Issue 19503 - redesign Math formulas fonts selection dialogue
Summary: redesign Math formulas fonts selection dialogue
Alias: None
Product: Math
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC4
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 5 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa, rfe_eval_ok
: 62728 112454 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2003-09-12 21:27 UTC by lars
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:54 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description lars 2003-09-12 21:27:12 UTC

ist there a new default text style which makes all text in formulas italic 
because they currently all become so?
Comment 1 thomas.lange 2003-09-15 12:06:50 UTC
The fonts to be used for formaulas can be set from within Math in the
Format/Fonts dialog.

Just choose if you like to change the font for variables, numbers, or
text (text in double quotes") and change it, in the new dialog there
is a checkbox for italic and bold.

If you set the modified fonts to be the default all new formulas will
use those settings.
Comment 2 lars 2003-09-15 12:28:55 UTC
ah, I see: but I can't select any fonts: the drop down list is empty

Comment 3 lars 2003-09-15 12:38:09 UTC
The drop down lists should become font selection fields and there 
should be tick boxes for italic and bold on this front-end, no need 
to use a modify command. If you have a font selection object in your 
framework, a font history might be on top standardly.
You should offer buttons for: use fonts for complete formula, start 
to use fonts from cursor position (if you deem this not 
unnecessary/unrelevant for a formula)
and a tick box/button "make default" so that the selected fonts are 
used as these categories default on nex start-up.
Comment 4 thomas.lange 2003-09-16 07:25:20 UTC
TL->BH: Request for enhancement. Thus to you.
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2003-10-20 10:55:31 UTC
All the currently under 'Modify' available functions should be
available on the opened fonts dialog. 
Comment 6 thackert 2004-12-25 08:51:16 UTC
I have seen that the last entry was in October 2003 and that this issue belongs to OOo-1.1RC4. Does the 
problem also occur in a newer version of OOo (1.1.3, 1.1.4 or 1.9.xx)? If not: Could the original reporter 
close this issue, please?
Comment 7 lars 2005-07-08 13:10:14 UTC
can't check the newer versions, but this issue is "started" nevertheless and 
this is good.
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2006-03-03 08:28:05 UTC
*** Issue 62728 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 thomas.lange 2006-09-25 11:32:39 UTC
Comment 10 materthron 2008-01-07 22:49:32 UTC
The current dialog is by no means intuitive nor does it make changing fonts
easy. So a general overhaul would be very appreciated.

It's a pain to change more than one font at a time, especially. Also, there is
no kind of preview at all. It's taking a lot of time, if a selected font
provides for needed special characters.

Some thoughts on requirements:
- Make it possible to change font for variables, functions, numbers and text
- Apply one style to multiple of the aforementioned categories.
- Font size and font style are defined in two separate dialogs.

Why not actually adapt the general font settings dialog to Math? I imagine the
category list on the left and the font and font effects tab on the right. The
settings made are applied to the selected elements.

What do you think about that?
Comment 11 eric.savary 2010-06-16 16:35:21 UTC
*** Issue 112454 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***