Issue 75259 - Provide a choice whether to underline spaces between words
Summary: Provide a choice whether to underline spaces between words
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2 RC2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-03-09 16:06 UTC by raindrops
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:39 UTC (History)
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Sample shows the idea (17.59 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2007-03-09 18:00 UTC, raindrops
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Description raindrops 2007-03-09 16:06:25 UTC
Provide a choice whether to underline spaces between words.

If we place the cursor inside a word and press CTRL+U, the underline extends
beyond the word, and covers the space that follows it. This looks very odd.
Please change the default to suppress the underline in spaces.

But when it comes to underlining a complete sentence (or part of a sentence), it
is more natural to draw a continuous underline for the entire length. Only some
people may prefer to underline only the words, and NOT the spaces. 

To cater to both tastes, please provide another option so that when multiple
words are selected, the user can select between 
(a) continuous (the default choice), and
(b) underline is applied word-by-word (i.e., not shown for spaces)
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-03-09 16:21:42 UTC
In Format.Character dialog, you have the option "Individual words". Is this,
what you are looking for?
Comment 2 raindrops 2007-03-09 16:40:24 UTC
No that is for applying it to the selected text on one-time basis. 

What I am suggesting should come in the program options.

Comment 3 raindrops 2007-03-09 18:00:29 UTC
Created attachment 43623 [details]
Sample shows the idea
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2007-03-12 09:46:51 UTC
Ah, I understand... a new (selectable) default behavior for underlining the
spaces between words is desired.
Regarding the problem that punctuation marks are also underlined when pressing
Ctrl-U, please file a seperate issue.
Comment 5 raindrops 2007-03-12 15:05:44 UTC
Thanks. Issue 75319 raised.