Issue 17299 - Page and numbering styles: "Linked with" blanked out
Summary: Page and numbering styles: "Linked with" blanked out
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial with 9 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2003-07-23 10:42 UTC by guido.pinkernell
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:34 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description guido.pinkernell 2003-07-23 10:42:25 UTC
In Writer, open Stylist,
select Page Styles or Numbering Styles,
then rightclick on existing style or somewhere into the white,
select Modify or New.
"Linked with" is blanked out.

I see no reason for this.
Comment 1 rblackeagle 2003-07-23 21:15:39 UTC
This is true in the linux version as well.  However, it is also true
for (I just checked).  I think it would be an enhancement as
it seems consistent across versions.  I also don't understand why
those two style formats (and only those two) would not provide a
choice for linking.
Comment 2 tamblyne 2003-08-03 22:22:04 UTC
Confirmed -- 1.1rc2
Comment 3 h.ilter 2003-08-05 12:35:35 UTC
HI->TM: Not a word processor problem.
Comment 4 thorsten.martens 2003-08-13 14:08:43 UTC
TM->ES: Stylist ! -> Your turn !
Comment 5 eric.savary 2003-09-09 17:44:14 UTC
ES: reassigned to User Experience for evaluation
Comment 6 gonhidi 2004-12-21 14:23:18 UTC
Confirmed in 1.1.4rc04.

I saw this when editing page styles. At firrst I thought that it was a problem
with the release candidate, because the user interface seems to imply that the
feature is available. It  also seemed a reasonable assumption because consistent
page layout is troublesome to achieve if elements such as margins need to be set
for each page style instead of in the master page style only.

I found unfortunate the lack of some explicit message, both in the help as well
as in the menu itself. Until this is resolved, is would be good to see a note in
the help about the lack of support, and it should be made clear in the menu
itself, by showing a text such as "feature not available" in addition to greying
out the text box.
Comment 7 greyham 2008-05-03 04:17:34 UTC
The problem is not just that "Linked with" is greyed out; it is that page 
styles don't act hierarchially. This is a problem because there are many 
instances where multiple page styles are needed to get effects like different 
page number formats in page headers & footers. Complex documents can end up 
with many different page styles, and changing page size globally becomes 
difficult. So this is really a request for page styles to act hierarchically.
Comment 8 javalicious 2008-06-10 02:42:36 UTC
Seconding greyhams observations here as well, the varieties and complexities of
documents keep getting more and more intricate - the program would certainly
benefit its users if as previously said, the page styles acted hierarchically.
Comment 9 rgb 2009-04-25 12:17:19 UTC
Hierarchical page style will be great. Some time ago my editor decided that the
book I was working on needed a different page size and different font. I changed
font type and size in no time (just edited "Default" paragraph style), but the
change in page size took me a while: I always use several page styles to archive
the layout I like.
Comment 10 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:51:03 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".