Bug 74382 - EDITING: Let Format > Character... apply to a drawing textbox to affect all text within the box
Summary: EDITING: Let Format > Character... apply to a drawing textbox to affect all t...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Textbox
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Reported: 2014-02-02 14:55 UTC by dg1727
Modified: 2019-08-27 14:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description dg1727 2014-02-02 14:55:14 UTC
1.  Create a new document in Writer.  
2.  On the Drawing toolbar, click the Text button.  
3.  Draw a textbox in the document.  
4.  Enter some text into the textbox.  
5.  Click outside the textbox to deselect it.  
6.  Click the textbox to select it.  As expected, it is no longer in the text-editing mode that was in effect in step 4.  
7.  Issue:  The Format > Character... option in the main menu is greyed out.  If this option were available, it would allow changing all text in the textbox immediately.  
8.  To work around this issue, the user needs to double-click the textbox to turn on text-editing mode, then Select All of the text before selecting Format > Character... 

This issue probably applies to other menu options also, such as Format > Paragraph...

LibreOffice on Ubuntu 13.04.
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2014-02-03 09:39:39 UTC
thanks for the issue dg,

In Draw, there is the Forn entry in the context menu.
Would help too in this case. I think.

Comment 2 Thomas Lendo 2019-08-27 14:01:58 UTC
Going back to unconfirmed as it seems that no other people ever confirmed it. (Cor ask a question but didn't confirm the issue.)

I'm not very familiar with textboxes but I think there are different types of that: textbox and textboxes in shapes. What's related to this bug and is this possible technically?
Comment 3 Dieter 2019-08-27 14:18:55 UTC
dg1727, could you please try to reproduce it with the latest version of LibreOffice from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/ ? I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' if the bug is still present in the latest version. Change to RESOLVED WORKSFORME, if the problem went away.