Issue 65861 - Command window should use dynamic line break position
Summary: Command window should use dynamic line break position
Alias: None
Product: Math
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-05-29 18:06 UTC by norbert2
Modified: 2015-03-04 13:14 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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2006-05-29 18:07 UTC, norbert2
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Description norbert2 2006-05-29 18:06:28 UTC
The line break of the MathML input-field is set to a fix position. This is
inconvenient. It's position should be set dynamically, like every usual editor does.

Please have a look at the attached Draw-document for some screenshots.
Comment 1 norbert2 2006-05-29 18:07:16 UTC
Created attachment 36776 [details]
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2006-05-30 09:32:07 UTC
MRU->TL: the use of the command window is very non-intuitive. The text flow in
it should behave like a text editor; the automatic line breaks should be
recalculated on every change of the window size. 
Issue 30588 will get obsolete by this here; close it in favour. This solution is
much better IMO.
Comment 3 thomas.lange 2006-05-30 09:53:02 UTC
TL: I disagree with this point of view.
To write formulas in Math is kind of programming them.
And for program text automatic line break is bad for many people since the
structure originally given (indention, line breaks, etc. ) changes with the
windows width.

If it need to have automatic line breaking there should at least be an option to
control this behaviour.

TL->FL: To you for decision.
Comment 4 thomas.lange 2006-05-30 09:53:22 UTC
Addibng myself to CC list.
Comment 5 norbert2 2006-05-30 15:53:08 UTC
"And for program text automatic line break is bad for many people ..."

I see your point. But the current behaviour is really not very good.

So I agree that a dynamic line break position (calculated after every window
resize) that can be switched off optional would be the best solution.

Furtheron I think that user-forced line breaks (RETURNS) should be indicated by
a character; like in Writer does if "Nonprinting Characters" is switched on. So
the user can differ between forced and automatic line breaks.

I think both changes should be implemented together.
Comment 6 norbert2 2006-05-30 21:25:27 UTC
If you implement such an option (I hope so), automatic line break should be
enabled by default. This avoids having the whole formula displayed in one line
for users who have not set forced line breaks in their formulas.
Comment 7 frank.loehmann 2006-07-13 16:52:27 UTC
set target to OOo 2.x
Comment 8 frank.loehmann 2007-09-05 13:49:06 UTC
No resources for 2.4 -> OOo later.
Comment 9 shalev kubi 2015-03-04 13:14:21 UTC
I am also up for it and adding myself to the cc list...