Bug 128344 - Expose extra functions of clone-brush in a menu button
Summary: Expose extra functions of clone-brush in a menu button
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Clone-Formatting Button-Controls
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Reported: 2019-10-23 12:57 UTC by quanzhong
Modified: 2020-03-08 19:10 UTC (History)
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Description quanzhong 2019-10-23 12:57:04 UTC
clonebrush, while in Chinese "克隆格式", only clone the style of the fonts, we need it clones the style of the paragraph as well, including the row spacing.
Please add this function to the clonebrush, if possible.
Libreoffice version:, Operating system: Windows 7 and Windows 10.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.set the font style and row spacing of one paragraph.
2.use the clonebruse to try to clone the font's style and the row spacing.
3.you will find that only the font's style cloned.

Actual Results:
the row spacing not been cloned.

Expected Results:
clone all the style of the selected font, or the selected paragraph, including the row spacing.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Dieter 2019-10-27 20:59:53 UTC
"By default only the character formatting is copied ; to include paragraph formatting, hold down Ctrl when you click. To copy only the paragraph formatting, hold down Ctrl+Shift when you click." (https://help.libreoffice.org/6.4/en-US/text/shared/guide/paintbrush.html?DbPAR=SHARED#bm_id380260)

Does this solve your problem?


@ Design-Team: This function seems to be a kind of easter egg. Perhaps it is possible to add a menu to clone formatting symbol:
- clone also paragraph format
- clone only paragraph format
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2019-10-28 10:48:10 UTC
Tooltip is "Clone Formatting (double click and Ctrl or Cmd to alter behavior)". Shall we change this to "Clone Formatting (double click to make it sticky and Ctrl/Cmd to clone paragraph style)"? Another idea is to have a menu with two functions (and the default as today), like for New, Open, Save.
Comment 3 Dieter 2019-10-28 10:59:37 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Cor Nouws 2019-11-06 18:58:37 UTC
(In reply to Dieter Praas from comment #3)
> (In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #2)
> > Another idea is to have a
> > menu with two functions (and the default as today), like for New, Open, Save. 
> I prefer this idea. The solution with tooltip is not precise enough (only
> paragraph style? also paragraph style?). I think, we can't put all
> possibilities into the tooltip.
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2019-11-07 08:33:02 UTC
Some acceptance to the menu button solution, let's do it.
Comment 6 Xisco Faulí 2019-11-08 12:51:10 UTC
it seems more like an enhancement