Bug 79364 - EDITING: Wrong formatting when typing into selection
Summary: EDITING: Wrong formatting when typing into selection
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 134321 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-05-28 12:43 UTC by Alexander
Modified: 2023-02-05 03:20 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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graphical explanation (9.81 KB, image/png)
2014-05-28 12:43 UTC, Alexander

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Description Alexander 2014-05-28 12:43:49 UTC
Created attachment 100029 [details]
graphical explanation

Problem description: 

Steps to reproduce:
1. In a text block we select some text in the same format and type something

Current behavior:
It formats what we typed as the symbol right before the selection

Expected behavior:
The format of the typed text must be as the first symbol in the selection

It also reproduces in Writer

Operating System: Windows 8
Version: release
Comment 1 ign_christian 2014-06-12 08:49:08 UTC
Reproduced with - Ubuntu 12.04
Comment 2 ign_christian 2014-10-22 02:36:50 UTC
Also reproduced with LO and AOO 4.1.1, seems inherited from OOO and I guess this issue should've been reported before.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-12-20 16:05:37 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:45:58 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Alexander 2017-01-04 07:53:52 UTC
Have installed LO 5.2.4 in Win8 but couldn't start it. The start up screen was hanging for more than 5 min before I killed it.
Comment 6 Alexander 2017-01-04 09:55:56 UTC
Succeeded 32bit version:
Build ID: 3d5603e1122f0f102b62521720ab13a38a4e0eb0
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.2; UI Render: default; 
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); Calc: group

The bug is present, the behavior is the same, nothing changed.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-01-05 03:40:29 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Thomas Lendo 2019-09-09 19:39:54 UTC
Still reproducible.
Build ID: f76dbe5dc581845996a8bd5f5109c5e2ff5a27b0
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-09-09_05:13:31

One of the typical situations when LibreOffice deletes text and inserts the new text afterwards instead of "exchanging" text. See meta bug 127250.
Comment 9 Thomas Lendo QA 2020-08-16 12:45:10 UTC
Maybe a duplicate of Bug 79717 - EDITING: Overwriting selected text doesn't always maintain formatting (edit) although it's for Writer.
Comment 10 Thomas Lendo 2020-08-24 19:13:40 UTC
Can't reproduce this issue anymore according to the steps in the attachment.

Tested with
Build ID: a06a83b29a9da770787bffe416b138102aa12531
CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: de-AT (de_AT.UTF-8); UI: en-US
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@86-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2020-08-24_01:03:26
Calc: CL

I make it a duplicate of bug 79717 as there is described the same situation and it seems that is was fixed.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 79717 ***
Comment 11 Buovjaga 2021-02-04 15:45:08 UTC
While investigating bug 134321, I found this and the problem is still actual.

Arch Linux 64-bit
Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 380ab85b6594a013f34f5e6ec69fb569336bbb48
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.10; UI render: default; VCL: kf5
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Built on 4 February 2021

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 62ee3d791d63cb693109b063b73dff5e81356d90
CPU threads: 2; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19042; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 12 Buovjaga 2021-02-04 15:45:24 UTC
*** Bug 134321 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2023-02-05 03:20:31 UTC
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