Issue 102103 - find replace searching for font with color white finds color black/automatic instead
Summary: find replace searching for font with color white finds color black/automatic ...
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0.1
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needmoreinfo, oooqa
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Reported: 2009-05-20 19:13 UTC by meywer
Modified: 2013-08-02 14:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

example document (10.60 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2009-05-23 18:25 UTC, meywer
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Description meywer 2009-05-20 19:13:13 UTC
I create cloze texts making the hidden words white.

To create a readable solution I selct the whole text and choose font color


If in the text there are colorizde words, they get lost.

Also if I want colorize the solution (to show, where there have been the
blanks/gaps/holes) I get a problem.

Tried find&replace searchig for „white“ and replacing with „green“. Writer
doesnt replace the whit, but the black (automatic) characters of the whole
That's bad.

see also 91769
Comment 1 meywer 2009-05-20 19:38:17 UTC
This is a bug, which makes writer crashing!

find (one font color) an replace (with another font color) in a document with
some more lines brings up a window „To proceed with this action, you must first
turn off the „undo“ function. Do you want to turn off the „undo“ function?“

Clicking „Yes“ makes OO freeze!!!
Comment 2 eric.savary 2009-05-20 22:41:49 UTC
Please attach a sample document and give a step by step description of what you
do, get and expect.
Comment 3 meywer 2009-05-23 18:24:09 UTC
see attachement or create an own document with usual black (automatic) colored
text and some words colored (font color) white.

open document
(don't select anything)
alt+e f (edit, find and replace)
(don't write anything!)
alt+o (more options)
alt+m (format)
alt+c (font color)
w (white)
enter (ok)
3 ⨯ tab (replace with)
(don't write anything!)
alt+m (format)
alt+c (font color)
l ↓↓↓ (light red)
enter (ok)
alt+l (replace all)

writer replaces *most of* the black (automatic) colored characters (thats new -
in former tries it colored *all* black characters light red.

(Make the document larger.

writer asks you to turn off the undo function...
turn off
writer freezes)
Comment 4 meywer 2009-05-23 18:25:19 UTC
Created attachment 62466 [details]
example document
Comment 5 meywer 2009-05-23 18:27:46 UTC
I think it's clear, that I expect to get the former white characters colorized
light red now.
Comment 6 eric.savary 2009-05-27 08:03:58 UTC
Reassigned to SBA
Comment 7 Rob Weir 2013-02-02 03:00:41 UTC
This Issue requires more information ('needmoreinfo'), but has not been updated
within the last year. Please provide feedback as requested and re-test with the the latest version of OpenOffice - the problem(s) may already be addressed. 

You can download Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 from

Please report back the outcome of your testing, so this Issue may be closed or
progressed as necessary - otherwise the issue may be Resolved as Invalid in the
Comment 8 Edwin Sharp 2013-08-02 14:27:08 UTC
following steps in comment 3 with Rev. 1503704 Win 7.