Issue 13266 - Rich text input in form controls
Summary: Rich text input in form controls
Alias: None
Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.2
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 10 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-04-10 15:44 UTC by kelvine
Modified: 2019-06-17 14:03 UTC (History)
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Description kelvine 2003-04-10 15:44:14 UTC
I would like to suggest adding the ability to have rich text in a Form Text 
Box.  (Note this is not RTF but rich text just like Writer, Html Editor or 
even a Calc cell the user can edit and view.)
OO Forms only currently just provide a single font in the Form Text Box as far 
as I can see.
The following is just an additional suggestion on how the data could be 
stored. I would really like the ability to enter WYSIWYG text into a Form Text 
Box but have the text stored as html.  If I were to then view the text in the 
data source window the field would simply appear to have html code in it.  If 
I viewed/edited it in a Form Text Box it would simply appear as the same as 
you would see on a web page.
It know that some products store the text in rtf but to me html is a good 
format.  The developers may consider XML or some other format is more 
appropriate and that is okay too.
My aim in doing this is to create forms which would provide uses most of the 
preset text, but then the ability to add what they want with all the 
formatting they would like.  At the moment even bold or underline is not 


Comment 1 Frank Schönheit 2003-04-10 15:46:23 UTC
Kelvin, thanks for filing this!
assigning to user experience team (sorry, I suppose you can't read
this anymore :)
Comment 2 eric.savary 2003-04-16 15:32:14 UTC
Set to "NEW"
Comment 3 hans_werner67 2004-02-02 12:13:59 UTC
change subcomponent to 'none'
Comment 4 Frank Schönheit 2004-02-03 08:26:41 UTC
with issue 24385, I assume we can change this one here to "need the ability to
bind the rich text field to a database column" (which currently is not covered
in issue 24385), can't we?
Comment 5 kelvine 2004-02-03 08:44:02 UTC

Quite funny actually. I read what I wrote in this enhancement request and not 
once did I mention my main need was to have the Rich Text Control bound to a 
field. How's that for making assumptions that people can read my mind!

So to clarify, I would like the ability to bind a Rich Text Control to field 
(also referred to as a database column).

Thanks for pointing that out.

Comment 6 Frank Schönheit 2004-07-07 21:05:24 UTC
for the records:
having a "rich text" mode for form controls is possible with OOo 2.0, and
already available in the latest developer snapshots
( What's not possible is to store
this content in a database field.
Comment 7 drewjensen.inbox 2005-10-06 22:37:50 UTC
I have downloaded RC2. When a text edit control is placed on a form and changed
to Multi-Line Formatted then it sitll will not accept any formatting. Even if I
paste formatted text, the formatting is removed.

I am using WinXP SP2.

I am not talking about even attempting to tie it to a column in the DB. Just
placing it on a Form in Base. The form toolbar is disabled and no keyboard
formtting shortcuts work either.
Comment 8 eberlein 2006-06-23 07:16:36 UTC
Is this issue still an open one?

Comment 9 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:54:51 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 10 tpim 2019-06-17 14:03:06 UTC
that would be SO lovely for people who want an alternative to Mac/FMP...