Issue 44972 - setting outline character's line thickness
Summary: setting outline character's line thickness
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.4
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-03-14 09:00 UTC by busomaka
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:33 UTC (History)
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Sample Outline Text (4.41 KB, image/png)
2006-07-28 08:28 UTC, pesala
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Description busomaka 2005-03-14 09:00:28 UTC
Current outline effect for characters uses a too thin linestyle.
Setting outline line thickness would be a useful feature (i.e. for headings).
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-03-14 10:43:19 UTC
reassigned to requirements
Comment 2 pesala 2006-07-28 08:13:18 UTC
This can be achieved already by inserting Fontwork, but I agree it would be a very 
useful enhancement to have. The current default hairline width for outline text is 
too thin for most purposes
Comment 3 pesala 2006-07-28 08:28:15 UTC
Created attachment 38100 [details]
Sample Outline Text
Comment 4 pesala 2006-07-28 08:38:28 UTC
The attachment was produced in FontCreator from High-Logic using the Hollow 
Transformation on Bitstream Vera bold and regular characters. The program's default 
setting of 30 funits is a bit to light for my liking so I used a setting of 50 
funits in the horizontal anf vertical directions to get the attached results. 

What is needed is to be able to set the outline weight as a percentage of point 
size. In my attachment, 5% would be about right. A range from 0.1% (hairline) to 
10% would be needed.

Alternatively, one could set the line weight in points, which might be more easily 
understood by users, but it would be less flexible as the weight of the outline 
would change if the font was resized.
Comment 5 pesala 2006-07-28 08:42:16 UTC
Correction: my mental arithmetic is a bit dodgy this morning. 50/2048 is 2.4% not 5%
Comment 6 Joe Smith 2010-05-19 21:32:27 UTC
Looks the same as Issue 12610

Issue 42020 covers other character outline parameters.