Issue 83450 - formatting characters using the paintbrush
Summary: formatting characters using the paintbrush
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: usability
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-11-08 14:27 UTC by pagalmes.lists
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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formatting_caracters_using_stencil : reproduce the issue (84.07 KB, image/png)
2007-11-08 14:28 UTC, pagalmes.lists
no flags Details
formatting_caracters_using_stencil_result : the result after applying the stencil (51.07 KB, image/png)
2007-11-08 14:32 UTC, pagalmes.lists
no flags Details

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Description pagalmes.lists 2007-11-08 14:27:03 UTC
When I want to copy formatting using the stencil, the paragraph style is copied.
It is not possible to copy only the formatting of characters without having the
paragraph formatting also copied.

This is annoying as you can see in the attached screenshots
Comment 1 pagalmes.lists 2007-11-08 14:28:01 UTC
Created attachment 49526 [details]
formatting_caracters_using_stencil : reproduce the issue
Comment 2 pagalmes.lists 2007-11-08 14:32:48 UTC
Created attachment 49528 [details]
formatting_caracters_using_stencil_result : the result after applying the stencil
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2007-11-09 12:37:18 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 4 kpalagin 2008-01-16 15:24:05 UTC
Possibly duplicate to
Comment 5 eric.savary 2008-02-01 20:58:50 UTC
Use Ctrl+Click to paste only the character formatting.

Comment 6 eric.savary 2008-02-01 20:59:14 UTC
Comment 7 pagalmes.lists 2008-02-03 08:46:48 UTC
Thanks for the explataion of the ctrl+click.

It is nice, but most user will never know about it. The current behaviour is not
what users would expect, I thus reopen the issue.

This should be straightforward and work as in Excel. Maybe one approach would be :

if you select text that is overloaded compared to the paragraph style, it should
copy the overloaded attributes and not the paragraph style ?
Comment 8 eric.savary 2008-02-04 05:33:19 UTC
Well personaly I don't know what "the users" want.
I don't want the behavior you describe. But I'am not "the users"...
Are you them?

I guess this issue will only get fixed with a lot of votes.

So start on it!

Comment 9 pagalmes.lists 2008-02-04 16:02:37 UTC
@es : :-)

Nope, I am not "the users", but I work with many of them everyday who report to
me what they love in the OOo behaviour and also what they would like to be
improved. This issue was not "my" issue, but only one that a few users I work
with reported.

They told me that the behaviour in Word was more "natural" to them, thus I
reported this issue.

For sure, this is not a priority, but it is interresting to keep on mind that
this could be improved.

Best regards,
Comment 10 eric.savary 2010-06-16 00:14:10 UTC
Re-qualifying to enhancement