Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||(add) date fields (which) should not update until doc is edited|
|Component:||editing||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||issues, josef.latt, lars_o_hansen|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description wizangzing 2005-12-28 23:23:57 UTC
Background: Date fields (not fixed date fields) currently update to the current date as soon as you open the document. In my experience, these fields are typically used to record the date of the document, meaning the date it was last updated, and are used so the author doesn't have to remember to manually change the date. Issues: -1- you can't open a document to find out when it was last edited (and, if it is the version you want) because the date changes as soon as you open it, and -2- if you open the document to print it, the printout has the date the doc was printed instead of the date it was written. Possible solutions: -1- do not update date field values until the "dirty" flag is set indicating the document has been modified, i.e. change the date value when you ungrey the Save button. -2- push the date value change onto the undo stack so that if you undo your changes back to the point where the save button is grey again, the date is restored. -3- if enough people like the current behaviour, a new field type can be added with the proposed behavior, perhaps called "date modified". personally, I think the change should be made directly to the date field.
Comment 1 jolatt 2005-12-29 08:48:12 UTC
There are other field types like changed, created, last print. You can find it under the tab 'Dokumentinfo' (German).
Comment 2 lars 2006-01-01 22:02:31 UTC
as jolatt pointed out Insert -> Fields -> Other -> DocInformation -> Modified is what you are looking for. Nevertheless according to http://qa.openoffice.org/ issue_handling/workflowcharts/RFE_issues_by_QA.sxd I reassign this issue to requirements and set the status to New