Bug 107436 - Libreoffice help: Too small to read, font can't be increased
Summary: Libreoffice help: Too small to read, font can't be increased
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version:
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5.3.2.2 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium enhancement
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Reported: 2017-04-26 07:23 UTC by hans.ullrich
Modified: 2017-04-26 20:45 UTC (History)
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Description hans.ullrich 2017-04-26 07:23:47 UTC
Dear maintainers,

on smaller computers like netbooks (mine is an EEEPC 1005HGO), the help text (called with F1 key) in Libreoffice is just too small to read. I found still no way, to get the font increased. 

So it would be nice, to add a "+" and "-" button, to resize the fonts in the help menu browser.

If I missed some settings, please point me to it. I also found no way, to show the help in an external browser if there is any.

Thanks for reading this.

Best regards

Hans
Comment 1 Adolfo Jayme 2017-04-26 08:16:00 UTC
Funny, because when I updated the help content CSS I used fonts that have bigger x-height than what was used before. Segoe UI, for instance, displays at 10 points.

You can increase the zoom the same way as in Writer: Hold Ctrl down and use mouse wheel or touchpad scrolling section.

And we don’t aim to support a netbook’s resolution (1024 × 600) anyway.
Comment 2 Commit Notification 2017-04-26 10:15:57 UTC
Adolfo Jayme Barrientos committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":

http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/help/commit/?id=f986a76171ac9fcd45f5996dc9fc3ac31f46dd31

tdf#107193 tdf#107436 Increase body size to 11 pt
Comment 3 Gérard Talbot 2017-04-26 20:45:55 UTC
> (...) have bigger x-height than what was used before. 

A bigger x-height indeed contributes to legibility.

> Segoe UI, for instance, displays
> at 10 points.

I have a collection of some 30 articles, studies regarding readability and legibility on the web and on CRT. I am also a skilled CSS test engineer and I am convinced that, even though 11pt is better than 10pt, a minimum should be 12pt. I mentionned some of them in bug 107193 comment 7

> You can increase the zoom the same way as in Writer: Hold Ctrl down and use
> mouse wheel or touchpad scrolling section.

This information should be written somewhere in the documentation help files. I never found this.