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Insert Caption on tables missing from menu [closed]

asked 2017-12-06 06:54:47 +0200

Antonello gravatar image

updated 2020-07-25 22:00:21 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

On Debian Testing, Libreoffice Version: Build ID: 1:5.4.2-3 CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.13; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; Locale: en-US (en_US.utf8); Calc: group

The usual procedure Insert -> Caption is not possible as "Caption:" is missing...

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answered 2017-12-06 12:17:18 +0200

Lupp gravatar image

updated 2017-12-06 12:18:38 +0200

I think you need to have the ViewCuror inside the table, but neither the cell as a whole nor larger parts of the table selected. Now the 'Insert' item of the main menu should contain the 'Caption' item when opened.

(Yes. Since the caption will be assigned to the whole of the table, this feels a bit strange.)

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That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks I would up-vote, but unfortunately I don't have enough points.

dluzak gravatar imagedluzak ( 2018-11-20 21:38:28 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-12-06 08:19:36 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


On my environment (W7 & InsertCaption is not enabled if all or part of the table is selected (one or more cells), but the entry is in the menu.

On the other hand, it is available and functional otherwise (if no selection). I did not find any bug related to this problem...

HTH - Regards

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In my case "Caption" is completely missing...also please note: Not same OS not same LO Version....

Antonello gravatar imageAntonello ( 2017-12-06 11:39:27 +0200 )edit

Yes, I read that... My goal was to help for possible bug report (specify the environments concerned). That said, for a problem like this I would start by testing with a new profile (or try safe mode)

pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 2017-12-06 12:13:13 +0200 )edit

Your suggestion is partially useful. I restarted in safe mode. The "Caption" is still missing from Menu but I can introduce it by clicking on the icon...quite annoying but at least I can add it...Hope it will be solved

Antonello gravatar imageAntonello ( 2017-12-06 13:11:22 +0200 )edit

@Antonello: My answer above should contain the definite solution independent of the OS and for any (not too old) version. Reading the OQ I first assumed you looked for the 'Caption' in a context menu. If the main menu item 'Insert' does not offer 'Caption...' I would seriously suspect the user profile to be corrupted.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-12-06 16:26:33 +0200 )edit

As it does not works even in Safe mode I guess that is not a profile problem. I am not exactely a newbie (surely I am not an expert) I am working with debian OO LO since 17 years...

Antonello gravatar imageAntonello ( 2017-12-07 06:45:50 +0200 )edit

The non-expert, that's me, concerning Debian the more. However, I cannot easily believe such an issue to be specific to an OS. On the other hand your argument stressing the safe mode is rather convincing...
My next step would probably be a full uninstall/reinstall or a check with the Dev V6.0.0.0beta1.
(I didn't find a related bug report.)

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-12-07 12:00:53 +0200 )edit

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