Bug 101748 - Add the ability to customize the drop-down list for select Fonts on toolbar Formatting
Summary: Add the ability to customize the drop-down list for select Fonts on toolbar F...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Font-List
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Reported: 2016-08-26 21:02 UTC by Roman Kuznetsov
Modified: 2018-07-11 04:10 UTC (History)
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mockup drop-down list Font Name (14.48 KB, image/png)
2016-08-26 21:27 UTC, Roman Kuznetsov

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Description Roman Kuznetsov 2016-08-26 21:02:56 UTC
today this drop-down list with fonts displays all fonts, that installed in OS. This long list of uncomfortable to use.
Need add options for customize that list:
-> displays all font from OS
-> displays font, that uses in document (include defined in styles) and user defined fonts
-> displays only user defined fonts

In dialogue Tools-Options-LibreOffice-Fonts or Tools-Options-LibreOffice Writer-Basic fonts need add option for define user fonts, that will displays in our list as "user defined fonts"
Comment 1 Roman Kuznetsov 2016-08-26 21:27:04 UTC
Created attachment 127044 [details]
mockup drop-down list Font Name

get rid of the need to scroll through a long list
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2016-08-26 22:46:09 UTC
Yes this facet of font management needs additional attention.

Each of the UI elements presenting fonts--the Formatting toolbar, the Character content panel of the SideBar Properties deck, and the new Font Name drop down list on the Notebook Bar--would benefit from a UI selectable filter "mode" for fonts.
Currently the list is always the full list of installed system fonts. This is tedious to work with and being able to filter it down seems useful.

Perhaps three filter modes:

1. default (all system fonts)

2. all fonts used in default or custom styles

3. fonts used in by styles current document

4. user selected preferred fonts

5. fonts used in current document + user selected preferred fonts

The user selected fonts would need a UI for selection--probably a panel added to the Tools -> Options -> Fonts dialog with check-box selection to offer in the UI. And would need to be recorded into the user profile--guess registrymodifications.xcu rather than config.
Comment 3 V Stuart Foote 2016-08-26 22:47:54 UTC
s/three filter modes:/these filter modes:/