Issue 4955 - Menu item "Format->Page..." is inactive when cursor is in Table or Index
Summary: Menu item "Format->Page..." is inactive when cursor is in Table or Index
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2002-05-16 17:30 UTC by egle
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:40 UTC (History)
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Description egle 2002-05-16 17:30:11 UTC
When cursor is in Table or Index it is impossible to change page settings, as
Format->Page is inactive.
When in Tools->Options->>View chekbox "Inactive menu items" is
not cheked the item "Format->Page..." is not displayed at all.
it can mislead users, especially beginers, because many of them  try to find
"page setup" in File menu, later in Format menu..and don't find it anywhere...
Comment 1 stefan.baltzer 2002-07-15 19:00:58 UTC
This is a feature.
The menu entry is only hidden when the cursor is in a protected area
(i.e. manually protected table cells). The TOC is inserted as a
read-only section by dafault. It can be "unprotected" via Navigator or
by unchecking "protect against manual changes" in the insert-index dialog.
Comment 2 mantas 2002-11-10 01:15:07 UTC
This bug exists on newest version - 643 too.
I think this bug shoud be fixed - why I can't change page format, when
cursor is on read-only TOC, or protected cell of table ? This is
really a usability problem and it can mislead users.
Comment 3 egle 2002-11-10 02:37:45 UTC
Reopening - OpenOffice should disable "Page" item from format menu
only when modification of page format isn't allowed (ex. in read-only
Comment 4 stefan.baltzer 2002-12-13 15:21:04 UTC
That would be an enhancement. Changed issue type. 
Reassigned to BH.
Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:38:48 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:56:03 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".