Issue 124321

Summary: A User is Unable to See Areas of Hidden Text in a Document Once Something is Marked Hidden
Product: Writer Reporter: Amalia <amalia_ocejo>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Severity: Normal    
Priority: P3 CC: issues, openoffice, rainerbielefeld_ooo_qa, rb.henschel
Version: 4.0.1Keywords: needmoreinfo
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows 7   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---
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Step by Step Instructions to Recreate the Problem and screen shots to illustrate the problem.
Screen shot showing Insert Section dialog box none

Description Amalia 2014-02-26 22:52:24 UTC
Created attachment 82724 [details]
Step by Step Instructions to Recreate the Problem and screen shots to illustrate the problem.

Problem:  I am unable to see in a document where something may have beem marked as Hidden.  Once something has been selected and marked as Hidden, the selected item disappears from the document view.  There is no special marking on the document to indicate there was something hidden.  THerfore, anyone viewing a document with hidden text will never know there are things being hidden.

Expected Result:  An indicator to the user that something is hidden when something has been marked as hidden.

Impact:  I think this would impact processes around reviewing legal and process documentation that must requires sign off and an understanding by multiple parties.  There are no identified impacts to other functionality within the program.

Steps to Recreate:
•	OpenOffice Writer is Open
•	Navigator is displayed
•	Document with Text is displayed and ready to use
(2)Select text on the document
(3)Select <Insert> from ToolBar
(4)Select <Section>from Drop Down Menu
(5)<Insert Section> dialogue box appears
(6)Select <Hide> Checkbox from dialogue box
(7)Click <Insert> Button from dialogue box
(8)Selected Text is no longer visible on document.
....any viewer from this point on would not know or be able to detect on the document that any line of text has been marked hidden.

Attachments:  See attached document that illustrates the problem.

Additional Notes:  This bug report is steming from Bug 46729 where I thought the original author was reporting two distinct bugs in one bug report.  I am parsing the two bugs into seperate bug reports to ensure each is given it's due dilligence.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-02-27 05:55:11 UTC
To be honest, I can't imagine what the problem here might be

NOT reproducible with "AOO 4.0.1 Release – German UI / German locale [AOO401m5(Build:9714)  -  Rev. 1524958 2013-09-20 11:40:29]" on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit)", “historic” 4.0 User Profile used for all predecessor versions.

My Test:
0. From AOO Start Center open new Writer document
1. Type 3 Paragraphs "Line 1", "Line 2", "Line 3",
2. Select all Paragraph 2 "Line 2"
3. Menu 'Insert -> Section - check "Hide" -> [Insert]'
   > "Line 2" text has disappeared, Navigator will show a section
      "Section1" what is greyed to show that section is hidden.

That is exactly what help says: "The components of a hidden sections appear gray in the Navigator. When you rest your mouse pointer over a hidden component in the Navigator, the Help tip "hidden" is displayed.

And it's the characteristic of hidden things that they are hidden ...

The only enhancement I can imagine as a progress would be a feature 'show all hidden sections' what would make all  hidden sections visible, may be with an additional mark like gray background in document or so so that they can be found easily

What exactly is your problem?
Comment 2 beckyfiedler 2014-03-04 16:30:00 UTC
Using AOO 4.0.1 on Windows 7

Amalia indicated her report is related to bug 46729. The original report requested the ability to show/hide text from the context menu. 

Rainier Bielefeld suggested "show all hidden sections" as a possible enhancement to the original document. 

I think it would also be useful for the document creator to be able to show previously hidden text in much the same way one can show and hide columns in a spreadsheet. I expected that I would be able do that by unchecking the Hide box to unhide it. That did not work. When I selected a previously hidden section that I now wanted to show, the Hide checkbox was no longer checked. (See attached screenshot)

I searched the User Documentation and didn't see a way to show the text, once hidden.
Comment 3 beckyfiedler 2014-03-04 16:32:13 UTC
Created attachment 82795 [details]
Screen shot showing Insert Section dialog box

The selected section 1 is currently hidden. Notice that the Hide checkbox is unchecked even though the text remains hidden.
Comment 4 Regina Henschel 2014-03-04 18:07:54 UTC
I see no bug here. It is the purpose of "Hide" to make the section invisible.

A hidden section is still listed in the Navigator. It is written there in gray. That can be seen in the picture in the "Step by Step Instructions..". Or you use "Format > Sections", which lists hidden sections too.

"Insert > Section" is the wrong tool to examine existing sections.