Issue 23559 - Text highlighting incompatibility with MS Word
Summary: Text highlighting incompatibility with MS Word
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 24317
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: PC All
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: bettina.haberer
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
: 35728 35734 42840 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-12-15 09:48 UTC by apienk01
Modified: 2005-11-09 20:27 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description apienk01 2003-12-15 09:48:18 UTC
Text highlighting is processed differently in than it is in MS
Word. Many users would obviously be confused while trying to remove OOo Writer
highlighting in MS Word, as this task cannot be done with MS Word's toolbar
highlight buttons. You have to go to Character/Shading and select 'No Fill'
there to remove the highlight. I am inclined to think this is really an
inconsistence in MS Word, rather than in OOo. I prefer to have only one type of
highlighting, as it is done in OOo, but the incompatibility issue should be
addressed anyway - by modyfying the MS Word export filter.
Comment 1 jack.warchold 2003-12-15 11:36:02 UTC
reassigned to mru

please take a look on this issue
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2003-12-18 12:44:42 UTC
MRU->BH: I don't think, that this is worth the effort... Both Applications (Word
and OO Writer) have this "Highlighting" stored as character background. In Word,
there's just a different UI for this.
Comment 3 apienk01 2003-12-18 13:15:02 UTC
This may well not be worth the effort, but it is not true that this is a UI
thing. Apparently, MS Word offers two different ways of making colored
background - one through character background, and second through table cell
fill. To see this, just select some text in Word, highlight it to any color with
a toolbar button, then go to Format/'Borders and Shading' and to 'Shading' tab.
You'll see 'No fill'. That's why it is not easy for a regular user to find out
how to remove OOo highlighting in MS Word. BTW, I see no reason why Word has two
modes of highlighting. One is definitely enough.
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2004-10-20 08:59:02 UTC
*** Issue 35734 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2004-10-20 13:35:25 UTC
*** Issue 35728 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 stp 2004-10-31 09:19:11 UTC
I would call this issue a DEFECT since it causes a breakdown for the user.
Comment 7 michael.ruess 2005-02-16 12:04:54 UTC
*** Issue 42840 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 lohmaier 2005-11-09 20:26:36 UTC

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 24317 ***
Comment 9 lohmaier 2005-11-09 20:27:51 UTC
closing dupe.