Issue 17040 - Text attributes should be kept between creation of text frames
Summary: Text attributes should be kept between creation of text frames
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-07-17 22:35 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2019-02-03 07:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Unknown 2003-07-17 22:35:53 UTC
Whenever one inserts a new text frame, all
text parameters are reset to the application default.

that means that at EACH typing, one have to
re-select at least the  font, font-size, font-colors.
That is painfull if, for instance, all you are doing is
putting together some images, and adding a label to

Please---do not underestimate it. I mean it's PAINFULL - and it
should not be hard to change this behaviour. I am comitted
to help other O.S. projects, or I'd try to fix this myself.
I just need this enhancement to be able to actually work using OO.
Comment 1 rblackeagle 2003-07-17 23:25:12 UTC
Does not Frame Contents control this behavior?  I have noticed
however, that it does not seem possible to have a custom frame
contents that will apply automatically.
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2003-07-18 07:40:31 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 3 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:08:54 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently 'Unconfirmed' pending review, but has not been
updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the
latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed.
Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have
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Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
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Comment 4 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:41:45 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 5 Prachi Miyan 2018-10-14 01:27:01 UTC
Successfully replicated the bug on Apache OpenOffice 4.2.0 Writer in Windows 10.
Comment 6 Prachi Miyan 2018-10-14 01:27:50 UTC
Replication steps:
Step 1: Open OpenOffice Writer and change the size, font and color (example: Vivaldi, size-16, color-red)of text and start typing on the text field. 
Step 2: Go up to Insert -> Header -> Default
Step 3: Add text to the header.
Result: The font automatically goes back to its default settings (Times New Roman, size-12, color-black) in the header.
Comment 7 Prachi Miyan 2018-10-14 01:28:21 UTC
Significance: While typing, most customers want to focus and go about adding text smoothly, without changing the format of the text. Automatic reset of the text format to default settings might be tedious for customers, especially if they are trying to focus or have a lot to type. As the text format resets itself, the customers might feel distracted from typing since they must configure the text settings frequently. This might lead to frustration and abandonment of the product.
Comment 8 Peter 2019-02-03 07:15:01 UTC
setting to confirmed based on the test of Prachi Miyan