Issue 19002

Summary: "UserField" in all OO applications
Product: Writer Reporter: Unknown <non-migrated>
Component: codeAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: ACCEPTED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 1.1 RC3   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows 2000   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description Unknown 2003-09-03 09:01:19 UTC
I assess how to port a MS Office plug-in to OO / SO (mainly on Windows and
Linux) with Java. The MS Office plug-in communicates with an application server
(sort-of) through DCOM. The connection appeared as fields in the document; its
results are inserted into the document as strings (and refreshed like all other

Now I know that you can insert custom fields ("UserFields") into OO text
documents (even without making them a visible part of the document) and fill
them with arbitrary content. We will develop these fields with Java and also add
menus and toolbars with Java (which can be done since OO 1.1 RC 1, AFAIK).

Now the problem is that none of the other OO applications have such a
"UserField".  So enhancement documents with custom fields is only possible in
the word processor.  That is why I request to add the "UserField" from the word
processor to all OO applications.
Comment 1 ooo 2003-09-03 11:49:03 UTC
This is an implementation issue, the API is specified.  The EditEngine
(the text component used for Draw and Calc) has currently no
maintainer.  It is planned (long term) to use Writer instead.  
Anyway, I am forwarding this issue because it is not an API issue.
Comment 2 andreas.martens 2003-09-12 14:14:59 UTC
Comment 3 andreas.martens 2003-09-15 08:05:44 UTC
Comment 4 andreas.martens 2003-09-15 08:07:11 UTC
In the long run we'll have nearly all Writer possibilities in every
text box.
Comment 5 stefan.baltzer 2003-10-13 11:13:30 UTC
SBA: According to the roadmap 
(see this issue was retargeted to 
"OOo Later".