Bug 78583 - Cannot select (move, resize) floating frame
Summary: Cannot select (move, resize) floating frame
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium major
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Object-Selection-Alignment Impress-UX Object-Rotation
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Reported: 2014-05-12 06:37 UTC by Ulrich Windl
Modified: 2021-09-08 03:42 UTC (History)
4 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
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