Bug 92750 - Text Services do not work
Summary: Text Services do not work
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Mac OS X (All)
: lowest enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 111629 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: MacOS-Wishlist
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Reported: 2015-07-15 03:49 UTC by Brock McNuggets
Modified: 2017-08-10 11:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Brock McNuggets 2015-07-15 03:49:28 UTC
For OS X: Text services do not show in the contextual menu or in the Application menu.

This is used for all sorts of things, such as adding Lorem Ipsum text to documents, Auotmator actions (say to look up words in a specific dictionary), viewing the text in other programs, creating an email with that text, etc.
Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2015-07-15 04:48:59 UTC
What do you mean by "text services"?

Set status to NEEDINFO, please, set it back to UNCONFIRMED once you have provided requested information.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 2 Brock McNuggets 2015-07-15 05:45:26 UTC
Made a quick video to explain what I mean by "Text Services". 

The standard on OS X is pretty much any program which works with text has access to services from the Application menu and, optionally, from the contextual menu. These are not available in LibreOffice.

A quick video to show and explain them: 

Comment 3 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2015-07-16 04:14:21 UTC
Seems to be the same thing as extensions: menu Tools > Extension manager.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 4 Adolfo Jayme 2015-07-16 11:56:36 UTC
No, it’s not the same thing as Extensions (!)
Comment 5 Brock McNuggets 2015-07-16 15:30:49 UTC
(In reply to Jean-Baptiste Faure from comment #3)
> Seems to be the same thing as extensions: menu Tools > Extension manager.
> Best regards. JBF

Not at all. These are system services provided by Apple, third party companies, and users which should work throughout the system. The extensions you point to are specific to LibreOffice.
Comment 6 Alex Thurgood 2016-09-28 12:31:38 UTC
FWIW, yes, LibreOffice should IMHO implement the Services menu as these services are available for other apps on OSX.

Tested against :
Build ID: 3a668616968dbce778c54ec56847828efa7bdb6d
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Mac OS X 10.12; UI Render: default; 
Locale: fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); Calc: group

Still no services available.

However, I would imagine that this requires some in-depth knowledge of the OSX Services API and of course someone willing and able to do the coding.
Comment 7 Alex Thurgood 2017-08-10 11:39:57 UTC
*** Bug 111629 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***