Issue 54923 - No obvious way to quickly increase/decrease font-size from the keyboard
Summary: No obvious way to quickly increase/decrease font-size from the keyboard
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Minor (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-09-21 17:12 UTC by thomas_hinkle
Modified: 2020-06-22 08:14 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-beta
Developer Difficulty: ---

Patch to Add Increase and Decrease Font Size Shortcuts (1.17 KB, patch)
2015-05-02 11:05 UTC, lynnpe
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Description thomas_hinkle 2005-09-21 17:12:32 UTC
As far as I can tell, there is no quick way to increase or decrease font-size
from the keyboard in OpenOffice.

In Microsoft Word, Control-Shift-P selects the font-size adjustor to allow quick
editing. This is, in my mind, a mediocre solution. (In open office,
Control-Shift-P just toggles the size)

In AbiWord, Control-< and Control-> adjust the size. This is just the kind of
solution I'd like to see in OO -- easy to use (though it's not a discoverable
feature in AbiWord -- it would be nice if the OO implementation were
discoverable via menu items such as "Increase font size" and "Decrease font size".

I believe this is pretty important -- I adjust font-size far more often than I
adjust spacing, italics, underlining and bolding, all of which have convenience
keyboard shortcuts.

Also, it's not trivial to record a macro to do this since by default, macros
record what font-size I changed to exactly, making it possible to make a "Set
font size to 16" macro, but not possible to say "Increase font size" in a quick
Comment 1 h.ilter 2005-09-22 10:59:23 UTC
Reassigned to requirements
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 01:42:18 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 2+ 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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Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~
Comment 3 thomas_hinkle 2008-05-16 01:51:40 UTC
This remains a problem with version 2.4.
Comment 4 oooforum (fr) 2008-05-30 09:52:38 UTC
Maybe duplicate with #28016
Comment 5 Edwin Sharp 2014-03-19 10:24:51 UTC
Tools - Customize... - Keyboard - Category=Format - Function=Increase Font/Reduce Font is blank.
Default keys should be assigned.
AOO410m14(Build:9760)  -  Rev. 1573062
2014-03-01_04:11:01 - Rev. 1573123
Comment 6 Andrea Pescetti 2015-02-20 00:10:20 UTC
To change this in code, you need to edit the file

Ask for further details if needed.

(this comment answers a request that came to the dev list on where one should look in the code to fix this issue).
Comment 7 lynnpe 2015-05-02 11:05:19 UTC
Created attachment 84727 [details]
Patch to Add Increase and Decrease Font Size Shortcuts
Comment 8 oooforum (fr) 2020-06-22 08:14:28 UTC
Push a request on Github: