Issue 34199 - Allow for automatically removing spacing between same paragraph.
Summary: Allow for automatically removing spacing between same paragraph.
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 14 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-09-15 10:46 UTC by ftack
Modified: 2019-08-01 09:07 UTC (History)
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Description ftack 2004-09-15 10:46:34 UTC
When creating numbered or bulletted lists, one usually wants blank space before
and after the list, but not between the items. Automating this using styles
currently involves using three styles, a "Start", "Continuation" and "End" style.

When later on, list items are reordered, styles  move along. Thus the user must
eventually reaply the "First" style to the new item that comes first, and Apply
the "Cont" (or "End") style for the item that was moved from the top to
somewhere in the list.

A feature where spacing above and below the paragraph would depend on whether
the previous/following paragraph style is the same, wuold elegantly resolve this
issue: spacing would automatically be applied to the first and last items, not
in the middle of the list.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2004-09-15 12:30:48 UTC
Reassigned to BH.
Comment 2 Joe Smith 2006-10-31 15:40:34 UTC
> A feature where spacing above and below the paragraph would depend 
> on whether the previous/following paragraph style is the same...

Might this be better as a list property? As with paragraph styles, you could
assign space above and below the list (appearing on the Bullets & Numbering/List
Styles dialogs).

I think this would give a better user experience (clearer/easier to understand)
and better flexibility: If you have a pp style setting that says "ignore spacing
if the adjacent style is the same", how would you change the spacing between
list items?
Comment 3 ftack 2006-11-02 10:34:06 UTC
List styles do only control the appearance of the individual list items. The
line spacing is controlled by the paragraph properties (paragraph style or
direct formatting). It would therefore be more consistent, in my opinion, to add
this feature to the paragraph styles as a 'generic' feature to control line
spacing (not necessarily restricted to lists).
Comment 4 pmike 2008-07-14 09:59:04 UTC
see also issue 43220
Comment 5 dbowie 2009-11-13 01:26:44 UTC
Making this a list property could work, but it would be better as a general
paragraph feature--consider the analogous case of multiple subtitles (as in a
course syllabus, where you may want a subtitle with the course number and
another with the class time). The layout would look better (in my opinion, at
least) with no space between the subtitles, but a space after. As it stands now,
this requires two different styles rather than just one.
Comment 6 eyalroz 2009-11-19 21:13:42 UTC
This is an MS-Word feature parity bug, which I believe is very important. The
workaround described is really no way to work writing documents. I also want to
stress that the resolution of this issue should not be limited to lists.
Comment 7 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:42:53 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".