Writer Forms after 4.2.1 changed behavior [closed]

asked 2014-08-13 19:03:35 +0100

stevensonmt gravatar image

updated 2016-03-02 00:10:03 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I have created a template form I use for writing office notes. In the past I could open the template and click on any field to open a text-entry window that would seamlessly flow with the other text on the page. The only issue I had was that spell-check didn't catch the text in these fields.

Since at least 4.2.5 (both Windows and Linux) the behavior has changed. Now the text entry fields only open an entry box if I go through the form from beginning to end using ctrl-shift-f9. I can edit text in the form fields as if they are part of the regular text, however I cannot use tabs in text entry fields with this method because TAB takes you to the next field. Also, since this change text entered into text entry fields does not word-wrap correctly at the end of a line. Words can start on one line and continue on the next (no hyphenation). These fields are still not subject to spell check.

The current behavior is much less usable. Is there any way to revert to the old behavior? I have in the interim downgraded to 4.1 on Windows but not my Linux installs.

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Can you check this in newer versions 4.3.5 and 4.4.0? And please also add screenshots for old and new behavior, I must admit I cannot understand the difference.

Timur gravatar imageTimur ( 2015-01-27 13:15:18 +0100 )edit

I can confirm the behavior reported exists in 4.4.1.2. I don't have enough points to upload a screenshot, but the reported problem (Words can start on one line and continue on the next (no hyphenation)) exists in 4.4.1.2 on Windows (and probably Linux, I will check). If you have a user field with lots of input you are liable to end up with something like this:
"The property in question is located within the confines of Albuquerque, New Mexico, B
ernalillo County."

Winter gravatar imageWinter ( 2015-03-10 22:05:33 +0100 )edit