[Solved] V 4.0 Cannot Resize Comment Box

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[Solved] V 4.0 Cannot Resize Comment Box

Postby snakeman10 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:31 pm

Just upgraded to V 4.0.0 and now I can't re-size the comment box. In the previous version I could drag the end of it to make it longer, but now the size cannot be altered, any ideas?
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Re: V 4.0 Cannot Resize Comment Box

Postby acknak » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:37 pm

Seems to work fine for me.

Have you activated the comment (Right-click > Show Comment)?
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Re: V 4.0 Cannot Resize Comment Box

Postby snakeman10 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:44 pm

I see, that's how you do it, from the "show comment" function. In the past I could re-size when editing the comment, but not in 4.0, thanks for your help.
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Re: [Solved] V 4.0 Cannot Resize Comment Box

Postby DeniseKaplan » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:23 am

Hi..

Had the same problem with resizing comment box, used the show comment and now the comment will not close. Even tried saving the file, closing the file and reopening only to find my comment already opened without any right mouse click....

Any ideas what I could be doing wrong??

Many thanks,
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Re: [Solved] V 4.0 Cannot Resize Comment Box

Postby ytrottier » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:12 pm

Denise, you have to "Show Comment" a second time in order to hide the comment. Not intuitive.
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Re: [Solved] V 4.0 Cannot Resize Comment Box

Postby DeniseKaplan » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:27 am

Thank you for your reply....I stumbled across the show comment to hide comment after I saved the file, reopened and the comment was still open...

I should have posted my results...Thank you for your posting..

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Re: [Solved] V 4.0 Cannot Resize Comment Box

Postby Bobalil » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:53 am

Previous Comments have only been for Apache OpenOffice 4.0.
Using Mac PowerBook Pro Running OS X 18.9.4 and Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0
Existing Comment boxes presented as they were left when previously dragged to required size.
Extra typing does not expand existing frames.
Copying contents - deleting "Comment" - inserting "Comment" and pasting which only produces a tall narrow box.
Guide still indicates frame can be dragged.
Have some very long comments on a particular Calc item.
Struggling with the Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 version.
"Earlier" versions seemed OK but may not have upgraded the particular Calc sheet for, perhaps, a couple of years.
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Re: [Solved] V 4.0 Cannot Resize Comment Box

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:19 pm

Try to reset your OpenOffice user profile, it might help.
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Re: [Solved] V 4.0 Cannot Resize Comment Box

Postby Bobalil » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:24 pm

Prob is with 4.1.0 Mac Powerbook Pro OS X 10.9.4. Calc "Coment" canot be rezized. Crated new Calc test spreadsheet with one cell with a "Coment". Saved it to USB stick as Microsoft.xls loaded onto old Mac running OpenOfice version 3. "Coment" box presented with attachement markers at each corner and middle of each side. Adjusted size recopied to USB stick and back on Powerbook revised size present but still can't resize. Ther is a "Hand" presented over "Coment" box which has no function.
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Re: [Solved] V 4.0 Cannot Resize Comment Box

Postby MikeMoo » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:08 pm

I was having same problem after updating. Creating a new user profile did not work.

Found out you have to right click on the box and 'show comment' then you can edit the box size. Finally turn off 'show comment'

Like the older version too.
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Re: [Solved] V 4.0 Cannot Resize Comment Box

Postby Bobalil » Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:47 am

Running version 4.1.1 on MacBook Pro OS X 0.9.5 and have this very annoying problem. Have desire to attach some quite long comments which fit more comfortably in a wider box. No mouse so there is no right click available - may be a simulation but am not aware of it.
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Re: [Solved] V 4.0 Cannot Resize Comment Box

Postby MrProgrammer » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:51 am

Bobalil wrote:No mouse so there is no right click available - may be a simulation but am not aware of it.
On every Mac since about forever, you press the control key when clicking to perform a "right click". In Finder see Help → Search → Right-click. If you don't know how to right-click, I suspect there are lots of things about your Mac that you don't know. It will help you a lot to go to your local library and borrow one of the "Introduction to Mac" or "Switching to Mac" type of books. They probably have half a dozen or more. Even one which is slightly out of date will be fine. The basics haven't changed in a long time.

You should update the forum signature that you created.
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Re: [Solved] V 4.0 Cannot Resize Comment Box

Postby Bobalil » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:15 am

Checked via help - two finger tap on track pad simulates right click - brings up on screen menu box which which facilitates selection of "insert comment" - (eventually) got a comment box which had all the "handles" - seems only available if "Show Comment" has been selected followed by a "tap" inside the box - (Select "Show Comment" again to hide comment). [Solved} but it has taken some time. Now on 4.1.1 and OS X 10.9.5
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Re: [Solved] V 4.0 Cannot Resize Comment Box

Postby Tasso » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:54 pm

Thanks!! I can resize my comments box now
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