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[Solved] Crash when changing Anchor in formatted field in fo

PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:03 pm
by fgurnee
Making a form using the Form Controls toolbar. Double clicking a Formatted Field to open the Properties Box. Changing the Anchor parameter causes an immediate crash.
Specifically changing a Formatted Field which defaults to Character anchor to Page. But testing on a Text field with Page anchor and changing to anything also caused immediate crash.
Submitted this bug on Bugzilla but was told it works on Windows so need another Mac user to verify it is a problem. Issue 128230

Attached is a simple document with one formatted field.

providing a step-by-step procedure to duplicate problem.
1) Download attached document and saving on HD
2) Open sample_format_error.odt with File > Open menu
3) Enable "Form design" toolbar with View menu
4) Switch "Design mode On" with dedicated button
5) Select "Formatted Field 1" control
6) Right click and select Anchor > To Page menu

If anyone on a Mac can duplicate this, I suppose it would be considered on Bugzilla. Thanks.

Re: Crash when changing Anchor in formatted field in form Ma

PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:42 am
by MrProgrammer
Hi, and welcome to the forum.

fgurnee wrote:If anyone on a Mac can duplicate this, I suppose it would be considered on Bugzilla.
Your instructions are very well written. However, I had no difficulty using AOO 4.1.7 on MacOS 10.14.6. I don't plan to install MacOS 10.15 since the announced changes there don't justify the time and risk of an upgrade.

Download attached document and save on HD              -- Done
Open sample_format_error.odt with File > Open menu -- Done
Enable "Form design" toolbar with View menu -- Done
Switch "Design mode On" with dedicated button -- Done
Select "Formatted Field 1" control -- Done
Right click and select Anchor > To Page menu -- Done

Expected behavior: AOO sets anchor as To Page. Unexpected behavior: AOO crashes. The expected behavior was observed.

Save sample_format_noerror.odt with File > SaveAs menu -- Done
Close document with File → Close menu -- Done
Open sample_format_noerror.odt with File > Open menu -- Done
Switch "Design mode On" with dedicated button -- Done
Select "Formatted Field 1" control -- Done
Right click and select Anchor -- Done
Verify anchor is still set to To Page -- Done

fgurnee wrote:«Doing something» causes an immediate crash.
Try to reproduce the problem on the Guest User account. [Tutorial] Mac FAQ Q28/A28 Q02/A02

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Re: Crash when changing Anchor in formatted field in form Ma

PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:52 am
by fgurnee
thanks. I'll look at that.

Re: Crash when changing Anchor in formatted field in form Ma

PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:37 pm
by fgurnee
This fails using Guest account also. However, I have realized that if I change the Anchor from the main top menu Format, Anchor, it doesn't crash. Only if I double click the field, open properties, and change anchor there. So I have a work around and my interest in the crash has waned. Moving on.