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Changing data point icon in spreadsheet charts not working?

asked 2020-03-02 17:29:51 +0200

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updated 2020-03-03 19:00:30 +0200

I want to change the icons used for data points in a spreadsheet chart. I know how to do this: Format Data Series>Line>Icon and pick from the menu. The problem is, it doesn't work! The default value was a triangle. I tried picking all sorts of different options, and none of them work, it just stays as a triangle. Then I tried "No Symbol" and that worked - the triangles disappeared. Now I can't even get the triangles to come back. Is this a bug in LibreOffice? Help!

ETA: I tried safe mode, no difference. I did manage to reset the chart defaults, but I still can't actually choose a different icon. I'm on a MacBook Pro, running macOS Mojave Version 10.14.6. LibreOffice Version:

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In general theres no bug, but bugs may depend on various parameters like your LibreOffice Version and/or your operating system. None of these are mentioned and thus everything needs to be guesswork.

Have you tried in Safe Mode whether your problem persists?

Hint: To get the defaults back, double click the chart, right click and re-select the chart type.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-03-02 17:57:26 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-04-03 15:56:50 +0200

I have the identical problem and have been using LibreOffice on Linux for years. This seems to be an issue specifically in 6.4, as I have had no problem changing the chart symbols in earlier versions. I can only get the small boxes to appear regardless of which symbol I choose from the list.

Kubuntu 20.04 LibreOffice Version: Build ID: 1:6.4.2-0ubuntu3 CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: kf5; Locale: en-US (en_US.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US Calc: threaded

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