Issue 116291 - option to place cursor left of numbering when navigating to Header or Outline via Navi or TOC
Summary: option to place cursor left of numbering when navigating to Header or Outline...
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.2.1 RC2
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2011-01-03 17:39 UTC by b0zo
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:43 UTC (History)
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OOo_Bug116291 (75.27 KB, application/octet-stream)
2011-01-04 17:35 UTC, b0zo
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Description b0zo 2011-01-03 17:39:04 UTC
Currently, when jumping to another location (via hyperlink or cross-reference
referencing a Header or Outline) within a Writer doc and subsequent exported
PDF, the insertion bar positions itself after the numbered part of a
Header/Outline title and before the first letter of that same Header/Outline
title, and this regardless of numbered style used. For precise navigation and
accessibility reasons -- especially when the page is zoomed in at more than 100
percent of the screen -- the current insertion bar should, by default, insert
itself at the beginning of the numbered section of a Header/Outline in order for
Users to be able to view all other possible numbered Headers/Outlines that
follow the same vertical alignment without having to scroll more to the left
(since the numbered part is hidden from view -- annoying and impractical when
reading consecutive numbered Headers/Paragraphs/Text, especially in
judicial/legal documents).

This missing aspect of navigation should not be considered trivial and should be
made optional via any dialog box accessing numbering functionality for any type
of Writer content. Current relevant dialog windows should comprise of radio
buttons allowing Users to choose either to leave, as default, the current
position of the insertion bar once jumping to a referenced numbered item (i.e.:
Insertion bar Default: "Right of numbering") or, to position in front of
numbered item (i.e.: Insertion bar Option 1: "Left of numbering") or, to
position at left margin of page on same line as numbered item (i.e.: Insertion
bar Option 2: "Left margin").

Practically speaking, two radio buttons would suffice: the default enabled radio
button would apply Option 1, with the choice to choose Option 2 via another
radio button.

This Enhancement can also be categorized as a "Feature" where the Insertion bar
currently omits to take into account the numbering part of a Header/Outline, or
as a "Defect" where the Insertion bar is supposed to anchor in front of any
numbered List items.
Comment 1 b0zo 2011-01-03 18:20:32 UTC
Error - changed Platform to "PC" in above Issue specs.
Comment 2 eric.savary 2011-01-04 11:39:04 UTC
Please attach a sample document showing the problem.
Comment 3 b0zo 2011-01-04 17:35:21 UTC
Created attachment 75467 [details]
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2011-01-05 07:42:02 UTC
Desired is an option to define whether the cursor is placed left or right of the
numbering label when navigating to a numbered heading / outline paragraph.
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 5 b0zo 2011-01-05 20:32:44 UTC
Note: This enhancement should be working in a PDF created by Writer, for
enhanced navigation and accessibility.