Bug 85592 - Font and highlight colour toolbar buttons dont work in comments
Summary: Font and highlight colour toolbar buttons dont work in comments
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Comments Split-Group-Buttons-Color
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2014-10-29 10:50 UTC by peter josvai
Modified: 2018-05-31 18:37 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

a simple illustration (screenshot) (195.85 KB, image/png)
2014-10-29 10:50 UTC, peter josvai

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description peter josvai 2014-10-29 10:50:03 UTC
Created attachment 108617 [details]
a simple illustration (screenshot)

if you have a comment inserted in the document, and if you want to change the font color, the button from the toolbar does NOT work ... 
so, you have to go: menu/format/character ... 
and then you can change the color ...

NOTE #1: it's of minor annoyance, I didn't even realize so far that you can actually change the font color in the notes ... but now that I know, I'd be happy to use this and I guess other people might think like that too .)
cause it's a nice way to emphasize some part of the note...

NOTE #2:
highlighting could be considered to made active too :)
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2014-11-15 12:32:44 UTC
Repro -> NEW enhancement.

Win 7 64-bit Version:
Build ID: b021b5983c62e266b82d9f0c5c6d8d8900553827
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2014-11-12_01:10:08

Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 5bff4b016c4b44f4123e0e6a4fd4c0c4dc0cfa2d
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF-dbg, Branch:master, Time: 2014-11-13_00:14:29
Comment 2 Dieter Praas 2017-04-26 08:19:46 UTC
I confirm it with LO 5.3.2. Personally I think it's a bug and not an enhancement, because if you use the sitebar, you can customise "Font Colour" as well as "Highlight Colour".

=> changed description of th bug to be more precise
=> changed to minor bug, because a workaround exists
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-10-30 10:44:08 UTC
Tested 6.0 and font color in the toolbar does work. Highlight color is disabled in toolbar and enabled in sidebar, so its likely using a different uno command. Maxim: thoughts?

Build ID: 43d6b11a5c1dda0cc2c1e06c768eece25051a56c
CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2018-02-21 09:29:02 UTC
I wonder if font attributes are allowed in comments. Regina?
Comment 5 Regina Henschel 2018-02-21 11:36:45 UTC
Comments are <office:annotation> elements. Allowed content is <text:list> and <text:p> and the meta data <dc:creator>, <dc:date> and <meta:date-string>. So from file format there would be no problem to use all styling that are possible for lists and paragraphs.
Comments are handled as callout shapes internally (AFAIK), so all restrictions known for them (e.g. bug 96706) hold here too.