Issue 41776 - RFE- A new Styles and Formatting Dialog in addition to Stylist - easier modification / organising of styles
Summary: RFE- A new Styles and Formatting Dialog in addition to Stylist - easier modif...
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 680m74
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2005-02-01 09:07 UTC by aparan
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:43 UTC (History)
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sketch - proposed dialogbox (732.32 KB, image/jpeg)
2005-02-03 09:16 UTC, aparan
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Description aparan 2005-02-01 09:07:29 UTC
OO.o writer has enlarged the scope of styles by categorising styles to
'Character', 'Paragraph', Frame, Page, List Numbering etc.  But the present
Stylist [renamed lately as Styles & Formatting] has some serious drawbacks.  I
would request for a new 'Styles and Formatting' dialog which could be invoked
from the Format Menu in addition to the stylist.  This means retaining the old
'Stylist' for easier application of styles and doing the 'ADvanced Settings
/Modifications' from the "styles and formatting' dialog. This would be much
similar to the current 'Modfiy style dialog' [which can be called by the
'modify' option of the style in the Stylist] with a pane added to its left side.   

I would suggest the following setup for the dialog: 

The present classifications of styles is fine.  What we need is to provide the
classifications and option to choose the style from this dialog itself, rather
than going back to the 'Stylist'.  So this would function as a place where the
user can choose any style, modify/delete, [whatever], to the styles, and also
apply them to the selection/para/page if he want/if the context allows.

For specific styles give options to 'Modify', 'Delete', 'Create New..[based on
the selected style]' the style at the bottom of the dialog.  The
modification/setting up of styles could be arranged into tabs - Character,
Paragraph, Borders, Numbering, etc. as is done at present.  It would also be
useful if an 'Apply' and an 'Update Style in default template' option is added
to this dialog. This will mean that any modification done by the user without
this option will be document specific and will not be carried on to the Default
setup. And this would be easier also rather than going all the way to picking
the template and updating the style. And finally allow this 'Styles & formatting
Dialog' to be called from the Format menu instead of the Stylist or add this
option to the menu.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-02-02 12:21:01 UTC
reassigned to requirements.
Comment 2 aparan 2005-02-03 09:13:55 UTC
A rough sketch of the proposed dialog is attached. 

The left pane will contain the classifications of styles
[character/paragraph/frame/numbering etc.].  This will be like a tree, opening
up to further styles.  As in the present Stylist the top combo will help the
user to choose from further options in each category.  The properties of each
style is present in the right pane as tabs [character/paragraph etc..].  The
opening interface will have the Attributes tab, which will have the basic info
about the style and its preview.  Additionally, a 'Import Styles' button will
have to be added to get styles from other documents /organise these styles easily.
Comment 3 aparan 2005-02-03 09:16:05 UTC
Created attachment 22151 [details]
sketch - proposed dialogbox
Comment 4 aparan 2005-02-03 14:26:55 UTC
If this 'Styles and Formatting' dialog could be added to the Format Menu, the
present 'Stylist' [ren. 'Styles and Formatting'] window could be incorporated to
the 'Tools' menu as it is a very good 'tool' as far as applying styles to
documents is concerned.   
Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:39:03 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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