Error in Cross-Reference Dialog or in Fields>Other-Dialog when inserting Cross-References

Bug #1022912 reported by Wolfgang Zukrigl on 2012-07-10
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libreoffice (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

How to reproduce the bug:
Insert a picture (for example with Menue Insert > Picture > From File
Right Click on the picture and select “Caption” and enter some text (for example "Example picture one"). You get a footline to the picture wich says “Illustration 1: Example picture one”.
Repeat this for a second picture.
Now try to add a cross-reference to one of the pictures: Place the cursor on some free text-writing-area. Then menue Insert > Cross-reference. In the Type field select “Illustration”. In the Selection field, the shown choices are not “Illustration 1” and “Illustration 2” but “llustration 1” and “llustration 2”. The first letter is missing. ...see screenshot

This really turns into a problem, when I work with my own number-variables:
In some text-area try:
Select Menue Insert > Fields > Other, change to tab Variables. As Type select “Number range”. Note that the above used “Illustration” is also such a number range”. In the Name field type “Example” and push the button Insert. In another Paragraph add also some of these Example-Number-Range-variables. You get the numbers “1”, “2” and so on ...see second screenshot.
Now try to make Cross-References to these numbers:
Put the Cursor in another free text-writing-area and choose from the menu Insert>Cross-reference. As Type choose “Example”. The Selection-Aea remains empty. Expected behaviour: In the Selection Area the Numers 1, 2, and so on appear and can be selected.

My Ubuntu-Version. 12.04, I am using gnome-shell
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
Package: libreoffice 1:3.5.3-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-26.41-generic-pae 3.2.19
Tags: precise
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-26-generic-pae i686
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo

Wolfgang Zukrigl, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu better. Please execute the following command, as it will automatically gather debugging information, in a terminal:
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As well, could you please attach all documents that demonstrate this problem? In addition, could you provide a recording of this via recordmydesktop?

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

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Hello Christpher,
Thank you for guiding me, I didn't know ubuntu-bug.
Find attached the recording with recordmydesktop.

The document to the recorded video above

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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