Issue 83450

Summary: formatting characters using the paintbrush
Product: Writer Reporter: pagalmes.lists
Component: formattingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues, kpalagin
Version: OOo 2.3Keywords: usability
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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formatting_caracters_using_stencil : reproduce the issue
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formatting_caracters_using_stencil_result : the result after applying the stencil none

Description pagalmes.lists 2007-11-08 14:27:03 UTC
When I want to copy formatting using the stencil, the paragraph style is copied.
It is not possible to copy only the formatting of characters without having the
paragraph formatting also copied.

This is annoying as you can see in the attached screenshots
Comment 1 pagalmes.lists 2007-11-08 14:28:01 UTC
Created attachment 49526 [details]
formatting_caracters_using_stencil : reproduce the issue
Comment 2 pagalmes.lists 2007-11-08 14:32:48 UTC
Created attachment 49528 [details]
formatting_caracters_using_stencil_result : the result after applying the stencil
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2007-11-09 12:37:18 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 4 kpalagin 2008-01-16 15:24:05 UTC
Confirming.
Possibly duplicate to http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=83535.
Comment 5 eric.savary 2008-02-01 20:58:50 UTC
Use Ctrl+Click to paste only the character formatting.

worksforme
Comment 6 eric.savary 2008-02-01 20:59:14 UTC
closed
Comment 7 pagalmes.lists 2008-02-03 08:46:48 UTC
Thanks for the explataion of the ctrl+click.

It is nice, but most user will never know about it. The current behaviour is not
what users would expect, I thus reopen the issue.

This should be straightforward and work as in Excel. Maybe one approach would be :

if you select text that is overloaded compared to the paragraph style, it should
copy the overloaded attributes and not the paragraph style ?
Comment 8 eric.savary 2008-02-04 05:33:19 UTC
Well personaly I don't know what "the users" want.
I don't want the behavior you describe. But I'am not "the users"...
Are you them?

I guess this issue will only get fixed with a lot of votes.

So start on it!

Comment 9 pagalmes.lists 2008-02-04 16:02:37 UTC
@es : :-)

Nope, I am not "the users", but I work with many of them everyday who report to
me what they love in the OOo behaviour and also what they would like to be
improved. This issue was not "my" issue, but only one that a few users I work
with reported.

They told me that the behaviour in Word was more "natural" to them, thus I
reported this issue.

For sure, this is not a priority, but it is interresting to keep on mind that
this could be improved.

Best regards,
Pierre-Andre
Comment 10 eric.savary 2010-06-16 00:14:10 UTC
Re-qualifying to enhancement