Issue 108137 - character formatting "small caps" or "capitals" in list items will not be desired for list label
Summary: character formatting "small caps" or "capitals" in list items will not be des...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 18463
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.1.1
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Oliver-Rainer Wittmann
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Reported: 2010-01-07 16:39 UTC by Joe Smith
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Sample document for testing and further information (15.49 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2010-01-07 16:50 UTC, Joe Smith
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Description Joe Smith 2010-01-07 16:39:28 UTC
Certain character formatting, applied to either the initial characters of the
text of a list item, or to the entire text of the item, will also apply to the
item's list label. This is unwanted, inconsistent and difficult to prevent.

Steps to reproduce:
1) Create a numbered list, labeled using lowercase letters
(The attached document includes a sample list and instructions)
2) Select the first word of the text of one item.
3) Apply "small capitals": Format > Character > Font Effects > Effects: Small

See that the list label is also shown in small capitals.

The same problem occurs with the other formatting options in the Font
Effects/Effects group, and with Position/Spacing: Expanded or Condensed.

The same effect occurs with (almost) any character formatting, when the
formatting is applied to the entire text of the list item, and the formatting is
applied directly and not through a character style.

Please see the attached document for more information and explanation.

Frankly, I'm not sure what the exact bug is here--maybe there is more than one,
but, at minimum, Writer is behaving inconsistently, and I've not found any good
way to prevent the formatting from affecting the list label.
Comment 1 Joe Smith 2010-01-07 16:50:27 UTC
Created attachment 67063 [details]
Sample document for testing and further information
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2010-01-08 09:01:44 UTC
this is desired / designed. In issue 18463 UserEx has stated what of the
character formats should also be applied to the numbering label. However, for
the special case of the Effects (small caps, capitals) this may not make sense.

MRU->OD / FL: I think, that character effects should not be transferred to the
list label like other char attributes. If one formats his list as a) or i) it is
not desired that it is changed to A) or I) because of the character formats in
the paragraph. this will look as if the paragraph does not belong to the list
Comment 3 Joe Smith 2010-01-08 14:41:38 UTC
> In issue 18463 UserEx has stated what of the character formats
> should also be applied to the numbering label.

Oops. Yes, that's the same issue. We can combine them there if you like. I was
searching for issues with 'list' or 'number' in the summary.

It's hard to imagine that anyone would expect character formatting applied to
only part of the item text should automatically apply to the label--and it does
not (in most cases) in Writer.

I don't know what the right behavior is in general, but Writer should have a
reasonable and dependable method for the user to control whether the text
formatting applies to the label or not, and currently--as far as I can
tell--there is no such method.
Comment 4 Joe Smith 2014-04-17 23:43:54 UTC
Closing based on previous comments/duplicate issue.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 18463 ***