Issue 71238 - Protected frames still deletable
Summary: Protected frames still deletable
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.4
Hardware: PC All
: P4 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2006-11-06 09:25 UTC by chris_mux
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:25 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description chris_mux 2006-11-06 09:25:37 UTC
To reproduce the problem, you have to do the following:
1. insert a frame in a new document
2. protect the frame (contents, position, size)
3. deselect the frame
4. select the frame again by clicking on it und press "del"

Though the content of the frame is protected, the frame itself can be deleted
and with it, its content.
There is no way of protecting the frame itself, wether you want the content be
protected or not.

There is a workaround for some occasions:
Put the anchor of the frame in a section and protect the section. Now the frame
can't be edited in any way.
This is not working, if you need the content of the frame to be changeable,
without using text fields or if you can't insert a protected section due to
styling reasons.

I think a forth option besides "contents", "position", "size" that allows one to
protect the frame itself from being deleted would be a good solution.
Comment 1 kpalagin 2006-11-06 19:17:23 UTC
Confirming with 2.0.4 - no way to disable deletion of frame.
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2006-11-07 13:33:53 UTC
MRU->OD: To me it also sounds a bit more intuitive when a frame's content is
protected (by the frame's properties) the frame iself shoud also not be deletable.
Comment 3 stefan.baltzer 2007-01-05 15:58:40 UTC
SBA: All 3 protect options (contents, position, size) should include a
protection against deletion.
Comment 4 stefan.baltzer 2007-01-05 16:11:24 UTC
SBA: Note that a "fourth option" would be a UI change, thus needing a
specification, translation, documentation and a test case. And making the entire
issue a "Feature" (a small one, though).
Comment 5 mroe 2007-10-24 16:29:06 UTC
Can the priority been raised?

This issue is a big problem when creating templates for business purposes.

(Note: In the OOo Novell Edition the deletion by using the Del-Key of such
frames is disabled. They are still deleteable using the navigator.)
Comment 6 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:24:52 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".
Comment 7 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:25:48 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".