Adding highlighting of manual formatting to make it easier look place, that can spoil view of document
Steps to Reproduce:
no steps, it is enhancenment
no highlighting of manual formatting
highlighting of manual formatting
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How would this feature function?
Maybe draw a sketch or something.
Set to NEEDINFO.
Change back to UNCONFIRMED after you have provided the information.
(In reply to Buovjaga from comment #1)
> How would this feature function?
> Maybe draw a sketch or something.
just highlighting by any color, that defined user, for example violet.
and need new option for activate this features
(In reply to kompilainenn from comment #2)
> and need new option for activate this features
Yes, this is what I am interested in. Please describe what you have in mind. I knew what highlighting looks like, but not what the function would look like to do it.
Or do you mean some menu entry "Highlight direct formatting"?
What if there was an option in Find & replace to define "any direct formatted text"? Then "Find all" would show them to you highlighted.
(In reply to Buovjaga from comment #4)
> Or do you mean some menu entry "Highlight direct formatting"?
(In reply to Buovjaga from comment #5)
> What if there was an option in Find & replace to define "any direct
> formatted text"? Then "Find all" would show them to you highlighted.
no, it's bad idea, because i will delete manual formatting from one place, and all other place with manual formatting loses highlighting. need find it again
A individual function is better, IMHO
Let's throw this to the UX lions, then.
Created attachment 131962 [details]
While I agree that a way to show where direct formatting is is highly desirable, in my opinion the use of highlighting for that task is not a good idea because that automated highlighting will be easily confused with a real document formatting. Any system used to indicate where direct formatting is applied must be easily recognizable. See attached image for an idea.
I would go with the search approach. When highlighting the reference is not an option we could show the results in a sidebar deck as requested in bug 95405. See also bug 88489 for the enhancement request to highlight all results and bug 34390 about searching for styles.
Created attachment 131974 [details]
Word - Show Direct Formatting Guides
Word has a checkbox in the style sidebar to turn-on visual guides to show direct formatting.
The directly formatted text is highlighted with a light blue background and a darker blue outline.
This is an extreme example to show what a formatting soup can look like.
Created attachment 131975 [details]
Adobe InDesign - Find - Select Direct Formatting Characteristics
After importing some Word-soup into InDesign you may want to convert these directly formatted pieces of text into character styles.
So you Find the characteristics, and Replace with a Character Style.
This is the dialog to select the characteristics to Find:
- Font Family
- Font Style
Created attachment 131976 [details]
Adobe InDesign - Replace - Select Character Style
This is the InDesign dialog to select the Character Style for the replacement.
LibreTraining: nice research. Would you like to join the design team?
(In reply to Buovjaga from comment #14)
> LibreTraining: nice research. Would you like to join the design team?
What is required?
(In reply to LibreTraining from comment #15)
> (In reply to Buovjaga from comment #14)
> > LibreTraining: nice research. Would you like to join the design team?
> What is required?
All you ever wanted to know about the design team: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Design. We meet on Thursday 11am/UTC (12:00 Berlin time). Mailing list, not heavily used, is design at global dot libreoffice dot org. And of course: you are very welcome.
I think the highlighting option would be the best options and it could be integrated into formatting marks or separately, so a user could easily toggle it on and off, as shown in RGB's mockup (attachment 131962 [details]) and Mac Word (attachment 131974 [details]).
*** Bug 120611 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 88058 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Would be convenient if it worked in Style Inspector.
DF is covered in the Styles Highlighter proposal discussed on bug 38194. Whether via this complete solution or some special option, clear feedback about DF is crucial for well-styled documents. Removing UX keyword.