Bug 66446 - EDITING: using document user property as variable for conditional text doesn't work
Summary: EDITING: using document user property as variable for conditional text doesn'...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.0.4.2 release
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: Fields
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Reported: 2013-07-01 09:23 UTC by boicottms
Modified: 2019-04-03 20:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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in the sample there's a working conditional text referring a variable in the text, and a not-working conditional text referring a document variable. (12.38 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-07-01 09:23 UTC, boicottms
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Description boicottms 2013-07-01 09:23:20 UTC
Created attachment 81794 [details]
in the sample there's a working conditional text referring a variable in the text, and a not-working conditional text referring a document variable.

Problem description: 
I would like to be able to use a document user property to switch some conditional text (or hidden text or hidden paragraph) on or off
Steps to reproduce:
1. set a user document property (eg: "Onoff" type: boolean)
2. insert a field ->conditional text (or hidden text or hidden paragraph)
3. set as "condition" Onoff EQ true (or Onoff==TRUE or Onoff==1)
4. set an hidden text eg: "mytext"

Current behavior:
change the Onoff value, the text doesn't switch status
Expected behavior:
it should

Am I wrong calling the variable itself?
I know that I can set an hidden variable somewhere in the text to do the trick, but I consider that just a workaround: setting a variable anywhere in the text is not that coherent, and it'also difficult to find to change state.
Thank you

              
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: 4.0.4.2 release
Comment 1 sophie 2014-01-28 17:38:20 UTC
Hi, in fact, you can't call a variable that is not defined in the document. The fact that it exists in the properties is not enough for the conditional test. I set your request as an enhancement. Sophie