Bug 65107 - Header/Footer comments pop up on first page only
Summary: Header/Footer comments pop up on first page only
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Comments
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Reported: 2013-05-29 01:24 UTC by Thomas Arnhold
Modified: 2019-04-24 02:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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example document (12.54 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-05-29 01:24 UTC, Thomas Arnhold
crashy documents (15.13 KB, application/zip)
2015-04-22 18:24 UTC, Gordo

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Description Thomas Arnhold 2013-05-29 01:24:37 UTC
Created attachment 79931 [details]
example document

If you add a header/footer comment on page 2 the comment field is displayed on page 1. You only recognize this if you scroll manually up to page 1.

Steps to reproduce

1. Create an empty document with two pages
2. Add a footer.
3. Insert footer comment on page 2
4. Comment field will disappear, if you scoll to page 1, there is the empty comment field

Same applies to header comments.


1. Insert header or footer comment on page 2 should show the comment box on page 2, where it is clicked.
2. Maybe show header/footer comments on all pages with the same header/footer.
3. Or automatically scroll up to page 1 and insert comment there.


1. Disable header/footer comments at all (like Excel).
Comment 1 Jorendc 2013-05-30 10:36:05 UTC
Thanks for reporting!

I can reproduce this using Linux Mint 15 x64 with LibreOffice Versie .3.3 (Bouw-id: 400m0(Build:3)); Dutch UI;

I did some improvements about the 'order of comments' that are applied to footers/footnotes, so I thought this was maybe introduced by my commit related to Bug 34800 (http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=868f3485126827f6baf7179d1c2c3c20812cac9b). After reverting my commit, I still can reproduce this behavior.

* Minor: Does makes it substantially harder to make high quality work
* Medium: default for minor bugs

Kind regards,
Comment 2 Cédric Bosdonnat 2014-01-20 08:57:35 UTC
Restricted my LibreOffice hacking area
Comment 3 Gordo 2015-04-22 18:24:02 UTC
Created attachment 115011 [details]
crashy documents

Headers and footers are saved with the page style in styles.xml.  While Writer shows the header on every page, there is only one instance of the data.  Any comments would only have one instance to reference.

I did some experimenting with First Page Headers and a page break on a page with an existing comment in the header.  Enjoy.

1. New Text Document.
2. Insert Page Break.
3. Insert Header → Default Style.
4. Type “Test Header” in header.
5. On page 2, place cursor in header at end of text.
6. Insert → Comment.
7. Type “test1” in comment.
Comment is now attached to header on page 1.
8. Format Header on page 1.
9. Uncheck Same content on first page.
Comment also appears on page 2 header.
10. Place cursor on page 2.
11. Insert Page Break.
Comment stays with header on page 3.
12. Save, close, and reopen document.
In Navigator, only one comment shows.
13. Click on comment in Navigator.

I got a SEH Access Violation one time after reopening.  I think.  The dialogue was there then gone.

After one crash, I lost some of my LO settings.  The Navigator was floating instead of docked.  The interface style changed from Sifr back to default Tango.  The Siderbar was visible even though I had it closed.

I could not get it to crash with Windbg.

If you change the First Page Header back to Default then the comment disappears.  It will briefly appear and disappear when opening the document.  Changing the header back to First Page Header once again shows the comment.  This is consistent with different header styles as there would be different data in the styles.xml.

Windows Vista 64
Build ID: c4c7d32d0d49397cad38d62472b0bc8acff48dd6
Comment 4 Gordo 2015-04-22 18:27:51 UTC
I forgot to mention that when inserting the comment on page 2, the page scrolled to page one, so technically, the original bug is no longer there.
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:33:52 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Telesto 2018-04-23 18:24:37 UTC
Build ID: 2ed7c02478968852d7d39c2c4677f2ecf3441bc7
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2018-04-22_01:00:56
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); Calc: CL
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2019-04-24 02:49:32 UTC
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