Issue 33456 - Function [To Next Frame] quirky in Labels document
Summary: Function [To Next Frame] quirky in Labels document
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-08-26 18:39 UTC by casbs
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:40 UTC (History)
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Description casbs 2004-08-26 18:39:33 UTC
When editing a Labels document, there does not seem to be any way (other than
clicking with the mouse) to move easily from frame to frame (label to label) in
read/write order (across right, then down).  By contrast, one can move from cell
to cell in a Table using the Tab key. The navigation function [To Next Frame]
(assigned to Shift-F5) moves *down* one frame when the cursor is in a frame on
the left of the page (left column) yet moves correctly (down and left) when the
cursor is in a frame on the right of the page (right column).

Furthermore, the function [To Next Frame] not only moves the cursor but selects
the target frame.  This makes it impossible (as far as I can tell) to create a
macro (and keyboard assignment) that will move from frame to frame without
having to click the mouse to deselect the last frame moved into.

In summary, I would like some way for the operator to be able to:

1. Type text into a frame (label).

2. Move into the next frame (label) in read/write order with a simple keyboard
action (like Tab in tables).

3. Start typing into the new frame (without having to click to type).

4. Etc.

Comment 1 michael.ruess 2004-09-03 16:35:08 UTC
As a workaround, you can use (when cursor is in a frame): ESC - Tab - Enter. ESC
(selects the current frame) - Tab (selects next frame) - Enter (goes in Text
edit mode of currently selected frame).

MRU->BH: Writer currently does not suppert a function, which allows to navigate
from inside a frame into another frame.
Comment 2 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:54:17 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".