Issue 41717

Summary: Paragraph Style Dropdown should show preview in Format Toolbar of Writer and Calc
Product: General Reporter: lutimdale <lutimdale>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Normal    
Priority: P3 CC: issues, rainerbielefeld_ooo_qa
Version: 3.4.0Keywords: oooqa
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
See Also: https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=49961
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Styles dropdown should show a preview of styles in use none

Description lutimdale 2005-01-31 13:53:59 UTC
When clicking on style dropdown, a preview of that style should be displayed. 
This helps in making it clear to the user what the style will look like when the
formatting is applied
Comment 1 lutimdale 2005-01-31 13:54:51 UTC
Created attachment 22034 [details]
Styles dropdown should show a preview of styles in use
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2005-02-01 07:23:39 UTC
MRU->ES: already planned to implement?
Comment 3 eric.savary 2005-02-01 13:34:57 UTC
ES: Yep!

See:
http://specs.openoffice.org/writer/formatting/Assigning_Styles_in_Writer.sxw

7.2. Future Tasks

->FL: Consider this please as the "Task for this future task"
Comment 4 lohmaier 2005-02-01 17:55:03 UTC
FYI: issue for preview in stylist itself: issue 28781 and issue 28936
issue 28936 has a nice mockup of how preview in the stylist could be done in the
UI (has a mockup of the style-dropdown as well).
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2005-02-14 08:34:18 UTC
*** Issue 42602 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld 2013-12-22 08:05:37 UTC
I agree. As we have a font preview for selected font (preview can be activated in menu 'Tools -> Options -> OO -> View - Font List', AOO needs a preview for the selected paragraph style in the related dropdown. 

Such a preview is available in WORD, LibO 4, Calligra, but not in SoftMaker FreeOffice.

I think the current dropdown without preview is anachronistic.

Most important for Write, but also necessary for Calc.
Comment 7 Rainer Bielefeld 2013-12-22 08:13:29 UTC
(a)  Already reproducible with  Pre-3.4.0 (OOo 2.0.2), probably OO never had 
    that feature, but because of crippled  
     Version selector (Bug 123063) no useful info can be contributed