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= In-place editing of Input Fields =
 
= In-place editing of Input Fields =
  
Purpose of this page is provide information on the solution for {{Bug|33737}}. This information should serve the corresponding quality assurance efforts. It can be also used as the source for the corresponding user interface changes for the users.
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Purpose of this page is provide information on the solution for {{Bug|33737}}. This information should serve the corresponding quality assurance efforts. It can be also used as the source to document the corresponding changes for the users.
  
  
 
== Input Fields - three of a kind ==
 
== Input Fields - three of a kind ==
We have three fields which are all named 'Input Field' in the user interface each for different purpose.
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We have three fields which are all named 'Input Field' in the user interface, but each has a different purpose.<br />
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These are '''Text Input Fields''', '''User Variable Input Fields''' and '''Simple Variable Input Fields'''.<br />
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Currently no changes are made for '''Simple Variable Input Fields''' for solving {{Bug|33737}}.
  
 
==== Text Input Field ====
 
==== Text Input Field ====
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In ODF such a field is represented by ODF element <text:variable-input>.
 
In ODF such a field is represented by ODF element <text:variable-input>.
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For the Microsoft Word binary file format import/export filter these Simple Variable Input Fields are mapped to Microsoft Word ASK fields.
  
 
The user interface to create such a field is found in the Fields dialog on pane Variables. In advance the user has to create a simple variable. Then the user has to choose Type 'Input Field' and has to select the corresponding created simple variable.
 
The user interface to create such a field is found in the Fields dialog on pane Variables. In advance the user has to create a simple variable. Then the user has to choose Type 'Input Field' and has to select the corresponding created simple variable.
 
[[Image:Dialog-variable-input.png|1000px|center|dialog to create Simple Variable and a corresponding Simple Variable Text Input Field]]
 
[[Image:Dialog-variable-input.png|1000px|center|dialog to create Simple Variable and a corresponding Simple Variable Text Input Field]]
 
 
  
  
 
== Changes in detail ==
 
== Changes in detail ==
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== Areas affected by the changes ==
 
== Areas affected by the changes ==

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In-place editing of Input Fields

Purpose of this page is provide information on the solution for Issue 33737 . This information should serve the corresponding quality assurance efforts. It can be also used as the source to document the corresponding changes for the users.


Input Fields - three of a kind

We have three fields which are all named 'Input Field' in the user interface, but each has a different purpose.
These are Text Input Fields, User Variable Input Fields and Simple Variable Input Fields.
Currently no changes are made for Simple Variable Input Fields for solving Issue 33737 .

Text Input Field

This is a field to prompt the user for an input. The field has a description and its content holds the user's input.

In the OpenDocument file format (ODF) such a field is represented by ODF element <text:text-input>.

When importing Microsoft Word documents (binary file format, *.doc) Microsoft Word fields FILLIN and FORMTEXT are imported as Text Input Fields.

The user interface to create such a field is found in the Fields dialog (Menu - Insert - Fields - Others) on pane Functions. Here the user has to choose Type 'Input Field'.

dialog to create Text Input Field


User Variable Input Field

This is a field to prompt the user to set the value of a user variable. The value of a user variable is the same throughout the complete document.

In ODF such a field is represented by ODF element <text:user-field-input>.

Microsoft Word has support for so-called Document Variables. The value of such variables can be shown in a Microsoft Word document, but are created/deleted/set via Microsoft Word macro (aka Visual Basic). These Document Variables seem to be comparable with ODF's User Variables, but currently there is no mapping between these in OpenOffice. A User Variable Input Field is treated as Text Input Field when exporting an OpenOffice text document to the Microsoft Word binary format.

The user interface to create such a field is found in the Fields dialog on pane Variables. In advance the user has to create a user field. Then the user has to choose Type 'Input Field' and has to select the corresponding created user variable.

dialog to create User Variable and a corresponding User Variable Text Input Field


Simple Variable Input Field

This is a field to prompt the user to set the value of a simple variable. The value of a simple variable at a certain document position equals the value of the last set value - that is the difference to a user variable.

In ODF such a field is represented by ODF element <text:variable-input>.

For the Microsoft Word binary file format import/export filter these Simple Variable Input Fields are mapped to Microsoft Word ASK fields.

The user interface to create such a field is found in the Fields dialog on pane Variables. In advance the user has to create a simple variable. Then the user has to choose Type 'Input Field' and has to select the corresponding created simple variable.

dialog to create Simple Variable and a corresponding Simple Variable Text Input Field


Changes in detail

Areas affected by the changes

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