Bug 78959 - Setting certain Font Effects, then unsetting them doesn't work without closing the dialog first.
Summary: Setting certain Font Effects, then unsetting them doesn't work without closin...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 93901
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Paragraph
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Reported: 2014-05-20 11:46 UTC by Joshua Trees
Modified: 2021-09-17 18:10 UTC (History)
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Description Joshua Trees 2014-05-20 11:46:54 UTC
Steps to reproduce:

1. Apply a style to some text.
2. Open the Paragraph Style dialog.
3. Go to the Font Effects tab.
4. Select one of the following effects:
   - Outline
   - Shadow
   - Blinking
   - Hidden
5. Click Apply.
6. Unselect the effect from step 4.
7. Click Apply.


The paragraph style remains as it was after step five (e.g. outlined).

Expected result:

The paragraph style should have reverted back to it's state from step 1.

Additional notes.

I'm running LibreOffice on Linux Mint but presume this bug affects all platforms.
Comment 1 retired 2014-05-22 14:00:17 UTC
Bascially invalid since in menus have changed quite a big.

Please always check you are using the latest LO version. Is this bug still valid / reproducible with the latest LO release?  Currently 4.2.4: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/

For me the menu is called "format > character..." then "font effects".

I do not see an "apply" button. Only "ok" "cancle "help" "reset".

So this issue is solved. Marking worksforme.
Comment 2 Joshua Trees 2014-05-24 06:34:38 UTC
I think your assessment is based on a misunderstanding. The Character dialog you refer to is not the same as the Paragraph Style dialog I mentioned. However, I didn't make it very clear in my original post on how to open the dialog.

Here are two ways I commonly use to get there:

* Select some text in the paragraph you are interested in, then right click and select "Edit Paragraph Style..."
* Alternatively: Open the "Styles and Formatting" pane (F11 or Format > Styles and Formatting), then right click on the respective paragraph style and choose "Modify..."

I was able to reproduce this bug on a different machine running LibreOffice on Windows.
Comment 3 sophie 2014-06-18 09:38:16 UTC
Hi, I reproduce the bug with version on Ubuntu 14.04. 
It seems that it's removing of the effect that doesn't work. For example if I apply one sort of the strikethrough, I can apply another one, but I can't revert it to (none), it doesn't apply. 
Set as New - Sophie
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:43:22 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Joshua Trees 2015-07-18 18:49:16 UTC
This bug is still present in LibreOffice
Comment 6 Joshua Trees 2015-07-18 19:05:20 UTC
It seems the root cause of this issue was inherited from OpenOffice.org. The buttons are somewhat different in version of LibreOffice. Instead of an Apply button there is a Reset button. However, after applying an effect and clicking on the Reset button, only the checkbox for the applied effect gets cleared, the preview remains unchanged.
Comment 7 Octavio Alvarez 2016-09-19 13:37:49 UTC
This sounds exactly like bugs 66152 and 88432 which are fixed since version, maybe earlier.
Comment 8 Xisco Faulí 2017-09-29 08:50:19 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2021-09-10 04:14:14 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete, spam)
Comment 10 Justin L 2021-09-17 18:10:18 UTC
According to my bibisect-linux-51 this was fixed in the range


and almost certainly by the fix for bug 93901.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 93901 ***