Bug 85607 - EDITING : Field date inserts bad font (based on font selection in tools) persistant after change and save
Summary: EDITING : Field date inserts bad font (based on font selection in tools) pers...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: DOC-Fields
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Reported: 2014-10-29 16:15 UTC by Antoine BON
Modified: 2023-01-17 03:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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File with the problem (19.50 KB, application/msword)
2014-10-29 16:15 UTC, Antoine BON

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Description Antoine BON 2014-10-29 16:15:25 UTC
Created attachment 108635 [details]
File with the problem

When inserting an automatic date field, the font type switches to Times New Roman instead of Arial (rest of the text).

I can swich manually (select the text, change font), save, but when i open again, the font of the field is switched to Times again.

The file was created with MSOFFICE.

Does anyone has a clue ?
Comment 1 MM 2014-10-29 17:32:18 UTC
Looks like the fonts in options > ... writer > basic fonts (western) are replaced with the ones that are imported from a (any) file.

If you want to change your (style) font, change it with this option, so

- import file
- change font with option
- resave file
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2014-11-20 06:32:01 UTC
Yeah this is not a bug - the field is controlled by the default font option that MM pointed out. Closing as NOTABUG.

Also - I had someone else open the file in Microsoft Word and it was also Times New Roman.
Comment 3 Joel Madero 2014-11-20 06:33:51 UTC
I changed my mind - I think your second point is valid. If you manually edit the font, and save it, that should stick. 

Setting as:
Normal - can prevent professional quality work

Sorry about closing it first, I believe that was incorrect.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-12-20 16:08:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:46:58 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2021-01-16 04:18:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2023-01-17 03:20:05 UTC
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