Bug 128532 - Uniformity to be applied by default to styles 'Heading x'
Summary: Uniformity to be applied by default to styles 'Heading x'
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Styles-Paragraph
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Reported: 2019-11-01 12:37 UTC by ricky.tigg
Modified: 2019-11-18 10:40 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Headings' font styles (55.25 KB, image/png)
2019-11-01 12:38 UTC, ricky.tigg

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Description ricky.tigg 2019-11-01 12:37:33 UTC
Font styles are not applied uniformly by default to 'Heading x'; see LibreOffice_Writer_v6.3.2.2_Styles_Headings.png

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a new document;
2. Show Styles (F11) in hierarchical view, expand Headings group.

Actual Results:
2. – From Heading 1 to Heading 3 font styles are identical. From Heading 3 to Heading 9 font styles alternate from bold to bold italic. From Heading 9 to Heading 10 font styles are identical.

Expected Results:
Could uniformity be applied by default to styles?

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Version:; Build ID:; CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.3; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; Locale: en-GB (en_GB.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US; Calc: threaded
Comment 1 ricky.tigg 2019-11-01 12:38:53 UTC
Created attachment 155445 [details]
Headings' font styles
Comment 2 Dieter 2019-11-05 15:08:27 UTC
I confirm the observation, but I won't change heading style.

cc: Design Team for decision
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2019-11-06 11:15:39 UTC
Ricky, do you have some kind of standard in mind how headings are formatted? Otherwise, what's wrong with identifying levels via italic weight.
Comment 4 ricky.tigg 2019-11-06 12:06:54 UTC
I did not know that something would be wrong with identifying levels via italic weight. I learn every day, don't I? Remember please those illustrations –Heading 1 to Heading 3 and Heading 9 to Heading 10–; they did presently show, to anyone, thus a developer, that it was obviously not according to the way you depicted it. Have you attempted to ignore that fact or trying to convince me to see something else that what it is? Hopefully a mistake.
Comment 5 Thomas Lendo 2019-11-16 07:30:25 UTC
I don't see a problematic issue here until a better solution for all headings is shown. For so many headings it's very hard to have a unique look for each to ensure that every heading level is self-explanatory to the user. Therefore I think it's okay as it is now.

But enhancements always are welcome to make LibreOffice a better software.
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2019-11-18 10:40:24 UTC
So let's close as WFM. 

Using more than four headings is a crime anyway ;-)