Issue 50839 - Input field without fill-in-contents is not clickable
Summary: Input field without fill-in-contents is not clickable
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.1
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-06-16 15:57 UTC by dalo
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:26 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Attachments
Test example of non clickable/ clickable input fied (6.16 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.writer)
2005-06-16 15:58 UTC, dalo
no flags Details
Illustrating Screenshot: selecting hand only visible with filled-in fields (8.85 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-01-22 12:57 UTC, dalo
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Description dalo 2005-06-16 15:57:52 UTC
Ooo 2.0 beta 680m104 version.

When using input fields i tend to let them empty on a template to let the user
fill them in by clicking on the gray vertical tiny field.

Name: i fill in, contents i leave it empty

A trick could be to enter at least a space to make them clickable, but it's
nevertheless an issue that should be avoided.
Tnx.
Comment 1 dalo 2005-06-16 15:58:52 UTC
Created attachment 27247 [details]
Test example of non clickable/ clickable input fied
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2005-06-17 08:29:59 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 3 eric.savary 2005-06-17 14:53:20 UTC
Indeed, an input field with an empty description cannot be edited by clicking on
it except when this input field is placed at beginning of a line (there appears
then a special mouse pointer on over).

But it is anytime possible to place the cursor on the field and to press
Ctrl+Shift+F9
Comment 4 mux2005 2006-01-24 08:23:08 UTC
The description is not completely accurate. Empty input fields are editable if

a) they're the only thing in a paragraph
b) there's at least one character after the input field.

So a better workaround than putting a space into the input field (which the user
may delete) is to put a space AFTER the input field.
Comment 5 dalo 2007-01-22 12:57:17 UTC
Created attachment 42376 [details]
Illustrating Screenshot: selecting hand only visible with filled-in fields
Comment 6 dalo 2007-01-22 13:03:31 UTC
Retested on OOo 2.1/Win XP

Additional comment: The first field in the Test example shows - see screenshot -
that even when putting a space in front or behind (which on itself is also not
obvious) the empty field - ready to be filled in - is not showing any signs of
being clickable.
The 'click-finger' cursor is not visible.

This is of course not a critical bug but rather a grave usability issue - no
matter the workarounds - but it remains a burden when trying to convince
stubborn MS Word users.
Comment 7 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:24:40 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "issues@openoffice.apache.org".
Comment 8 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:26:12 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "issues@openoffice.apache.org".