Issue 55801 - Writer's "Note" feature is broken
Summary: Writer's "Note" feature is broken
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 5487
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: michael.ruess
QA Contact: issues@sw
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-10-12 04:44 UTC by haggholm
Modified: 2005-10-12 13:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description haggholm 2005-10-12 04:44:43 UTC
Preliminary note: This is not restricted to a single version of the software; I
have tested and encountered the same problem in OO 1.1.4 (stable) on Solaris 9
and OO 2.0 rc2 on a Linux machine.

OOWriter notes appear very different from the MS Office notes that I expect they
are based upon, leading to unexpected behaviour when editing MS Office formats,
decreased visibility, and confusion when attempting to comment on text blocks.

In MS Office, I am able to select a block of text and insert a "Comment"
(Comment on the Insert menu); the text block is thereby highlighted and a
comment attached to it. In OpenOffice Writer, a "Note" (Insert menu => Note) is
inserted as a yellow highlighted space; that is, a single anchor character--much
less visible than an entire highlighted block. Furthermore, if I attempt to
place a note pertaining to an entire block, as in MS Office, the text I
highlight is DELETED and a Note inserted in its place. This is not the expected

I propose the following: Preferred behaviour would be similar to MS Office: A
Note should be associated with a block of text, which should be highlighted. If
the user highlights text and Inserts a Note, the text should remain and be
associated with the Note; the text should not be deleted. Notes might be deleted
by right-clicking or double-clicking (perhaps with a Delete button in the Edit
Note dialogue window) rather than by deleting the anchor character like a
textual character.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-10-12 13:11:07 UTC
Already in the "Enhancement" database. See issue 5487 and issue 6193.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 5487 ***
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2005-10-12 13:12:39 UTC
Closing duplicate.