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|Summary:||RFE- A new Styles and Formatting Dialog in addition to Stylist - easier modification / organising of styles|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description aparan 2005-02-01 09:07:29 UTC
OO.o writer has enlarged the scope of styles by categorising styles to 'Character', 'Paragraph', Frame, Page, List Numbering etc. But the present Stylist [renamed lately as Styles & Formatting] has some serious drawbacks. I would request for a new 'Styles and Formatting' dialog which could be invoked from the Format Menu in addition to the stylist. This means retaining the old 'Stylist' for easier application of styles and doing the 'ADvanced Settings /Modifications' from the "styles and formatting' dialog. This would be much similar to the current 'Modfiy style dialog' [which can be called by the 'modify' option of the style in the Stylist] with a pane added to its left side. I would suggest the following setup for the dialog: The present classifications of styles is fine. What we need is to provide the classifications and option to choose the style from this dialog itself, rather than going back to the 'Stylist'. So this would function as a place where the user can choose any style, modify/delete, [whatever], to the styles, and also apply them to the selection/para/page if he want/if the context allows. For specific styles give options to 'Modify', 'Delete', 'Create New..[based on the selected style]' the style at the bottom of the dialog. The modification/setting up of styles could be arranged into tabs - Character, Paragraph, Borders, Numbering, etc. as is done at present. It would also be useful if an 'Apply' and an 'Update Style in default template' option is added to this dialog. This will mean that any modification done by the user without this option will be document specific and will not be carried on to the Default setup. And this would be easier also rather than going all the way to picking the template and updating the style. And finally allow this 'Styles & formatting Dialog' to be called from the Format menu instead of the Stylist or add this option to the menu.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-02-02 12:21:01 UTC
reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 aparan 2005-02-03 09:13:55 UTC
A rough sketch of the proposed dialog is attached. The left pane will contain the classifications of styles [character/paragraph/frame/numbering etc.]. This will be like a tree, opening up to further styles. As in the present Stylist the top combo will help the user to choose from further options in each category. The properties of each style is present in the right pane as tabs [character/paragraph etc..]. The opening interface will have the Attributes tab, which will have the basic info about the style and its preview. Additionally, a 'Import Styles' button will have to be added to get styles from other documents /organise these styles easily.
Comment 3 aparan 2005-02-03 09:16:05 UTC
Created attachment 22151 [details] sketch - proposed dialogbox
Comment 4 aparan 2005-02-03 14:26:55 UTC
If this 'Styles and Formatting' dialog could be added to the Format Menu, the present 'Stylist' [ren. 'Styles and Formatting'] window could be incorporated to the 'Tools' menu as it is a very good 'tool' as far as applying styles to documents is concerned.
Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:39:03 UTC
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