[Upstream] Unable to edit text in textboxes from Word .doc

Bug #897597 reported by karaluh on 2011-11-29
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LibreOffice
Confirmed
Medium
libreoffice (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10

2) apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
libreoffice-writer:
  Installed: 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric-updates/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:3.4.3-3ubuntu2 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/main i386 Packages

3) What is expected to happen in LibreOffice Writer via the Terminal:

cd ~/Desktop && wget -c https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/897597/+attachment/2612177/+files/Test%20case.doc -O testcase.doc && lowriter -nologo testcase.doc

is when you double click the first textbox (Pzuorn) you can edit the text that is in the textbox.

4) What happens instead is it is not editable, and one writes new text over the old.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: libreoffice-writer 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-14.23-generic 3.0.9
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-14-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Nov 29 10:54:44 2011
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=pl_PL:pl:en_GB:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=pl_PL.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: libreoffice
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-18 (41 days ago)

karaluh (karaluh) wrote :
karaluh (karaluh) wrote :

karaluh, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu better. Regarding your Bug Description comments:
"When you doubleclick the first textbox in attached test case (Pzuorn) you cannot edit the text that is in the textbox, you write new text over the old one instead. Also, several text boxes cannot be even selected, like second one from the top (WznvOsoyowv)."

Please do not stack more than one issue into a bug. This bug will focus on only the first issue mentioned about unable to edit text. Thank you for your understanding.

description: updated

karaluh, thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/BugReport . If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

description: updated
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
summary: - Unable to edit text in doc textboxes
+ Unable to edit text in textboxes from Word .doc
Changed in df-libreoffice:
status: New → Incomplete

Downstream bug may be found at:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/897597

1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu precise (development branch)
Release: 12.04

2) apt-cache policy libreoffice-writer
libreoffice-writer:
  Installed: 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) What is expected to happen in LibreOffice Writer via the Terminal:

cd ~/Desktop && wget -c https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/897597/+attachment/2612177/+files/Test%20case.doc -O testcase.doc && lowriter -nologo testcase.doc

is when you double click the first textbox (Pzuorn) you can edit the text that is in the textbox.

4) What happens instead is it is not editable, and one writes new text over the old.

Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: Incomplete → Unknown
summary: - Unable to edit text in textboxes from Word .doc
+ [Upstream] Unable to edit text in textboxes from Word .doc

I can confirm this with LO 4.1.1. on Windows 7 SP1

Changed in df-libreoffice:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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