Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Insert | Graphic over graphic opens Graphics dialog (should offer option to replace image)|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||deluxe, fenixproductions, grmccormack, hagar_de_lest, info, issues, jbf.faure, mey.wer, rb.henschel, simonbr, vaurynov, werbung|
|Version:||OOo 1.1 Beta||Keywords:||oooqa, rfe_eval_ok, usability|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description Unknown 2003-03-31 20:54:04 UTC
Steps: 1) Create a new text document. 2) Add a few paragraphs. 3) Insert a graphic from a file: Insert | Graphics | From File 4) Add a paragraph after the graphic. 5) Click on the graphic. 6) Choose Insert | Graphics | From File from the menu. Observed: The Graphics dialog opens. Expected: To be prompted to choose a new file, which would replace the selected graphic.
Comment 1 h.ilter 2003-04-01 08:58:36 UTC
This is not a defect, Type is changed to Enhancement.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2003-04-16 15:31:40 UTC
Set to "NEW"
Comment 3 tamblyne 2003-08-27 06:24:23 UTC
*** Issue 18205 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 acli 2004-01-18 23:16:41 UTC
*** Issue 24537 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 acli 2004-01-18 23:17:46 UTC
Observed on GNU/Linux, OOo 1.1.1a
Comment 6 lohmaier 2006-02-04 16:38:16 UTC
some janitorial tasks (setting keywords, reassigning, enhancing summary a bit)
Comment 7 lohmaier 2006-02-04 16:40:08 UTC
*** Issue 4076 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 lohmaier 2006-02-04 16:40:58 UTC
*** Issue 46169 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 lohmaier 2006-02-04 16:41:58 UTC
*** Issue 49640 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 lohmaier 2006-02-04 16:42:40 UTC
*** Issue 61587 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 lohmaier 2006-02-24 15:41:25 UTC
*** Issue 62362 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 12 simonbr 2008-04-01 09:07:13 UTC
Why is this not considered a defect??? If I select the menu option "Insert image" I want to be able to do what that menu promises: insert an image, not editing the existing image properties (if I wanted to do that I would have chosen Format - Image). So this is clearly wrong. This bug still exists in version 2.3.
Comment 13 sukhinov_anton 2008-09-11 08:26:48 UTC
The bug is still in 3.0 RC1 :(
Comment 14 eric.savary 2009-05-09 12:06:39 UTC
*** Issue 101705 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 15 parity 2009-05-09 12:09:56 UTC
I just reported Issue 101706. I think that the behavior in OOo is inconsistent when you have a look at the different applications.
Comment 16 parity 2009-05-09 12:11:32 UTC
I agree to simonbr. This issue is a DEFECT not an ENHANCEMENT. The behavior is wrong.
Comment 17 jbf.faure 2009-05-10 10:09:18 UTC
If image is linked, current behaviour allows to replace it by another one. So, for me it's not a defect but an enhancement. Regards JBF
Comment 18 Mathias_Bauer 2009-05-14 12:01:19 UTC
This issue has a lot of duplicates and I agree that the inconsistency with other applications as well as the "surprising" implementation deserve an investigation. I agree that this has to be treated as a defect. That does not mean that it isn't one, but it's either correct behavior (and so it should be "WONTFIX") or it's rubbish (and then it's a defect). So I've set the target to "3.x" and grabbed the issue. I would be pleased to get an explanation why Writer does behave that way.
Comment 19 michael.ruess 2009-10-01 14:38:27 UTC
*** Issue 105519 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 20 jolatt 2009-10-01 19:28:57 UTC
IMHO this is in any case a bug. Note: The behaviour with drag & drop is another. Both behaviour should be equal.
Comment 21 eric.savary 2009-10-27 13:52:26 UTC
*** Issue 106340 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 22 Uwe Altmann 2009-10-27 14:39:12 UTC
I got this on MacIntel and filed issue 106340 (which is a dupe -shame on me) but some comments from that: If the picture is linked, one could change the link in properties dialog and so replace it. Nevertheless program behavior should be consistent and changing just the link should be regarded as a second way to do the same thing. In Draw it's working fine as expected - means: File open Dialog opens. But then the selected image gets not replaced but selection is ignored and the newly inserted image gets just placed over the old one and does not replace it. Under XP Insert > Picture > From fileâ€¦ is inactive when a picture is selected which also is not the expected behavior.
Comment 23 eric.savary 2009-11-10 23:37:02 UTC
*** Issue 106786 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 24 eric.savary 2009-12-15 20:26:30 UTC
*** Issue 107704 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 25 meywer 2009-12-15 20:41:29 UTC
Btw. It wouldn't be a defect, if the menu Insert - Picture was shadowed and unchoosable while there is a picture selected. But it would even better to change the behavior of writer in the mentioned way - to get the possibility to replace pictures.
Comment 26 siarhei 2011-04-08 08:42:38 UTC
I have the same request. Recently I switched back from using OpenOffice 3.3.0 back to using version 3.1.0 just because I want to be able to replace graphs in my presentations, and the most recent version just inserts a new image instead of replacing the selected one. When I need to make a presentation on a progress in my project, it is very good to start working on the presentation in advance. I put into the presentation the preliminary results and the day before the presentation I want to be able to update the plots with the most recent results. In version 3.3.0 I had to remake essentially the whole presentation from scratch, since all the formatting has to be redone, while in version 3.1.0 the task is easy, since the selected plots are just replaced in place. I hope you will get the feature back in the new releases. Thank you!
Comment 27 Regina Henschel 2013-06-17 17:27:36 UTC
*** Issue 88132 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 28 Regina Henschel 2013-06-17 17:28:42 UTC
*** Issue 81057 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 29 Regina Henschel 2013-06-17 17:33:45 UTC
*** Issue 115816 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 30 Regina Henschel 2013-06-17 17:35:50 UTC
*** Issue 122551 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 31 Regina Henschel 2013-06-17 17:43:04 UTC
Notice, that the problem is not only in Writer. But the behavior of Insert in the case a picture/image/graphic/bitmap (or how you call it) is selected, is inconsistent between the modules and not as users expect. The list of duplicates is actually longer, because some of them have references to other duplicates. The length of this list shows, that it is a severe usability problem that should be solved soon. Mathias: The issue is still assigned to you. Are you willing to work on it? Otherwise please set it back to default.