Issue 118137 - Multiple selection of Draw shapes impossible if raster graphic, formula or particular OLE objects in document
Summary: Multiple selection of Draw shapes impossible if raster graphic, formula or pa...
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.3
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa, regression
: 119099 123966 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2011-06-05 18:31 UTC by realgrouchy
Modified: 2014-02-10 22:54 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---

Sample Document (27.44 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2014-01-03 18:37 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld
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Description realgrouchy 2011-06-05 18:31:58 UTC
I believe this is different from Bug #17860, which deals with external drawing objects.

The document in question is described below (see arrow bullets). It has multiple drawing objects (boxes drawn within OOo).

Problem experienced today in OOo 3.2.1:

I have been able to select multiple ones in order to change the line settings, but after a while I'd be unable to select multiple drawing objects. As a workaround, when I re-enabled the drawing toolbar I was able to select multiple objects again.

Problem experienced today in OOo 3.3:

Just before submitting this bug, I installed OOo 3.3 to confirm the bug hasn't been fixed. It is now worse. Now when I click on one of the drawing objects in one cell and shift-click on one in the next cell over, the focus moves to the image in the first cell (i.e. that image is selected) and neither of the drawing objects is selected. Toggling the drawing toolbar does nothing.

Description of document:

-> The document contains many pages of 4x4 tables which extend to the edges of the page. Each cell (352 in total) contains a small image, a number, and a rectangular drawing object for a border (line only, no fill). It was created about 3 years ago with the OOo version of the day, and I've updated it annually to change the borders around the cells. I make sure to click on the line to select the objects.

-> The image and border are the same for each cell, though they're copy-pasted. Due to the length of the document and because each of the 352 cells contains an image, the document takes a long time to load, save, and even to scroll up/down, zoom, and navigate. The file itself is only 201kb.

-> What I am trying to do is shift-select the border objects only to select all 16 of the "border" drawing objects on a page in order to change their line type all at once. I have done this before for previous versions of this document, and I have done so with OOo3.2.1 earlier today, but at a certain time it just stopped.

A complicating factor is the toolbars that appear and disappear based on what is selected. This causes the view to shift up/down, making it harder to aim for the objects.
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2011-06-05 19:08:38 UTC
Can you please attach the document?

Does it happen with a new document too?
Comment 2 realgrouchy 2011-06-05 19:23:47 UTC
I can't attach the document for security reasons, but it does occur in a new document. Steps to recreate:

1. New document 

2. Use draw tools to create two rectangles

3. Add picture from file

4. Select one rectangle

5. Shift-select the other rectangle

Result: focus moves to image.
Comment 3 Regina Henschel 2011-06-05 19:53:08 UTC
Confirm. Shift-select of drawings worked until DEV300m75 and is broken since DEV300m76.
Comment 4 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2012-06-13 12:24:54 UTC
getting rid of value "enhancement" for field "severity".
For enhancement the field "issue type" shall be used.
Comment 5 Regina Henschel 2012-06-28 17:07:27 UTC
*** Issue 119099 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 Regina Henschel 2014-01-03 17:53:24 UTC
*** Issue 123966 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-01-03 18:08:20 UTC
Still Reproducible with server installation of "AOO 4.1.0-Dev – English  UI / English locale - [AOO410m1(Build:9750)  -  Rev. 1554205 - 2014-01-01]" on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit)", own separate user profile.

1. Open attached wample document from AOO Start Center
2. Shift+Click one by one for the draw shapes
   > No problem with multi selection, one by one will be added to multi selection
3. In page 2 menu 'Insert -> Object -> Formula' with small formula like "a+b=C"
4.  Shift+Click one by one for the draw shapes
    Bug: Second click on Shape will select Formula instead of second shape.

Additional Info:
(a) Calc is not affected
(b) Same problem with pictures (as reported), OLE objects like Calc Spreadsheet
    Object, but not with Fontwork object.
(c) was ok with OOo 2.0.2, so regression
(d) LibO also affected
(d) Also reproducible with  Attachment 77347 [details] for Bug 119099

2 fast 4 me ;-)
Comment 8 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-01-03 18:37:47 UTC
Created attachment 82211 [details]
Sample Document
Comment 9 Armin Le Grand 2014-02-10 22:54:05 UTC
Strange, adding Olli to cc. Writer has its own logic of objectselections...