Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Writer/Calc Properties when saving-as has old info|
|Component:||ui||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P4||CC:||elish, issues, stefan.baltzer|
|Issue Type:||DEFECT||Latest Confirmation in:||4.0.0|
Description nicklevinson 2009-02-09 08:40:05 UTC
When I set OOo 2.4 to give me the Properties dialog for editing automatically whenever I gave the save-as commend, after I complete the Save dialog the Properties dialog comes up after I named the file, yet it shows the file name as "Untitled" and refuses to allow me to change that name, even if I want to, which I hesitate to do lest I slightly misname it. Since the name field appears to be editable, the intent seems to have been allowing editing. If a decision was made against editability, the name should be omitted or shown in a noneditable field, for the sake of usability (not raising expectations that will be unmet). Also, it shows total editing time as zero, suggesting the properties were freshly assembled the instant I called the command. That too is wrong. In an experiment, I saved a new document, viewed its Properties, waited a few seconds, edited by typing a character and deleting it, gave the Save command, and viewed Properties again, wherein total editing time was still zero. I'm stating both points here since they seem closely related in terms of programming. I'm running OOo 2.4 without JRE (Java Runtime Environment) on Fedora Core 4 Linux. Of relevance is issue 20541. Thank you. -- Nick
Comment 1 antares 2009-04-20 20:10:00 UTC
This seems to be a mix of at least 3 issues. I came here because I erroneously thought the name field was editable, spending a couple of minutes to try so. But that field seems to inherit its contents 100% from the file name, which is fixed.
Comment 2 stefan.baltzer 2009-11-05 16:57:52 UTC
Please re-verify your findings in latest build and comment here, thank you. See http://download.openoffice.org for latest versions.
Comment 3 nicklevinson 2009-11-07 17:02:29 UTC
I did it again in OOo 3.0.0 OOO300m9 (Build 9358). It takes hours to download, install, and configure a new version, so I tested on this one, which I already have running on my upgraded Fedora 10 Linux laptop. The problem remains. (Perhaps someone has a newer version already installed.) To reproduce: 1. Set options to see Properties, as follows: Writer > Tools menu > Options dialog > Load/Save > General > Save > Edit document properties before saving: checkmark. 2. Create a new document: File menu > New > Text Document. 3. Writing anything doesn't matter. 4. File menu > Save As. In the dialog, for the file type to be saved as, I use Text Encoded. Name the file anything but Untitled; I named it trashable-4. Click the Save button. 5. The Properties dialog appears, set to the General tab. A field shows apparently the file name as Untitled, although before naming it the file's default name was Untitled 1. Although the insertion point can be moved and the word Untitled can be selected (highlighted), it cannot be edited, yet the field does not have the appearance of being uneditable. Click OK. 6. Observe that Total editing time is "00:00:00". 7. Add and delete text. 8. Save As again, but rename the file (I renamed it trashable-5). 9. When the Properties dialog reappears, observe that the apparent file name is now trashable-4.txt, i.e., my previous name, and the Total editing time is still "00:00:00". Click OK. 10. The save-as itself is successful, including the new name as trashable-5.txt. Thank you.