[UPSTREAM] Writer: unable to select multiple pictures with SHIFT

Bug #1332875 reported by crysman on 2014-06-21
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libreoffice (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am unable to select multiple pictures with SHIFT. It used to work normally aprx. a year-two ago, what've happened? This is VERY unpleasant bug!

You may reproduce it easily:
1) create a new document
2) insert two PNG images via Insert -> Image
3) try to select them both with SHIFT

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: libreoffice-core 1:4.2.3~rc3-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-29.53-generic
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-29-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Sat Jun 21 22:17:58 2014
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-26 (238 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016)
SourcePackage: libreoffice
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-06-11 (10 days ago)

Sometimes I create documents with lot of raster images. These images should be equal by width, hight, contrast and brightness. I should select each of image and manually set many parameters. It is heavy, tiresome and boresome.

I propose to add ability to select several raster images at once.

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Agree with the enhancement request. Setting to medium priority & setting as NEW

Summary edited for clarity (was not showing up in searches for "multiple").

crysman (crysman) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

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

This feature seems to be quite popular: question is seen around 180 times per month (excluding search robots) -> http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/28839/how-to-select-multiple-pictures-in-writer/

Another questioner: http://en.libreofficeforum.org/node/5035

Bug exists in LibreOffice 5.0 (Ubuntu 12.04.5 with PPA, 1:5.0.0~rc5-0ubuntu1~precise1).

Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

Bug exists in LibreOffice 5.0 (Ubuntu 12.04.5 with PPA, 1:5.0.0~rc5-0ubuntu1~precise1).

summary: - Writer: unable to select multiple pictures with SHIFT
+ [UPSTREAM] Writer: unable to select multiple pictures with SHIFT
Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → Confirmed

*** Bug 96904 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

I am using LibreOffice Version: Build ID: 1:5.1.0~rc3-0ubuntu1~trusty0; the bug is still there.


Just changed affected hardware and OS to "All".


Changed first version affected to the one I am currently using: 4.2.8 from Ubuntu 14.04.

Changed in df-libreoffice:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
crysman (crysman) wrote :

Hello, please, why is this set to invalid?

I'm running Xubuntu with Libreoffice Version: Build ID: 1:6.0.7-0ubuntu0.18.04.5

and this bug (unable to select multiple images) is still existent/persists.

selecting multiple drawings (e.g. circles or squares with SHIFT works, though)

Sorry crysman, yes this issue is still present. I forgot to link it to the duplicate [1] which is still being tracked. My apologies.

[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/1481835

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