Issue 14022 - Add visual feedback for paragraphs that will not be automatically updated
Summary: Add visual feedback for paragraphs that will not be automatically updated
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 644m11
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 27963 122975 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-05-02 12:54 UTC by lduperval
Modified: 2014-04-09 19:53 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-beta
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description lduperval 2003-05-02 12:54:39 UTC
If you manually override a paragraph format using the buttons on the toolbars,
when you update the style for that paragraph, it will not be updated.

For example,

- create a new document
- type two separate paragraphs
- Select all of the second paragraph
- change the font to Bold
- Click in the first paragraph
- select "Modify paragraph style"
- Change the font to bold and apply. Now both paragraphs are bold
- Select "Modify Paragraph Style" again in the first paragraph
- Change the font style to be normal. The first paragraph reverts to normal but
the second one remains bold

This behaviour is correct but may be surprising for people that are not used to
applying styles.

One way to give feedback for paragraphs such as the second one, is to show the
name of the style differently in the status bar. For example, the name of the
style for the first paragraph would be "Default" while the second one would say
"Default*". Here the asterisk would denote a paragraph which overrides at least
one setting of the paragraph style.
Comment 1 stefan.baltzer 2003-09-08 17:34:47 UTC
SBA: Reassigned to Bettina from the User Experience team for consideration.
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:13:04 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently 'Unconfirmed' pending review, but has not been
updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the
latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed.
Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have
advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker:
Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~
Comment 3 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:01:17 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 4 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-18 12:36:02 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m14(Build:9760)  -  Rev. 1573062
2014-03-01_04:11:01 - Rev. 1573123
Comment 5 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-07 19:11:51 UTC
*** Issue 27963 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-09 19:53:54 UTC
*** Issue 122975 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***