Bug 99801 - Search and replace does not work on footnotes
Summary: Search and replace does not work on footnotes
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Find-Search Footnote-Endnote
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Reported: 2016-05-12 16:14 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2017-07-28 00:23 UTC (History)
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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2016-05-12 16:14:03 UTC
Search and replace does not work on footnotes unless the cursor is in a footnote

This is unintuitive and there is no easy way to enable S&R with ot without footnotes
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2016-05-13 21:27:37 UTC
Hi Nicolas,

Thanks for reporting - I cannot confirm this on a recent daily build: Version:
Build ID: 52871b360c73efd59bfbc811b8b89a02b6375b29
CPU Threads: 2; OS Version: Linux 4.4; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86@71-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2016-05-07_00:52:43
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL.UTF-8)

nor in

Do you have a specific file? Can you test in ?

ciao - Cor
Comment 2 Nicolas Mailhot 2016-05-14 08:39:43 UTC
I hit it while anonymizing

(in 5.1.3 win32 7 release but it does not exist in bugzilla)

It needed specific workarounds for S&R to work on footnotes, IIRC even putting the cursor in a footnote was insufficient, I needed to select some text there too
Comment 3 Nicolas Mailhot 2016-05-14 08:59:45 UTC
(that was the variant where I had removed the right margin text areas in openoffice.org before, since they kill S&R in LO pretty effectively. With all the bugs it triggers I had to re-anonimize the production file a couple of times)
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2016-05-17 11:36:30 UTC
(In reply to Nicolas Mailhot from comment #2)
> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/attachment.cgi?id=125013

On page 6 there is a footnote. I can search and replace in it just fine without cursor being inside it.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Version: (x64)
Build ID: 644e4637d1d8544fd9f56425bd6cec110e49301b
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.1; UI Render: default; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)

Build ID: 3d27afd26f7b85c46a7c7d08498000b9dbcea1c8
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Windows 6.1; UI Render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2016-05-09_02:42:15
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 5 Aron Budea 2016-12-17 19:14:27 UTC
Nicolas, can you elaborate on the reproduction steps? (and preferably, try with current 5.2.3 or 5.3beta2 releases)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2017-06-28 12:36:32 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
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