Issue 108074

Summary: Text box with Korean characters can't be selected for editing
Product: Impress Reporter: woojinlee <wlee>
Component: editingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: UNCONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues, johnww.m, rainerbielefeld_ooo_qa
Version: OOO320m8Keywords: CJK, needhelp
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux, all   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---
Description Flags
test file with edit problem
Screen capture video demonstrating the problem
Screen capture video of OO that behaves correctly
Screen capture video of OO 3.2 RC1 that behaves incorrectly none

Description woojinlee 2010-01-05 02:10:26 UTC
Often times, powerpoint (ppt format) files with korean text has problem in
impress where the text boxes with korean characters can't be selected for editing.
I have example files I can upload if necessary.


Comment 1 woojinlee 2010-01-05 02:12:18 UTC
Created attachment 66986 [details]
test file with edit problem
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld 2010-01-05 06:56:47 UTC
NOT reproducible with "Ooo 3.1.1 WIN XP DE[OOO310m19 (Build 9420)]"! Linux specific?
Can't check with 320m8

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Comment 3 wolframgarten 2010-01-05 10:35:48 UTC
Sorry, not reproducible under Linux using m8. Dragging  window over the textbox
selects it. Clicking into the text selects the box and sets the cursor into it.
Comment 4 woojinlee 2010-01-06 02:48:10 UTC
Created attachment 67004 [details]
Screen capture video demonstrating the problem
Comment 5 woojinlee 2010-01-06 03:03:18 UTC
Created attachment 67005 [details]
Screen capture video of OO that behaves correctly
Comment 6 woojinlee 2010-01-06 03:05:05 UTC
Created attachment 67006 [details]
Screen capture video of OO 3.2 RC1 that behaves incorrectly
Comment 7 woojinlee 2010-01-06 03:11:30 UTC
Here are the ogg videos:  capture1.ogv and capture2.ogv

I have the presentation file loaded in two separate instances of impress.

capture1 shows the that comes with opensuse 11.2.  As shown in video,
the pointer changes from arrow to "I" as it moves over the text and I can select
the text fine.

capture2 shows the 3.2.0 rc1 from  In the video, the pointer
stays as an arrow instead of changing to "I" when it moves over the korean
characters.  It behaves normally when moving over the title box in english


Comment 8 wolframgarten 2010-01-06 12:00:09 UTC
Ican partly reproduce the problem with 3.1.1 under linux. but in OOO320_m8 the
behavior is gone. Please have a look if it works for you, too. Thanks for the
Comment 9 woojinlee 2010-01-07 02:27:07 UTC
The capture2.ogv video is 000320m8 and that's the one having problem with
selecting the text box.  By the way, I'm running opensuse 11.2 with English as
the primary language and Korean as the secondary language.  Also running kde 4.3.4.


Comment 10 Rob Weir 2013-02-02 02:58:20 UTC
This Issue requires more information ('needmoreinfo'), but has not been updated
within the last year. Please provide feedback as requested and re-test with the the latest version of OpenOffice - the problem(s) may already be addressed. 

You can download Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 from

Please report back the outcome of your testing, so this Issue may be closed or
progressed as necessary - otherwise the issue may be Resolved as Invalid in the
Comment 11 John McLaughlin 2014-06-14 00:18:16 UTC
OO 4.1.0
Windows XP

I do not have access to a Linux machine as the original post had used, but I am unable to reproduce the issue using OpenOffice Impress 4.1.0 using Windows XP.

The steps I took in trying to reproduce this bug:

1) Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Languages Tab > Check 'Install files for East Asian languages

Initial Test
1) Create a new Impress presentation with Korean characters in a text box
2) Successfully edited the contents of the text box

Follow-up steps:
1) Download original posts sample presentation that had previously seen the issue
2) Successfully edited the contents of the text box

Additional Follow-up steps
1) Added other alphabet characters from other languages to the slides (Chinese & Japanese)
2) Successfully edited the contents of the text box