Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||File 'open' / 'save as' function does not open directory links.|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Target Milestone:||AOO Later|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description waymonc 2006-08-25 19:54:17 UTC
When saving a file the 'save as' function selects a directory link as the filname rather than navigating through the link to the directory where the link points.
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-26 18:48:56 UTC
@waymonc: I'm sorry, but I don't understand your problem. Please first read our guidelines on <http://qa.openoffice.org/issue_handling/pre_submission.html> and <http://www.openoffice.org/bugs/bug_writing_guidelines.html>, then contribute a clear step by step instruction containing every key press and every mouse click how to reproduce the problem. Do you really only see that problem with WRITER or also CALC?
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2006-08-29 08:10:00 UTC
Comment 3 waymonc 2006-08-29 19:30:43 UTC
A link is a pointer to a file or directory, or in windows parlance, a shortcut. Create a shortcut that points to a directory and try to use the OpenOffice navigation box to get to a sub subdirectory under that link (shortcut). That's where it doesn't work. For example create a shortcut in the My Documents directory that points to the Shared Documents directory. Then try to navigate to a sub-directory in the Shared Documents directory through the link. That's where it doesn't work. Hope that helps.
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-31 14:31:42 UTC
@waymonc: No, unfortunately your comment was not helpful, because you did not heed the hints in the guidelines and my requests. I tried to find about what the report might be and did a test as following with "2.0.2 German version WIN XP: [680m5(Build9011)]". waymonc, pls. tell us whether that is the problem you wanted to report. 1. Open WIN EXPLORER for "My Documents" or similar 2. rightclick - NEW - Link 3. search for an existing OOo file 4. Create Link with name "Test1" and finish 5. rightclick - NEW - Link 6. search for an existing OOo file like in step 3 7. delete filename from complete link, so that only '...\somedirectory\' remains - so you get a link to a directory 8. Create Link with name "Test2" and finish 9. Test link "Test1" by doubleclick in WIN explorer as expected, the OOo document will be opened 10. Test link "Test2" by doubleclick in WIN explorer as expected, EXPLORER window changes to directory that contains the OOo document 11. Start OOo 12. Menu "Tools - OpenOffice.org - General" Uncheck "Use OOo-Dialogues", if it is checked 13. Close dialogue 14. Menu "File Open" 15. Change to folder "My Documents" from Step 1 16. Doubleclick Link "Test1" expected: the linked OOo document should be opened actual: as expected. 17. Menu "File Open" 18. Change to folder "My Documents" from Step 1 19. Doubleclick Link "Test2" 20. expected: EXPLORER window should change to linked folder actual: as expected. 21. Menu "Tools - OpenOffice.org - General" CHECK "Use OOo-Dialogues" 22. REDO starting with step 13 Expected: all should work as with WIN dialogues Actual: "Test1" will open the dialogue for "Coded Text" "Test2" will open the dialogue for "Coded Text"
Comment 5 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-31 15:01:47 UTC
You have a similar effect for "save as": "Test2" will lead to the directory only if "use OOo dialogues" is unchecked.
Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-09-13 08:52:58 UTC
Due to "Additional comments from rainerbielefeld Thu Aug 31 06:31:42 -0700 2006" with amended subject and because of Issue 55843
Comment 7 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-09-15 17:10:13 UTC
*** Issue 55843 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 thorsten.martens 2006-10-16 10:38:26 UTC
TM->requirements: OOoÂ´s own file-dialogs donÂ´t have the ability to open/follow up links. So this issue is not a defect because the problem describes a missing feature. So I set this one to "enhancement".
Comment 9 waymonc 2006-10-16 22:45:59 UTC
How do I sign off on this issue (using the windows dialogs worked)?