Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Consider soft hyphen as non-printable chars when showing/hiding them|
|Component:||editing||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description pmike 2007-01-24 14:50:09 UTC
Soft hyphens are considered as fields in term of page rendering. Show/hide state can be triggered by Ctrl+F8. It is more logical to count them as non-printable characters, so its visibility will be triggered by Ctrl+F10.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-01-24 17:02:32 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 2 stefan.baltzer 2009-07-03 12:47:09 UTC
Confirmed. The soft hyphens are shown/displayd along with their "field shade". I note that they are not formatted themselves in terms of "take screen space for themselves", but squeezed behind the text that shall keep its formatting untouched. They are displayed and printed themselves only if they are taken as line break option at the end of a line. A better (yet easier) example are the nonbreaking spaces. The "field shade" is toggled with Ctrl+F8 while the "characterdisplay" is toggled with Ctrl+F10. But the space itself always has "room for itself" on the screen. I will attach a small Writer document to better show the behavior. Note that there are more formatting characters... Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 3 pmike 2010-01-13 13:31:18 UTC
fixing typo in summary and pinging the issue
Comment 4 denis0 2010-05-05 09:40:05 UTC
Agree with others. Non-breaking space, non-breaking hyphen and optional hyphen logically are non-printable characters. Addon by subject: At this time i can`t to set background color of spaces, tabs and end_paragraph non-printable characters. And it`s very sad for me and my red eyes :( And i am not along with my problem. It`s result of discussion in russian OOo forum: http://community.i-rs.ru/index.php/topic,14423.msg98985.html RESUME: 1) We need a separate color option for "non-printable characters shading". It will solve the problem of marking all non-printable characters and special symbols, like non-breaking space, non-breaking hyphen and optional hyphen. 2) We need to group non-breaking space, non-breaking hyphen and optional hyphen with non-printable characters. It`s much intuitive and comfortable to show|hide this elements.