Bug 104683 - Show nonprinting characters: show spaces at the end of the line before break line for justified
Summary: Show nonprinting characters: show spaces at the end of the line before break ...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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4.4.4.3 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Formatting-Mark
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Reported: 2016-12-14 17:40 UTC by Yann Dumont
Modified: 2018-09-02 22:27 UTC (History)
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Description Yann Dumont 2016-12-14 17:40:03 UTC
Hi,

Is it possible to show space's nonprinting characters before break lines at the right of the right margin in justified, so we can see if there is more than one space before the return, and how many they are. Deleting surnumeral spaces would be easier, and you won't need to check your whole paragraph for double spaces if you add some words at the beginning.

Steps to reproduce :
- enable show nonprinting characters
- add words to a paragraph in justified until the last words are in another line
- add spaces just after the last word of the first line

Actual result : no space nonprinting characters are shown at the end of the first line, nor at the beginning of the second.

Expected result : space nonrpinting are shown right to the right margin, as many as there is spaces between the last word of the first line and the first word of the second one.

Alternative expected result : space nonrpinting are shown right to the right margin ONLY IF there is more than one, as many as there is spaces between the last word of the first line and the first word of the second one.

I use the 4.4.4.3 release (Build ID: 40m0(Build:3)) on a Debian 64 stable, but I don't think this behaviour is hardware or OS dependant.
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2016-12-18 10:32:43 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2016-12-18 10:40:19 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Yann Dumont 2016-12-28 11:31:41 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #2)
> Sounds reasonable but in case of many spaces at the end you won't see a
> justified text anymore.

Maybe it can show two space non printable characters and then a counter limited to, let's say, 3. I imagine something like ×2, ×3 and ×3+ when it goes higher. I don't know if it's makable.