Issue 42602 - Formatting heading style in OpenOffice 2.0 confusing
Summary: Formatting heading style in OpenOffice 2.0 confusing
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: 680m77
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-02-12 08:04 UTC by punisher
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Microsoft Word Format --> Style dialog box (9.49 KB, image/png)
2005-02-14 17:02 UTC, punisher
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Description punisher 2005-02-12 08:04:21 UTC
Would it be possible either to add a preview to the "Paragraph Style" dialog?  I
find the dialog less intuitive than the Microsoft Word one; thus, rather than
having to make changes and click OK, thus trashing the dialog and having a
person have to repeatedly go back when the formattting does not look right, it
would be nice to have a preview like Microsoft Word does.  If this is too
complicated, having an apply button might be a compromise.  Though, having a
preview would certainly be a lot more efficient and a lot less confusing to the
end user.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-02-14 08:34:19 UTC
duplicate to issue 41717.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 41717 ***
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2005-02-14 08:35:27 UTC
Comment 3 punisher 2005-02-14 17:02:08 UTC
Created attachment 22596 [details]
Microsoft Word Format --> Style dialog box
Comment 4 punisher 2005-02-14 17:08:51 UTC
Actually this is not a duplicate of 41717.

Issue 41717 was about the Stylus.  This one is not.  This report is about the
"Paragraph Style", which is different.  The "Paragraph Style" is where you go to
tweak or add style, such as whether is numbered, what font it has, etc.

If this is still not clear and you would like a screenshot of what I am
referring to, please let me know.  But please understand, it is not the stylus;
thus, it is not a duplicate of 41717

I have attached a screenshot to this report that shows what the Microsoft Word
2000 equivalent looks like.  Notice the preview.

Comment 5 michael.ruess 2005-02-15 09:28:24 UTC
OK, now it is clear, what you desire. A kind of preview in the Format.Paragrah /
Paragraph style dialog.
Comment 6 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:39:17 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with
one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been
addressed. Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
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Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
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Comment 7 punisher 2008-05-19 04:56:14 UTC
Issue still exists in OpenOffice 3.0 beta, but if you want to close it, go
ahead, as it doesn't look like it's likely to be addressed anytime soon.
Comment 8 Mathias_Bauer 2008-06-04 09:38:49 UTC
I don't think that we will implement this issue exactly as requested but
improving the editing of styles is on my list.