Cannot edit fields

Asked by Julian Gordon on 2012-09-11

I wish to change the date format in the writer, but when I access the edit menu (Edit -> (Fields)), I find that the Fields section (as well as Footnote/Endnote, and a number of others) are greyed out. I cannot work out why. Is it a permissions thing? Or a bad install?

Thanks,
J.

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Answered
For:
Ubuntu libreoffice Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Last query:
Last reply:

Is the file read only?
is the partition it is on mounted read only?

Julian Gordon (jewels) said : #2

The file is not read only. I can edit the file. Nor is the partition read only.

Tony Pursell (ajpursell) said : #3

Hi Julian

When I open a Writer document Edit > Fields is greyed out, but if I insert a field, say Insert > Fields > Date, then highlight the whole of the date field, Edit > Fields becomes active and opens the relevant dialogue. Have you tried highlighting the whole field?

Similarly, when I insert a Footnote, then go to the text and highlight the reference number of the footnote, Edit > Footnote/Endnote... becomes active and opens the Edit Footnote/Endnote dialogue.

So the key to having these active is to highlight the whole of the field or the reference number.

Tony

Can you help with this problem?

Provide an answer of your own, or ask Julian Gordon for more information if necessary.

To post a message you must log in.