Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Allow form-Fields to Expand and Contract Dynamically|
|Component:||editing||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P4||CC:||issues, sgautier.ooo, stp|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description ggalt 2002-02-07 15:29:48 UTC
Currently, fields that a user places in a document (to be filled in later by a database or another user) are static in length. This means that when data is inserted in a field that is either longer or shorter than the static field length, the information is either truncated (in the printout), or white space is left at the end of the field. This results in unprofessional documents and prevents the use of fields for creating forms that can be filled in later by other users (especially if the document is locked to prevent the user from changing important aspects of the document, such a contract language). The fields should expand and contract dynamically, and even wrap around to the next line if the input is long enough. This would allow, for example, the legal department to create a contract form with blanks for price, date, and name and address of contracting party, that a salesperson could fill in later. If the document is locked (and preferably the lock is password protected), the salesperson could not change any of the legal language, but could still generate a contract that looked professional. FYI, this is the way that MS Word currently works with fields and it can be quite useful.
Comment 1 stx123 2002-02-08 18:08:47 UTC
moving to component "wordprocessor"
Comment 2 stx123 2002-02-14 00:22:56 UTC
Reassign issue to owner of selected subcomponent
Comment 3 stefan.baltzer 2002-05-24 10:18:59 UTC
George: I hope you are familiar with sections. They might be helpful for the scenarios you described (they can be set to read only, have PW protection, be hidden with conditions, have dynamic content...). Reassigned to Christian.
Comment 4 christian.jansen 2003-02-10 12:32:08 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2003-07-14 11:34:54 UTC
Changed target milestone.
Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2003-10-24 10:51:22 UTC
This issue is considered for 'Office later' as it is not part of a keyfeature (PCD) for 'Q'.
Comment 7 sgautier.ooo 2004-09-14 11:23:41 UTC
reassigning & adding keywords according to new RFE process - sophie
Comment 8 lohmaier 2004-09-17 01:32:55 UTC
? Should be possible in current builds. Please check again.
Comment 9 sgautier.ooo 2004-09-17 09:24:52 UTC
Hi Christian, May be I'm wrong, but from what I've checked in m51, you can add scrollbars to a field or input multiline text, but the field itself is still static. It can't expand or contract dinamically. Sophie
Comment 10 lohmaier 2004-10-25 21:10:01 UTC
I think we're talking about different "fields" then. It took me a while until I realized that this issue is about form-elements. -> extending summary. Database fields work as expected, Input fields work as expected. As mentioned before, you probably don't need to stick with form fields, there are other possibilities in Writer...