Issue 23181 - Text in the Navigator window should wrap
Summary: Text in the Navigator window should wrap
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC5
Hardware: Other Other OS
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 9775 9776 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2003-12-04 09:28 UTC by ingenstans
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description ingenstans 2003-12-04 09:28:00 UTC
This is, I hope, a fairly simple enhancement, which would improve OOo in a 
number of ways. The first would be that it gave us, at a stroke, a full-featured 
outliner. At the moment, the outlining features in Writer are limited, compared 
to the competition, because we can't hide paragraphs depending on their heading 
level. But this faculty already exists in the Navigator, so a wide navigator 
pane would have, if the text wrapped, all the facilities of the MS Word 

Secondly, when the Navigator is being used just to navigate around long, 
structured documents, it often happens that the width of section names, or 
bookmark names, exceeds the width of the pane, if these identifiers are long 
enough to be useful. Again, if the text could wrap so that it were all legible, 
we would have a large gain, for what I hope would be a very little pain.
Comment 1 thorsten.martens 2003-12-04 09:30:46 UTC
TM->ES: Please have a look, thanks !
Comment 2 eric.savary 2003-12-04 10:51:24 UTC
- Wrap the text
- Hide the paragraphs
Those are two different enhancement.
Please submit only one bug/enhancement per issue.
We can't handle multiple item issues.
Thank you for your comprehension.
Comment 3 eric.savary 2003-12-04 10:51:45 UTC
Comment 4 ingenstans 2003-12-05 10:25:58 UTC
Thank you for your comprehension, indeed! 

The paragraphs in the Navigator can _already_ be shown and hidden. It 
says that clearly in my original enhancement request, and it's obvious 
if you use the thing in Writer: right click and there is a menu entry 
for heading levels, as well as an icon at the top of the Navigator 

So I was only asking for one enhancement -- that text be wrapped -- 
and giving two reasons why this would be a good thing. I am reopening 
so that you can consider this single enhancement. There has been a 
flurry of discussion on the User list about the lack of an outlining 
facility comparable to Word's, which shows that I am not the only 
person who would benefit, since everything else that an outliner 
needs, including the showing and hiding of paragraphs based on their 
heading levels, is already built into the Navigator.
Comment 5 eric.savary 2003-12-16 19:32:41 UTC
ES->BH: This issue depends on issue 3959
Comment 6 ingenstans 2004-01-04 18:26:18 UTC
I don't think this does depend on #3959 at all. One effect would be to make 
#3959 less urgent; but there are quite independent benefits from this change. 
These would show even in the internal work at Sun/ 

For an example, look at the standard template used within Sun to discuss 
enhancement requests (such as the document setting out how to split tables in 
issue 2109). Almost all of the main headings here are supported with notes 
explaining how they are meant to be used. But you can't read them easily, even 
in the Navigator, because the text won't wrap in a Navigator window. All you can 
read is the first 30 or 50 characters, depending on the width of the window. 
This makes the Navigator much less useful than it might be. So this enhancement 
is useful quite independent of whether we have a Word-style outliner or not.

Comment 7 Mathias_Bauer 2006-12-11 13:45:00 UTC
*** Issue 9775 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 max.odendahl 2009-07-20 05:23:34 UTC
*** Issue 9776 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:48:58 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".