Bug 78583 - Cannot select (move, resize) floating frame
Summary: Cannot select (move, resize) floating frame
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 86598 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Object-Selection-Alignment Frame-Dialog Object-Rotation
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Reported: 2014-05-12 06:37 UTC by Ulrich Windl
Modified: 2023-11-20 11:57 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

Test where I cannot select the frame. (11.65 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2014-05-12 07:23 UTC, Ulrich Windl
Sample text document to include (13.43 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2015-06-09 08:57 UTC, Ulrich Windl
Test Presentation using attachment #116402 (21.11 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2015-06-09 08:58 UTC, Ulrich Windl

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Description Ulrich Windl 2014-05-12 06:37:57 UTC
You can add a "floating frame" (with e.g. a writer document) in Impress, but once added, that frame cannot be selected, moved, or resized. At least not in a way the typical user could find out.
Comment 1 David Tardon 2014-05-12 07:07:04 UTC
Can you attach a sample presentation that shows that? Because I can surely do it.
Comment 2 Ulrich Windl 2014-05-12 07:23:08 UTC
Created attachment 98885 [details]
Test where I cannot select the frame.
Comment 3 tommy27 2014-05-21 04:48:22 UTC
your attachment lacks the linked .odt file so it's almost unusable.
however I was able to reproducible with attachment 96804 [details] under Win7x64 using any LibO release and OOo 3.3.0 and AOO 4.1.0

problem persists in LibO
Build ID: a1dd961c3093f5f7624e4d1f2240e9120fd13f23
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2014-05-06_11:47:48

issue reproduced on MacOS as well. see: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=76962#c5

status NEW, platform ALL, version INHERITED FROM OOo
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-06-08 14:41:24 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Ulrich Windl 2015-06-09 08:56:56 UTC
Problem still present in "LibreOffice Still (" with newly created documents.
Comment 6 Ulrich Windl 2015-06-09 08:57:40 UTC
Created attachment 116402 [details]
Sample text document to include
Comment 7 Ulrich Windl 2015-06-09 08:58:26 UTC
Created attachment 116403 [details]
Test Presentation using attachment #116402 [details]
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2017-09-01 11:14:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Thomas Lendo 2019-09-08 22:16:56 UTC
Still reproducible.
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
Calc: threaded
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2021-09-08 03:42:27 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2023-09-09 03:06:25 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-11-20 11:54:23 UTC
Reproduced with attachment 116403 [details] in a recent trunk build:

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: baecfd21797310bb15ab98ca3962445d99e397db
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

The feature was removed from the default UI in LO 7.6 for bug 155006, so this is becoming less relevant, but it still applies that we should be able to manipulate them (at least select and delete them if we want to).
(So to test with a new Floating Frame, one has to add the command to the menu using Tools > Customize > Menus)

Applies to Calc as well: once clicked out, impossible to select again.
Writer is slightly different: there is an invisible 1-pixel border that can be selected to move the object and reveal the handles.
Comment 13 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-11-20 11:56:46 UTC
*** Bug 86598 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***