Issue 124724 - Comment hides Index Entry Field
Summary: Comment hides Index Entry Field
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)
Hardware: All All
: P4 Minor (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2014-04-22 05:22 UTC by Rainer Bielefeld
Modified: 2014-04-22 15:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description Rainer Bielefeld 2014-04-22 05:22:20 UTC
Steps how to reproduce with "AOO 4.1.0 RC3 – English UI / German locale [AOO410m17(Build:9763)  -  Rev. 1586584 2014-04-11 08:56:50]" on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit)", “historic” 4. User Profile used for all predecessor versions:

1. Open  Attachment 83241 [details] for Issue 124711
2. Check beginning of first text line on first page starting with 
   "Lorem ipsum dolor ... "
   > No field name of field shadow or similar is visible
3. Now delete Comment for that text row
   > Now you see a grey field shade for an Index Entry

Additional Info:
(a) I think the behavior is a legacy from OOo 2. In those versions a 
    Comment was shown as a small yellow rectangle with similar size as 
    the Index Entry field.
(b) With current AOO I can't find any reason to hide the Index Entry
(c) not a  problem if you add a Comment for text range (all word "Lorem" 
    including leading Index Entry Field
(d) Already a problem with OOo 3.1.1
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-04-22 05:28:30 UTC
(e) Cross References are not affected
(f) I did not check similar fields systematically.
Comment 2 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-22 10:32:49 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO420m1(Build:9800)  -  Rev. 1586681
2014-04-15_04:11:11 - Rev. 1587398
Comment 3 mroe 2014-04-22 11:13:38 UTC
This isn't a real bug.
Problem: You inserted an entry for an index and a comment at the same position.
What should appear? Both are nonprinting fields that must not consume any space. So the grey field for the index entry is overlayed by the colourless "field" for the comment.

Try the following:
1. place the cursor in the empty paragraph before
2. press key cursor right → the cursor stands in the comment (line changed)
3. press key cursor right → the cursor stands between the comment (line changed) and the index entry
4. press key cursor right → the cursor stands behind the index entry but it is not visible
5. press key cursor right → the cursor stands after the first character

You can change it:
1. delete the comment
2. select the grey index entry
3. insert a comment.

Now the index entry stays visible.
Comment 4 mroe 2014-04-22 12:19:19 UTC
(In reply to Rainer Bielefeld from comment #0)
> (b) With current AOO I can't find any reason to hide the Index Entry

I agree, because the Tooltip for the entry is also not available.
(But I don't know what should appear, if more fields are laying at the same position about each other?)
Comment 5 Rainer Bielefeld 2014-04-22 15:24:36 UTC
(In reply to mroe from comment #3)
You are right, it's a matter of workflow whether the index entry will become invisible or not, workaround is easy.

e): wrong observation, with particular order of inserting and/or particular
    caret position for input of comment cross reference field will become 

But like mroe I still think that is an unnecessary complication for users, it should be possible to create some more clever code. But a really unimportant enhancement.