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Ability to use custom text fields in Draw [closed]

asked 2014-02-21 11:18:15 +0200

GlenWalker gravatar image

When using Writer I can create a template with custom text fields and then when I use the template I populate them with document title, revision, document number, etc., to comply with our company quality requirements.

When using Draw it is possible to create custom fields but there does not seem to be any mechanism to use them actually on the document.

It would be great to have this feature in Draw as well so I can create a Draw template for short documents and marketing material that will automatically include the correct details when I enter them from the File->Properties menu.

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
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answered 2014-06-28 22:59:20 +0200

Regina gravatar image

Besides the fields already offered, you cannot use these informations directly. ODF would allow it, but it is not implemented. If you try to directly add them in the file, the file will not open at all. You might be able to workaround the limitation by using a macro, that reads this information and writes it into a text shape, when the document is opened.

Enhancement requests already exist: fdo#53548 , https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bu... , https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bu...

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