Bug 123333 - Show length of chapter
Summary: Show length of chapter
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Navigator
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Reported: 2019-02-11 09:58 UTC by peter josvai
Modified: 2019-02-21 10:11 UTC (History)
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Description peter josvai 2019-02-11 09:58:31 UTC
it would be great if in the navigator we could see
the length of a chapter under "heading 1" headings...
the length could be displayed in one decimal point accuracy -- relative to the length of a whole page: 

for example:

Headings:
    one (h1) heading
    (0.5 pgs)

    another one (h1) heading
    (3.2 pgs)

or:

Headings:
    one (h1) heading
    (0.5 pgs, p1-p2)  

    another one (h1) heading
    (3.2 pgs, p2-p5)

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note:

the function of NAVIGATOR could be extended this way, 
as we could have a better overall view of the entire document...
seeing a more detailed MAP of it :)


--- thenk you for developing LibreOffice ---
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2019-02-12 08:41:28 UTC
The purpose of the Navigator is to access and list objects, not to give insights into your document. Some ideas how to evolve are here https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2016/07/31/how-the-navigator-may-support-object-handling-in-libreoffice-draw/. So my take here is WF.

We could add the paragraph's and chapter's word count to the respective dialog (see bug 123083), but not the number of pages.
Comment 2 Thomas Lendo 2019-02-20 21:16:55 UTC
I'm not against enhancing the Navigator with useful information for users, but page numbers seems not a useful measuring unit.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2019-02-21 10:11:34 UTC
We discussed the request in the design meeting and agreed that the Navigator is not the right place for it. But it makes sense to show the word count with the respective dialog (click on the second statusbar panel). Stressed in bug 123083 is the idea to show radiobuttons (or checkboxes) in this dialog select what property is shown in the panel.