Bug 94720 - After merging the cells in the table containing the last row and selecting as column you can not format the cell contents (as if read-only)
Summary: After merging the cells in the table containing the last row and selecting as...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: low minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 159112 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Tables Writer-Toolbars
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Reported: 2015-10-03 06:42 UTC by Roman Kuznetsov
Modified: 2024-01-30 10:40 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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file with table (12.17 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2015-10-03 06:42 UTC, Roman Kuznetsov
screenshot inactive icons (97.76 KB, image/png)
2015-10-03 06:44 UTC, Roman Kuznetsov
Example ODT with more repro and no-repro tables (10.31 KB, text/odt)
2018-12-24 16:41 UTC, Timur

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Description Roman Kuznetsov 2015-10-03 06:42:58 UTC
Created attachment 119226 [details]
file with table

Версия: (x64)
ID сборки: 9a18d52abbdfbdc2ac9acebec2b92e7859eb73b7
Локаль: ru-RU (ru_RU)
Windows 7 HB x86-64

1. Open file from attach
2. select the left column by any method - icons normal
3. Select right column of table one of the methods:
   3.1 Drag mouse cursor on all cell in right column - icons normal
   3.2 place your cursor in the upper-right cell "Понедельник", press the Shift key and press the arrow key "down" until the entire column is highlighted - icons normal
   3.3 place the cursor directly over the right column of the table, it will change the shape of a black arrow pointing down, click the left mouse button, the entire column is highlighted - icons on toolbar "Table" and toolbar "Formatting" is inactive (see screenshot from attach)!. Formatting of cell contents impossible.
Comment 1 Roman Kuznetsov 2015-10-03 06:44:12 UTC
Created attachment 119227 [details]
screenshot inactive icons
Comment 2 tagezi 2015-10-03 09:34:19 UTC
I confirm it on Kubuntu 14.04, LO 5.0.2 and master.
but I can not verify when the bug appeared.
Comment 3 Roman Kuznetsov 2015-10-03 12:00:46 UTC
in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 bug is reproduced

if you position the cursor in any cell of the table, and then double-press the shortcut Ctrl + A (to select the entire table) icons also become inactive
Comment 4 Terrence Enger 2015-10-05 20:42:35 UTC
I see the reported problem with LibreOffice as delivered with
debian-wheezy.  So, setting version field to 3.5.4 release.

Additional observations ...

(*) With the whole column selected, right-click menu offers option
    Cell, which however shows "<No selection possible>".  At least the
    toolbar buttons and the pop-up menu agree with each other.
(*) With the whole column selected, formatting remains disabled
    through multiple click above the column.
(*) However, with merged cells in a row extending into the column with
    merged cells,
      - a click above the either column selects both columns and
        formatting is disabled.
      - subsequent clicks above either column select both columns and
        formatting is enabled.
(*) With merged cells in a row, when you select the row, formatting is

Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-01-03 19:36:09 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Roman Kuznetsov 2017-01-04 08:07:28 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Roman Kuznetsov 2017-12-20 20:54:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2018-12-23 03:48:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Timur 2018-12-24 16:36:49 UTC
Repro 6.3+ for attached ODT. Note read-only cells in status bar. 
I attached another example ODT attachment 147802 [details] with repro and no-repro tables.
Comment 10 Timur 2018-12-24 16:41:49 UTC
Created attachment 147803 [details]
Example ODT with more repro and no-repro tables
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2020-12-24 03:53:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 12 Roman Kuznetsov 2020-12-24 20:34:38 UTC
still repro in

Build ID: 4e63ec27b69fa01ff610c894c9fbf05c377a6179
CPU threads: 4; OS: Mac OS X 10.16; UI render: default; VCL: osx
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 13 QA Administrators 2022-12-25 03:21:42 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 14 Roman Kuznetsov 2023-01-04 22:05:21 UTC
Still repro in

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: ec2f1d73936c9d8cee83c0887170e9ecb8f044ba
CPU threads: 16; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19045; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI: en-US
Calc: CL threaded
Comment 15 Buovjaga 2024-01-30 10:39:15 UTC
*** Bug 159112 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 16 Buovjaga 2024-01-30 10:40:13 UTC
(In reply to Buovjaga from comment #15)
> *** Bug 159112 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

For this one I bibisected a behaviour change for selecting a column with Linux 43all repo to the range https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/log/?qt=range&q=c29af1572ad15ac5199a09e5812fb8354c165329..bed0447cefb949fc77cfde7543397d96590082ba so around version 4.0.

Even in the oldest of 43all repo, selecting all by pressing Ctrl-A twice disables the formatting toolbar buttons.