[REGRESSION] Openoffice Italic doesn't work

Bug #153536 reported by gmlion on 2007-10-17
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
openoffice.org (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: openoffice.org-writer

The Italic button sometimes doesn't work, in random places of the document. Sadly, I can honly hope this is reproducible. Sometimes it doesn't turn on, other times it doesn't turn off (i had to CTRL+SPACE to turn it off). I'm running latest Gutsy (sadly, because it's an updated RC).

Clay Weber (claydoh) wrote :

I can confirm this, in Kubuntu Gutsy.

For me it seems random as well. This doesn't happen every time I open a new or existing document.
If I select italic text, it is fine, but on the same line I cannot turn it off, I have to go to a new line. It can occur both directions, that is turning italic text off or on does not change the text.

Using the keyboard shortcut (ctrl-i) , this also can happen as well

Clay Weber (claydoh) wrote :

To clarify:

Type some normal text. Then, either click the italic button (or ctrl-i) and type more text. Often, the text is not typed in italic as desired.

Mitch Golden (mgolden) wrote :

Can you tell us more about the configuration of your system? How did you install Gutsy - was it an upgrade? I am unable to duplicate this bug.

gmlion (gm-l) wrote :

Yes, it was updated since Beta 3 to the final release. Will try a fresh install soon, if no other confirmations arrive.

gmlion (gm-l) wrote :

I have it confirmed on a computer of a friend of mine, but I still don't know if it was a fresh install or an upgrade from a pre-release version. I will ask ASAP.

gmlion (gm-l) wrote :

Ok. New OpenOffice arrived but bug still present. And the installation of my friend was a *fresh* one

Todd Deshane (deshantm) wrote :

I can confirm that this exists on my fresh install of gusty on my i386 laptop.

I can't seem to find a pattern either. It will work fine for awhile, but as mentioned above after playing around with it. It either gets in a "stuck on" or "stuck off". Moving away from the line seems to also work to fix the problem

Changed in openoffice.org:
status: New → Confirmed
anachreon (anachreon-) wrote :

I can also confirm this bug on Kubuntu Gutsy. The problem did not exist before I upgraded from Feisty to Gutsy. Basically, italic and bold work by hitting ctrl+b or ctrl+i IF I have text selected. But if I want to type a word in italic or bold by either clicking the button or hitting the hotkey and THEN typing, they don't work. Similarly, if I have already typed a bold or italic word and want to turn off bold or italic formatting, I have to type bold or italic text, select it, and THEN click the formatting button or press the hotkey, I can't simply have the cursor after the formatted text and turn bold or italic off.

Clay Weber (claydoh) wrote :

it is a known bug in OOo 2.3, to be fixed in 2.3.1 due in December

Christian Reis (kiko) on 2007-10-30
Changed in openoffice:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in openoffice:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Martin Božič (martin-bozic) wrote :

I'm having a problem with the Italic button in OpenOffice.org Writer. I can't turn it off after I write a word in italic, but I can write normally elsewhere.

I usually use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+i, but for turning it off neither way works now. Bold and underline button work without problems.

Chris Cheney (ccheney) wrote :

I believe that this bug has been corrected in Ubuntu hardy openoffice.org 1:2.4.0~rc2-1ubuntu3 so I am marking it as Fix Released. If after upgrading you continue to have problems with this issue then feel free to reopen this bug.


Chris Cheney

Changed in openoffice.org:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released

Bug is back today. Italics works fine both ways with Times New Roman,
but not with Nimbus Roman No 9 L. It can't be closed using ctr+i or the
I button (or more correct K-button, since my language is Swedish, kursiv)
Hans O

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