Issue 50839

Summary: Input field without fill-in-contents is not clickable
Product: Writer Reporter: dalo <dalo>
Component: editingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P4 CC: baumux, chris_mux, chrlutz, issues, mux2005, strob08,
Version: OOo 2.1   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---
Description Flags
Test example of non clickable/ clickable input fied
Illustrating Screenshot: selecting hand only visible with filled-in fields none

Description dalo 2005-06-16 15:57:52 UTC
Ooo 2.0 beta 680m104 version.

When using input fields i tend to let them empty on a template to let the user
fill them in by clicking on the gray vertical tiny field.

Name: i fill in, contents i leave it empty

A trick could be to enter at least a space to make them clickable, but it's
nevertheless an issue that should be avoided.
Comment 1 dalo 2005-06-16 15:58:52 UTC
Created attachment 27247 [details]
Test example of non clickable/ clickable input fied
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2005-06-17 08:29:59 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 3 eric.savary 2005-06-17 14:53:20 UTC
Indeed, an input field with an empty description cannot be edited by clicking on
it except when this input field is placed at beginning of a line (there appears
then a special mouse pointer on over).

But it is anytime possible to place the cursor on the field and to press
Comment 4 mux2005 2006-01-24 08:23:08 UTC
The description is not completely accurate. Empty input fields are editable if

a) they're the only thing in a paragraph
b) there's at least one character after the input field.

So a better workaround than putting a space into the input field (which the user
may delete) is to put a space AFTER the input field.
Comment 5 dalo 2007-01-22 12:57:17 UTC
Created attachment 42376 [details]
Illustrating Screenshot: selecting hand only visible with filled-in fields
Comment 6 dalo 2007-01-22 13:03:31 UTC
Retested on OOo 2.1/Win XP

Additional comment: The first field in the Test example shows - see screenshot -
that even when putting a space in front or behind (which on itself is also not
obvious) the empty field - ready to be filled in - is not showing any signs of
being clickable.
The 'click-finger' cursor is not visible.

This is of course not a critical bug but rather a grave usability issue - no
matter the workarounds - but it remains a burden when trying to convince
stubborn MS Word users.
Comment 7 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:24:40 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".
Comment 8 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:26:12 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".