Bug 66204 - FORMATTING: Removing the highlighting from OLE Writer object leaves white character background
Summary: FORMATTING: Removing the highlighting from OLE Writer object leaves white cha...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Highlight-Color-Button
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Reported: 2013-06-26 13:11 UTC by Rob
Modified: 2019-12-03 14:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Draw file containing an example of the problem. (68.21 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics)
2013-06-26 13:11 UTC, Rob

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Description Rob 2013-06-26 13:11:28 UTC
Created attachment 81472 [details]
Draw file containing an example of the problem.

Problem description: 
If a Writer document has had text highlighted and unhighlighted in the past, when the document is made an OLE object in Draw, the highlighted passages have a white background, not a transparent "No Fill" background.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Create new Writer document
2. Add a page of text
3. Highlight some areas of text with the highlighting tool (step not strictly necessary)
4. Unhighlight those areas of text with the highlighting tool
5. Save document
6. Close document
7. Open Draw
8. Create large square shape object over page, the default blue is fine.
9. Insert OLE Object, find the Writer file
10. Areas which were unhighlighted have white background against the blue box, not transparent like the rest of the text.

Problem can also be demonstrated by using the unhighlighting tool on text in the Writer OLE object in the Draw document.

Current behavior:
Unhighlighted text has white background

Expected behavior:
Unhighlighted text should have transparent (No Fill) background
Operating System: Ubuntu
Version: release
Comment 1 retired 2013-07-03 14:25:03 UTC
Can confirm this on OS X 10.8.4, LO
Setting to NEW, OS setting to All.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:40:24 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2015-04-21 17:39:29 UTC

Whiteness can be cleared by ctrl-m clearing direct formatting for the part of the text.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version: (x64)
Build ID: 211c12b9c64facd1c12f637a5229bd6a6feb032a
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2015-04-18_01:51:17
Locale: fi_FI

Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit
LibreOffice 3.3.0 
OOO330m19 (Build:6)
tag libreoffice-
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 09:32:36 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 14:10:34 UTC
Dear Rob,

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