069087d7f62c
CPU threads: 2; OS: Mac OS X 10.12.6; UI render: default; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 9 eisa01 2018-03-09 22:51:24 UTC
*** Bug 80416 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 eisa01 2018-03-09 22:56:47 UTC
Still present, and this is an issue in both Impress and Draw. Writer uses a different interface to change the field format that works

See duplicate bug 80416 for test case

Build ID: fb29e6eeeaad5255bb924ff59162a83ed80bfb0a
CPU threads: 2; OS: Mac OS X 10.12.6; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2018-03-09_03:22:00
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2019-03-11 03:48:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Christopher Chavez 2019-03-11 14:28:16 UTC
Still present…

Build ID: 7bcb35dc3024a62dea0caee87020152d1ee96e71
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.14.3; UI render: default; VCL: osx; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 13 cytan299 2019-03-11 16:25:48 UTC
Problem remains on LibreOffice running on MacOSX.