Bug 96706 - Writer text boxes do not apply default style
Summary: Writer text boxes do not apply default style
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 112055 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Textbox
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Reported: 2015-12-24 08:30 UTC by Antonello
Modified: 2023-04-08 03:25 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Descriptive screenshot (33.68 KB, image/png)
2015-12-24 08:30 UTC, Antonello
Example odt (12.29 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2015-12-24 08:31 UTC, Antonello

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Description Antonello 2015-12-24 08:30:36 UTC
Created attachment 121528 [details]
Descriptive screenshot

Steps to reproduce:
1) In libreoffice writer write some normal text and then add a text box using the AI icon button (see screenshot)
2) Change any of the Default style element (e.g. font red)
3) Changes are applied only to the "normal" paragraph, but not on the content of text box.

Expected behaviour:
As the "Default style" acts as master, the content of the box should apply the new style definition as well.
Comment 1 Antonello 2015-12-24 08:31:18 UTC
Created attachment 121529 [details]
Example odt
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2015-12-27 16:09:28 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: a4764cfa80270f973da5861d0ddc28298bf16f4d
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.1; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-12-24_22:45:12
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2017-12-08 08:07:24 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Telesto 2018-02-15 19:49:33 UTC
Build ID: 06cfd5a962f9d8d9462fc270f1b1f730c90bddfe
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.3; UI render: default; 
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); Calc: CL
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2018-02-21 09:21:25 UTC
*** Bug 112055 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Telesto 2018-02-21 11:03:42 UTC
For the record. Quote from bug 112055 comment 4; 

Regina Henschel

Currently the elements inside the text box are not able to use custom styles (those from styles.xml). That is a limitation of LibreOffice and not covered by file format.

Currently the <span> elements in the paragraphs inside the text box can use the same automatic styles as the <span> elements in the original text. LibreOffice uses it already, but not in all cases. That can be improved, but the current solution is not really an error.

The real problem is, that the paragraph styles are not handled correctly. The original text uses paragraph style "Standard", which is "Default style" in the UI. Because of the lacking feature of using custom styles from styles.xml, currently special automatic paragraph styles are generated in custom.xml. But that is wrongly done. It would be sufficient, if these special styles would get a style:parent-style-name="Standard" and nothing else. And in case the original text uses already an automatic paragraph style, the same automatic style can be used directly in the text-box.

That is about file format. Changes in the internal model might be more difficult.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2019-04-07 03:44:27 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2021-04-07 03:53:40 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Antonello 2021-04-07 09:49:07 UTC
Bug still present in LO

Build ID: 1:6.4.6-0ubuntu0.20.04.1
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: en-GB (en_GB.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-GB
Calc: threaded
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2023-04-08 03:25:31 UTC
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