Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 504984
[.sxw]Some of the items in the status bar don't work.
Last modified: 2013-07-02 21:33:45 EDT
Description of problem:
To .sxw document, the forth item in the status bar is blank. and when double click it, it still blank. To the fifth item in the status bar,when it is EXT mode, it can not be changed to ADD mode, only can be changed to STD mode.
But to other document style, this function is OK.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open an existing text document(.sxw)
2.Click on the forth item in the status bar
*Note: INSERT-you could insert new words into the document
OVER-you will replace the existing content in the
3.Click the fifth item in the status bar
* Note: STD select cell according to yourself;
EXT:select one cell ,and then turn the selection status to
EXT,and click on the other cell,it will select a range from
the first selected cell to the second selected cell.
ADD:add a cell into current selected range of cells
4.Insert a table,and click in the cell,watch the last item in
the status bar
1.The forth item in the status bar is blank. and when double click it, it still blank.
2.when it is EXT mode, it can not be changed to ADD mode.
1.There is INSERT or OVER in the forth item in the status bar.At the same time, they can be correctly used.
2.Change the mode to ADD, a cell will be added into current selected range of cells.
I have no such problems. Are you sure for "1.The forth item in the status bar is blank. and when double click it, it still blank" that you have a read-write document. Maybe you opened a read-only document, in which case you can't INSERT or OVERWRITE any content so its now shown.
Created attachment 347323 [details]
the .sxw document
(In reply to comment #1)
> I have no such problems. Are you sure for "1.The forth item in the status bar
> is blank. and when double click it, it still blank" that you have a read-write
> document. Maybe you opened a read-only document, in which case you can't INSERT
> or OVERWRITE any content so its now shown.
Yes, I'm sure that I have the rights to r-w. Maybe you can try the .sxw document I just attached.
Ah, edit->changes and untick record and then it should appear. "overwrite" mode (which is what you also get if you simply press the "insert" key to toggle between them) is disabled when change tracking is enabled, in order to correctly record what changes you are making.
Can you try with a document that does not have change tracking enabled, or just toggle it off in this document.
after untick Edit->Changes->Record and press Insert key, we can use the function of insert and overwrite.
but what about the ADD mode? Is this function OK or just I need to set before use it?
First just try, without any tables involved, to use those modes to get a feel for what they do. STD is a normal selection, EXT means that when you have a selection, then where you click to the selection extends to, and ADD then means you can make a *second* selection and both selections will exist as a "multi-selection"
Tables make things very complicated, with their grid structure its not really possible to select e.g. three arbitrary cells like two from one column using STD, to then click ADD and add one from a different column, so when you enter a table some of those modes which can't be implemented for tables are disabled.
There isn't a bug there with ADD and those tables, it seems to be working as currently intended. Though implementing arbitrary cell selection would be cool and allow ADD to be enabled when inside tables. So I don't think anything is broken with ADD not available inside tables, just not possible with the current technology.
There's a small sub-issue which I've logged upstream with a patch, but otherwise in general I don't see a need to implement the complicated multi-selection cell mechanism which would be required to provide the functionality which is tied to the missing selection mode in the statusbar when the selection includes table cells.
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