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Bug 75439 - Objects in header area are REALLY hard to select
Summary: Objects in header area are REALLY hard to select
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: All All
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Header-Footer
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Reported: 2014-02-24 12:11 UTC by Rajashri
Modified: 2019-08-31 23:28 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Optimized File (179.54 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2014-02-24 12:11 UTC, Rajashri
RoundTripped file 6 may 2014 build (243.94 KB, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)
2014-05-06 09:59 UTC, Tushar Bende

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Description Rajashri 2014-02-24 12:11:34 UTC
Created attachment 94645 [details]
Optimized File

The problem here is that some of the text boxes are getting exported in header.xml therefore they appear as water mark/not editable.
There is no repetition of text-boxes. The problem seems to be with the section breaks. Attaching the optimized file.
Comment 1 Tushar Bende 2014-05-06 09:59:59 UTC
Created attachment 98547 [details]
RoundTripped file 6 may 2014 build
Comment 2 mahfiaz 2016-08-04 17:16:32 UTC
The actual problem most likely is that it is hard to select objects which are in the header area (as clicking would make you edit header instead).

As a workaround you could:
1) select any of the boxes in the usual text area (page 2 in example file)
2) now select any object in the header by double-clicking

The step 1 makes Writer to to "selection tool" mode or something.
Comment 3 Xisco Faulí 2016-09-14 22:59:39 UTC
Hi Tushar,
I'm setting this ticket back to NEW as it has been inactive for more than 3
Feel free to assign it back to you if you're still working on this.
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-29 08:49:12 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Thomas Lendo 2019-08-31 23:19:57 UTC
Still valid with Version:
Build ID: 4e527f55d74e3220873075a8ec2799e2206fdb2d
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-08-31_02:35:57
Locale: de-AT (de_AT.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US

But I think it's the same cause as described in bug 50195 'EDITING: Can't Select Image in Header when outside margins' therefore maybe a duplicate?