Issue 45963 - Line Spacing tool
Summary: Line Spacing tool
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-24 16:43 UTC by macon_morrison
Modified: 2013-06-15 20:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: FEATURE
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

How to customize the "line spacing tool" (426.63 KB, image/png)
2013-06-15 20:47 UTC, Stephan
no flags Details

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this issue.
Description macon_morrison 2005-03-24 16:43:53 UTC
One of the most useful formatting features of PowerPoint is the line-spacing
feature.  These two buttons enable the user to click on the text border and
either decrease or increase the line spacing within the text box to make text
fit or enhance the aesthetics of the slide.  

I have not found this functionality in Impress.  If it is not yet built, it
would be a valuable feature.  If it is included, it would be helpful to create a
macro button available on the toolbar and include a reference in the help menu.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-03-24 16:51:46 UTC
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:21:42 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
wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have
advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker:
Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~
Comment 3 Stephan 2013-06-15 20:47:14 UTC
Created attachment 80865 [details]
How to customize the "line spacing tool"
Comment 4 Stephan 2013-06-15 20:48:52 UTC
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.7.5
OpenOffice Version: 3.4.1 Build 9593

To my understanding the feature is implemented and can be configured as given in the following steps or follow the video sequence linked below.

1. Open an OpenOffice Presentation.
2. From the menu select Tools -> Customize…
3. In the Toolbar drop-down list select 'Text Formatting'
4. Scroll down the 'Commands' list a little bit to about the middle of the list.
5. Mark the checkboxes in front of 'Increase Spacing' and 'Decrease Spacing'.
6. If so desired also check the 'Line Spacing' check boxes (see attached screenshot).
7. Close the dialog box by clicking the 'OK' button.

One can also change the tool box by right-clicking into the text format toolbar (visible when actually editing some text); see video at:

When editing text there should now be icons in the toolbar that allow changing the line spacing.

Since the feature has apparently been implemented, I suggest to close this issue.