Issue 70828 - font history not working in Impress
Summary: font history not working in Impress
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.4
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needmoreinfo
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Reported: 2006-10-25 07:53 UTC by bob_treder
Modified: 2013-02-07 21:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description bob_treder 2006-10-25 07:53:52 UTC
The font history in the font list on the main tool bar of Impress does not 
work and has not for many releases. It seemed to work better (by recall) in an 
earlier version (1.x.x). It's not hard to reproduce. Just create a slide with 
some text on it, highlight a portion of the text and change the font. Now type 
some more on the slide, add another bullet, etc. Now go to the font list. You 
probably won't see a history. If you just do highlighting without adding more 
text to the slide, the history seems to hold. But as soon as you start adding 
text, new slides, etc., the history is lost. Would be nice to have this 
working. I'm currently using Impress alot!!!
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2006-10-25 08:03:35 UTC
Comment 2 christian.guenther 2006-10-25 12:32:29 UTC
I can't reproduce the bug.
I compared OOo 1.1.5, OOo 2.0.4 and the Developer build src680m187.
Please write me a step by step description what I have to do and what is
different to OOo 1.x.x
Comment 3 bob_treder 2006-10-27 11:10:59 UTC
I no longer have a 1.x.x version so I can't do the comparison you ask for. 
However, following is what I am doing in Impress which produces the problem. 

Open a new Impress file. It can just be an empty eresentation. I work from my 
own template with styles defined, but the problem shows for empty 
presentations as well. 

1) Insert a slide, select the Tltle, Text slide layout from layout pallette. 
2) Type some text, any text for a few bullets.
3) Highlight part of the text in one of the bullets and change the font to 
something else (Courier New for example) by selecting it from the drop-down 
font list in the menu bar.
4) Select another section of font in a different bullet and change the font to 
a third font type. 

< At this point you will probably see the font history with two fonts showing 
in it > 

5) Insert another slide
6) Add text to several bullets
7) Highlight a section of the font in one of the bullets and open the font 

< This is where I ususally see the history missing > 

8) If the font history is still there, select a third new font to change the 
highlighted text. 
9) Repeat steps 5 - 7 until the problem occurs. For me is has always happened 
the first time I make it to step 7). Sometimes even at 4). 
Comment 4 kpalagin 2006-11-02 19:32:49 UTC
Yep, font history seems to reset every time font selector combobox is 
Repro steps:
1. Create new, empty,  presentation.
2. For first slide apply "Title, Text" layout.
3. In text box type something and apply some font (Courier New will do). Open 
font selector to make sure that history is there.
4. Click outside of text box, close to the edge of the slide and click back in 
text box.
5. Open font selector and make sure that history is gone.
History seems to be reset by many different operations, but not consistently - 
it may happen or may not.
Comment 5 christian.guenther 2007-04-27 17:19:12 UTC
The bug occures in all applications therefore changing the component to Framework
Comment 6 christian.guenther 2007-04-27 17:23:35 UTC
I can reproduce the bug.
To reproduce it in the writer you have to insert an OLE to leave the 'edit mode'
I don't know if this is your area.
Please have a look.
Comment 7 bob_treder 2008-09-11 20:40:47 UTC
What is the chance of increasing the priority on this? It's really an 
inconvenience. I have promoted using OO Impress for our course development. We 
teach many public courses now using OO Impress based material. And our course 
content use different fonts for highlighting code, functions, files and 
desription. I have put up with the inconvenience because I find other features 
of Impress to be better than PowerPoint. Howerever, the environment is not