Issue 83535 - Format paintbrush: non intuitive format due to hard character attributes vs. paragraph style charcter attributes
Summary: Format paintbrush: non intuitive format due to hard character attributes vs. ...
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3.0 RC1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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: 92963 100697 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2007-11-11 16:30 UTC by michelezarri
Modified: 2014-01-03 15:39 UTC (History)
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Description michelezarri 2007-11-11 16:30:34 UTC
Refer to thread on users list with subject "Tables and fonts in Writer, windows"
started on Nov, 11 2007

Not sure if this is a duplicate of 29524.

When applying the format paintbrush to only a section of a paragraph, the rest
of the paragraph reverts to "default" formatting. 

To reproduce:

1. Create two default paragraphs and change the format manually (e.g. change font).
2. Select a word or two from the first paragraph and click on the format paintbrush
3. Apply the format paintbrush to some words in the second paragraph and note
how the rest of the paragraph resets to the default.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-11-12 16:22:50 UTC
Reassigned to ES.
Comment 2 kpalagin 2008-01-16 14:19:13 UTC
Confirming with m242 on WinXP - as described.
Comment 3 eric.savary 2008-02-01 20:58:11 UTC
Use Ctrl+Click to paste only the character formatting.

Comment 4 eric.savary 2008-02-01 20:58:25 UTC
Comment 5 redflagzhulihua 2008-02-20 07:35:55 UTC
although it works when using Ctrl+click, but I can not find a reason for
reseting all the rest characters when paste not only font formatting.

I think this obviously is a unexpect result for the user. So I reopen this issue.
Comment 6 michael.ruess 2008-08-21 15:15:32 UTC
*** Issue 92963 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 eric.savary 2008-09-13 11:29:46 UTC
@FL: With a simple click you copy both: characters formatting ("hard") and the
default paragraph style ("soft").

The problem is that the "default *paragraph* style" (which you can modify over
the Stylist or in the context menu: "Edit paragraph style...") already contains
*character* attributes.

So painting characters from a hard formatted paragraph to another hard formatted
paragraph will paint the selection correctly but surprisingly change the rest of
the paragraph.

- 2 paragraphs from style "Default" (Times New Roman, 12pts)
- format them both *hard* in Arial, 18pts
- format one word in para1 as italic, bold
Now you want to copy the italic bold from para1 to another word in para2:
- select the word, paintbrush, apply to another word in para2

Expected: the target word is now Arial 18, bold italic and accessory, the
attributes of para2 didn't change.

Actual result: the target word is now Arial 18 and the other words of para2 are
reset to Times New Roman, 12pts.

This is conform to the specification (simple click pastes character attributes
AND paragraph attributes) but it is not intuitive! The character attributes
defined in the paragraph style collide with the hard character attributes.

We need to rethink the spec... 
Comment 8 michael.ruess 2009-04-01 12:54:07 UTC
*** Issue 100697 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***