Issue 66261 - sheet tab font too small
Summary: sheet tab font too small
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 17 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 54672 117177 126314 128188 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2006-06-09 01:58 UTC by terrynorth
Modified: 2019-11-17 17:05 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description terrynorth 2006-06-09 01:58:04 UTC
I and others find the font size on sheet tabs too small.  I seek either a way to
alter the font size or an amendment of code so that the font is, for example, a
set percentage (say 75%) of the menu font size.  The former would be preferable.
 Although I have classed this as an enhancement, I imagine that for people of
poorer eyesight it would be regarded as a defect.
Comment 1 frank 2006-07-10 12:31:26 UTC
one for the requirements team
Comment 2 mikeproctor 2006-07-10 12:39:15 UTC
I was able to return the tab fonts to a readable size (on windows) by changing
the desktop theme back to windows standard.  I would say this has something to
do with the system font chosen for the tabs.  Some windows themes have such
crappy fonts it doesn't suprise me at all.
Comment 3 terrynorth 2006-09-18 08:15:15 UTC
Evidently, the Windows Control Panel can be used to rectify the size of tab
fonts.  My experience is limited to KDE on Linux.

The tabs on the Firefox browser are quite readable.  I have adjusted mine by
tinkering with a chrome file but it really wasn't necessary to do so.

I also filed issue 56530 regarding dialog fonts.  OpenOffice does not adopt
desktop settings in KDE with regard to the size of dialog fonts either.

It may be a KDE integration problem.  BTW, I am not getting messages about issues.
Comment 4 lucialu 2009-04-01 03:19:43 UTC

I am using a MacBook Pro 17" Widescreen and find the sheet tabs at bottom of my
screen are too tiny. Is it possible to increase this section of the window to
make the tabs larger? It's so so difficult to see the tabs let alone try to
select and open them.

Please fix the program so we can increase the size of that font in the
application as desired.

Comment 5 nomnex 2010-11-13 14:44:54 UTC
Same here on OOo 3.2.1 on Fedora 13 LXDE. Tabs on Calc need to have a font size
setting. Bug started on 2006, even for an enhancement, it fairly dated.

I am surprise to read so few comments regarding font size on the writer tabs,
but there are somebug duplicates about the same issue (not marked as bug
duplicates). I found their ref. browsing the OOo forums.
Comment 6 ntninfo 2010-11-15 11:36:32 UTC
I find that the Openoffice version 3.2.1, OOO320m19 (Build:9505) ooo-build, Ubuntu package 1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1 which came with Ubuntu 10.10 has the
worst sheet tabs so far. The size of the sheet tabs are very small, the font is
also cramped due to the small size. We definitely need a way to customize tab size.
Comment 7 gregorjs 2010-12-08 05:06:02 UTC 3.2.1 
OOO320m19 (Build:9505)
ooo-build, Ubuntu package 1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1

Tab font is too small, and the tab navigation buttons are tiny!
Comment 8 dawells5 2011-01-08 17:42:18 UTC
My husband is legally blind. He runs his home business through Calc that is
running on Ubuntu 10.10. There is no option (that we have found) to change the
scrollbar's font size which in turn would resize the tabs like in windows. The
sheet tabs are unusable for him, and hardly working out for me. We are
temporarily assigning range names to cells of each sheet, but this really
defeats the purpose of having tabs. The machines where this issue is seen are: 2
Lenovo X41 Thinkpad Tablet PCs running Ubuntu 10.10, and Asus EEE PC 701 2G Surf
running eeeXandros in Advanced mode. All are running Ooo 3.2.1. On the last
machine, it's not so much of an issue, since the screen size is 7" and I only
read a single sheet Calc file from there when out shopping, but on the other
machines, it is a real issue.
Comment 9 niklas.nebel 2011-01-10 09:20:09 UTC
The height of the sheet tabs is the system's scroll bar size, and the font is
scaled down to fit into that size. You could try increasing the scroll bar size
in your settings.
Comment 10 hagar_de_lest 2011-03-03 19:45:09 UTC
Issue 117177 seems to be a duplicate.
Comment 11 aexlfowley 2012-02-17 19:07:18 UTC
Five year bug. Wow.
There is no option at OOo 3.2.1 to change the scroll bar size. I'm also on Ubuntu 10.10 but I only have the problem since I changed my graphics card (from ATI Radeon X1300/1500 to nVidia GeForce 6150SE). I only had to change the frame rate. So for me either it's a graphic chip or frequency problem.
Comment 12 Marcus 2012-02-22 20:03:10 UTC
*** Issue 117177 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 13 Simon 2014-12-11 03:42:24 UTC
"Bump" ... just to add this issue affects Mac users as well and is still  current.  

Some Ubuntu users have registered a workaround by altering files, but this is platform specific.
Comment 14 oooforum (fr) 2015-05-20 09:24:46 UTC
*** Issue 126314 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 15 sroig2013 2015-09-20 19:54:51 UTC
The small text size is also an issue on Mac OSX 10.10.5.  The text is very small and from a distance unreadable.  Also the top of the text is being cut off.  For user's with poor eyesight this unnecessarily reduces quality and should be considered a bug.
Comment 16 oooforum (fr) 2019-09-03 15:13:39 UTC
*** Issue 128188 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 17 oooforum (fr) 2019-11-17 17:05:35 UTC
*** Issue 54672 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***