Created attachment 98554 [details]
Example spreadsheet in which header and footer is greyed out.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Open the attached document.
2. Go to Edit->Header and footer
Header and footer is greyed out so it can't be edited.
Header and footer should be editable.
Operating System: All
Version: 126.96.36.199 release
I also tried to convert it to .ods but it's still no good.
Hi, to be able to edit a header or a footer, there needs to be actually a header and a footer in the spreadsheet. So go under Format > Page > Header/Footer and activate them and then they will be editable.
Set as notabug - Sophie
You're right, thanks. Sorry about that!
Created attachment 99866 [details]
Same on Writer
There's same problem on Writer.
In this new version, behaviour of the menu item has been changed.
Users are now confused and I've received several complaints.
There something to fix:
Option 1 - preserve compatibility: Enable Header/Footer when user clic on this ungrayed menu item
Option 2 - painfull for user : Delete this item and let user search in Format/Page ...
(In reply to comment #4)
> Created attachment 99866 [details]
> Same on Writer
> There's same problem on Writer.
> In this new version, behaviour of the menu item has been changed.
> Users are now confused and I've received several complaints.
> There something to fix:
> Option 1 - preserve compatibility: Enable Header/Footer when user clic on
> this ungrayed menu item
> Option 2 - painfull for user : Delete this item and let user search in
> Format/Page ...
This is completely different, footnotes/endnotes are not header or footer. Please ask for help on the user list to learn how to use footnotes/endnotes or headers/footers and it has not been changed in this version - Closing again - Sophie
sophie: After a second consideration I think this is really a usability issue. The "Edit->Header and footer" should never be greyed out. If you open the same document in Microsoft Excel it just lets you edit the header and the footer. There is no secret setting that has to be enabled somewhere deep in the menu before it allows you to edit it. Could you please leave this bug open until a developer or a usability expert has the chance to take a look at this?
Hi, an object that doesn't exist can't be edited, if the page style has no header/footer, it can't be edited. So I put it back as unconfirmed as per our policy. Sophie
Back to unconfirmed. Sophie
(In reply to Adam Niedling from comment #6)
> sophie: After a second consideration I think this is really a usability
> issue. The "Edit->Header and footer" should never be greyed out. If you open
> the same document in Microsoft Excel it just lets you edit the header and
> the footer.
(In reply to sophie from comment #7)
> Hi, an object that doesn't exist can't be edited, if the page style has no
> header/footer, it can't be edited.
As I see it, the underlying question is: Do we offer editing of header/footer and create the object on-the-fly as needed?
> Could you please leave this bug
> open until a developer or a usability expert has the chance to take a look
Tossing this one over to UX to triage.
Still confirmed in version 188.8.131.52 (Ubuntu 15.10).
We're replacing our use of the 'ux-advise' component with a keyword:
Component -> LibreOffice
Add Keyword: needsUXEval
Disabled functions are not easy to understand. Edit > Hyperlink is disabled unless your focus is on such a text. Much has changed in the past and Header/Footer is now available under Insert in Writer.
Calc was clarified in comment 2.
Closing this issue as INVALID (actually outdated).
I still don't think that the "Edit->Header and footer" should be greyed out. See my comment about this.