Bug 83415 - EDITING: Changing format of cell content with select-all (ctrl+A) not applied to all lines
Summary: EDITING: Changing format of cell content with select-all (ctrl+A) not applied...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Calc-Cells
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Reported: 2014-09-02 20:52 UTC by kaesezeh
Modified: 2021-12-03 04:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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example (12.61 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet)
2014-09-15 21:20 UTC, kaesezeh

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Description kaesezeh 2014-09-02 20:52:55 UTC
I have cells in Calc that contain line breaks and, because of how someone else pasted stuff in there, where the stuff before the line break is in a different font and a different color than the stuff after the line break. What is super-frustrating is that I can't just do CTRL-A and then apply the font and color that I want to everything - rather, I have to double-click into every cell and change things there one by one. That CAN'T be what ppl want, can it?
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2014-09-02 21:03:42 UTC
We need a test document and clear reproducible steps. Marking as NEEDINFO - once you provide these please set to UNCONFIRMED. Thanks
Comment 2 kaesezeh 2014-09-15 21:20:25 UTC
Created attachment 106347 [details]

You want to make everything black font (i.e., automatic) so try this:

- click on the font color button, choose "Automatic"
--> nothing changes

You want to make everything Times New Roman so try this:

- click on the font button, choose "Times New Roman
--> nothing changes
Comment 3 ign_christian 2014-09-16 04:09:01 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> --> nothing changes
Changes applied on first line only. Second line not changed if has different format than first line.

Steps to verify the issue from scratch:
1. In cell A1, type: Line1 > line break (ctrl+enter)
2. type: Line2 > enter
3. Double-click 'Line2' in cell A1 to highlight the text
4. Choose font "Arial Black" > enter 
(*) it seems a display glitch bug, we must scroll down & up again to see the changes)
5. Select all (ctrl+A) > choose font "Times New Roman" > click on any cell

Issue: font changes only applied on 'Line1'

- If we do additional step (step 6), select-all & choose another font color, then font color changes applied to all line. Possibly it's because 'Line1' and 'Line2' originally has same font color.
- Same behavior if we change font color on step 4-5, and change font on step 6

Reproduced with LO,, and various versions since under Ubuntu 12.04 x86
Same with AOO 4.1.1, seems inherited from OOO
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-10-14 19:56:21 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-12-02 09:55:24 UTC
Still repro the second line problem.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: a7c3a2a9be83686657c06f37d521f9f6d2004ddd
Threads 4; Ver: Windows 6.1; Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2015-11-28_04:39:18
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:39:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 14:20:22 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2021-12-03 04:32:15 UTC
Dear kaesezeh,

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