Issue 85024 - field editor doesn't allow spaces in fields
Summary: field editor doesn't allow spaces in fields
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-01-06 09:48 UTC by jmichae3
Modified: 2014-04-06 12:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
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Description jmichae3 2008-01-06 09:48:49 UTC
field editor: when I want to create a custom form letter for mail merge, the
field editor doesn't allow spaces in field names.  

the fields created by Mail Merge's address list creator has spaces in the field
names("Title", "First Name", "Last Name", "Company Name", "Address Line 1",
"Address Line 2", "City", "State", "ZIP", "Country", "Telephone private",
"Telephone business", "E-mail Address", "Gender")!
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-01-07 07:45:55 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2008-01-07 12:34:21 UTC
Please add a step by step description of what you do, get and expect.
What do you call the "Field Editor"?
Comment 3 jmichae3 2008-01-07 20:26:53 UTC
Insert|fields|other beings up the field editor.

Tools|mail merge.
new document.
click address list button.
click create.
add 2 records. click OK.
call it bogus data.csv
click OK.
you can go no further in mail merge, so click Cancel.  I expect you should be
able to go farther so we can put in fields.

run notepad on bogus data.csv and note the field names.
also note that a valid CSV file is supposed to have returns at the end of the
lines/records.  this does not.  note that the field names have spaces in them. 
the field editor does not allow spaces, so it would be impossible to make a form

switch to the blank new document that mail merge created.
do an insert|field|other to bring up the field editor.
try to create a user field called First Name.  I expect it to allow a space, but
it does not.
Comment 4 eric.savary 2008-02-01 17:47:07 UTC
Shorter description:

- New document
- Insert Fields - Others - Variables - User Fields
-> the User field name cannot contain a blank.

Comment 5 Mechtilde 2009-11-18 16:15:01 UTC
remove keyword
Comment 6 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-06 12:38:32 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m15(Build:9761)  -  Rev. 1583666
2014-04-01 13:50 - Linux x86_64