Issue 37692

Summary: Add to View menu user-defined viewing styles for magnification/contrast
Product: Writer Reporter: mrosin <mattr>
Component: viewingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues
Version: OOo 1.0.0   
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Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description mrosin 2004-11-23 11:50:39 UTC
I would like to suggest a new feature to add viewing styles to the View menu
that would be remembered across program invocations.

The items could be added directly to the View menu, or perhaps into a context
menu I suppose (slower but cleaner).
A viewing style would be a preset combination of zoom, background color, and
font color. Could include other viewing characteristics like window
size/shape/position/color.  Could include a "view font" which shows all text (or
maybe just all default style text) using a different font and font size, just to
make it more visible. Could include a centralized LUT style screen brightness
and contrast tool in the menu (since my laptop brightness control does not go
dark enough I use xbrightness).

This function would make OO more accessible, for example you could have a big
fat font for people with bad eyesight.  You could with a single mouse operation
change the way a document is displayed (without changing its actual font) to
make it higher contrast or easier on the eyes, or for your mood (it's
Christmas). A function key binding option would be nice. The main reason for me
is to make it so it doesn't hurt my eyes in the morning or at night.

How far could you take this? Welll.. with a function key binding you could
immediately render everything invisible (white text on white) or heck even with
OpenGL and a nice graphics card show it animated like in the preface to Star
Wars. I don't think I need to have a spectrum analyzer graph for my MP3 to run
through the text but you could do that, if you didn't have a tendency to get

There are undoubtedly lots of things you could do with this but I think
generally the idea of at least one more view, which provides a magnification and
contrast improvement, would be a great win for OpenOffice, and my eyes thank you!

Comment 1 michael.ruess 2004-11-23 12:40:21 UTC
reassigned to BH.
Comment 2 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:59:38 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".