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PM52180: problems in showing or setting bold formatting when using non-English formats

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When using German or French formatting (English works OK, others
    are untested) you will lose the ability to use bold formatting
    in the database font settings.
    
    Specifically, in the Tools;Options dialog, Display/Fonts tab, if
    you assign bold formatting to a particular item/level, it will
    not be shown in the preview pane. Additionally, attempting to
    apply that setting will wipe the bold setting, and will also
    wipe any record of previously assigned bold settings in other
    items/levels.
    
    To recreate :
    
     - Open Control Panel;Regional and Language
     - specify either 'German (Germany)' or 'French (France)' as the
    format (for numbers and dates)
     - login to DOORS as the Administrator and open the
    Tools;Options dialog, then the Display and Fonts tabs
     - observe the default settings for low Object Heading levels,
    they should include some bold settings
     - select a level which doesn't have formatting applied and
    specify that it should include both bold and italic formatting
     - observe that the preview pane does not show the desired
    bolding
     - Apply/OK the dialog then reopen it
     - observe that the previously defined bold settings have been
    reset to plain, and that the newly assigned bold and italic
    setting has been reset to be only italic
    
    
    This was introduced in either 9.3.0.0 or 9.3.0.1. Interestingly,
    at the same time, the same numbering format setting has been
    made the method by which DOORS menus languages are defined.
    

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Problem summary

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    When using German or French formatting (English works OK,
    others are untested) you will lose the ability to use bold
    formatting in the database font settings.
    
    Specifically, in the Tools;Options dialog, Display/Fonts
    tab, if you assign bold formatting to a particular
    item/level, it will not be shown in the preview pane.
    Additionally, attempting to apply that setting will wipe the
    bold setting, and will also wipe any record of previously
    assigned bold settings in other items/levels.
    
    To recreate :
    
     - Open Control Panel;Regional and Language
     - specify either "German (Germany)" or "French (France)" as
    the format (for numbers and dates)
     - login to DOORS as the Administrator and open the
    Tools;Options dialog, then the Display and Fonts tabs
     - observe the default settings for low Object Heading
    levels, they should include some bold settings
     - select a level which doesn't have formatting applied and
    specify that it should include both bold and italic
    formatting
     - observe that the preview pane does not show the desired
    bolding
     - Apply/OK the dialog then reopen it
     - observe that the previously defined bold settings have
    been reset to plain, and that the newly assigned bold and
    italic setting has been reset to be only italic
    
    
    This was introduced in either 9.3.0.0 or 9.3.0.1.
    Interestingly, at the same time, the same numbering format
    setting has been made the method by which DOORS menus
    languages are defined.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The code has been changed so that bold formatting can now be
    used in this scenario
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM52180

  • Reported component name

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Reported component ID

    5724V61DR

  • Reported release

    930

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2011-11-14

  • Closed date

    2012-06-06

  • Last modified date

    2012-06-06

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TLOGIC DOORS

  • Fixed component ID

    5724V61DR

Applicable component levels

  • R930 PSN

       UP



Document information

More support for: Rational DOORS

Software version: 9.3

Reference #: PM52180

Modified date: 06 June 2012