Bug 71496 - EDITING: Inserting a Paragraph below a Protected Section is not Possible if Cursor is not Allowed in Protected Areas
Summary: EDITING: Inserting a Paragraph below a Protected Section is not Possible if C...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Blocks: Section
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Reported: 2013-11-11 15:03 UTC by Harald Koester
Modified: 2019-11-28 14:32 UTC (History)
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Description Harald Koester 2013-11-11 15:03:22 UTC
Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
[1] Open a new text document.
[2] Disable option “LibreOffice Writer → Formatting Aids → Cursor in protected areas“.
[3] Type in some text. Then Enter.
[4] Type in another word and mark this word. No Enter!
[5] Insert a section within the marked word and protect the section. 
[6] Now it is not possible to insert a paragraph below the section. Expected: It should be possible to move the cursor after the last character of the section. Then Alt+Enter should insert a new paragraph below the section.

See also enhance proposal in bug 51689 according creating paragraphs above and below of tables, indexes and sections.
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 Robert Großkopf 2013-11-11 17:40:52 UTC
I have tested this. You could not add a new row after the section, when the section is protected and the cursor isn't allowed in protected areas.
It's the same behavior in LO 3.0.0. beta1, so I set the first version as Inherited from OOo. It's also the same in LO from 2013-11-07.
I have tested with OpenSuSE 12.3 64bit Linux. So I set the platform to all.
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-04-19 03:22:01 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Robert Großkopf 2015-04-19 08:06:45 UTC
The described bug still exists.

Tested with LO Version:
Build-ID: b2f347f2ac68821efc00b6f1793cda90af748118
Gebietsschema: de_DE
on OpenSUSE 13.2 64bit rpm Linux.
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-29 08:51:35 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Harald Koester 2017-11-02 10:22:37 UTC
Checked again with 5.4.2. Bug still exists in version 5.4.2 (64 Bit, Win 10). 

The name of the option is changed a bit: "... > Formatting Aids > Protected Areas > Enable cursor".
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-11-03 03:49:36 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Harald Koester 2018-11-08 09:36:37 UTC
Bug still exists with version 6.1.3 (64 bit, Win10).
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2019-11-09 03:53:27 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Harald Koester 2019-11-28 14:32:56 UTC
Bug still exists in version 6.3.3 (64 bit, Win 10).