Issue 34522 - When self defined help text of text field is too long -> no linebreak
Summary: When self defined help text of text field is too long -> no linebreak
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Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.2
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-09-22 23:14 UTC by helgekraak
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:32 UTC (History)
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Description helgekraak 2004-09-22 23:14:05 UTC
When you assign a help text to a text field (and all other types probably too)
and your text exceeds the screen width when you move your mouse over the text
fielf, the text is not beeing divided into two lines. Instead you can't see the
rest of the text.

Helge Kraak
Comment 1 marc.neumann 2004-09-23 09:39:27 UTC

reassign to User Experience for evaluating.

May be there should be also a possibility to insert a linebreak manuall. f.e.
via "\n"

Bye Marc
Comment 2 Frank Schönheit 2004-09-29 12:02:17 UTC
Helge, would Marc's suggestion solve your problem? I.e., if you enter help text
which contains \n, then this would be translated into an explicit line break.
Such a fix could probably be easily done, without waiting two more years or
longer for OOo 3.0 ....
Comment 3 helgekraak 2004-09-29 14:12:39 UTC
I like Marc's suggestion with the manual linebreak. I think it's a great idea,
also much better than just an automatic linebreak on what I put my first thought
when I experienced this problem. Thanks a lot for fast response!
Comment 4 Frank Schönheit 2004-09-29 16:16:48 UTC
Hmm. I stepped a little bit into the code, and played with it. It seems that
such a change is not as easy as I thought. Unfortunately, the tooltips in the
underlaying graphics system layer (VCL) are not prepared for wordbreaks, at
least not in the "simple mode", but only for tooltips which you get pressing
So, this definately is nothing I can fix within half an hour :( - which sadly
means it has to reside with the user experience team for feature evaluation ....
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:42:18 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".