Bug 128986 - EDITING: Support fill character in a hanging indent of a paragraph
Summary: EDITING: Support fill character in a hanging indent of a paragraph
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
Depends on:
Blocks: Paragraph-Indent
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Reported: 2019-11-23 18:00 UTC by Markus Elfring
Modified: 2019-12-13 06:55 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

simple document (8.17 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2019-12-09 10:01 UTC, Dieter

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Description Markus Elfring 2019-11-23 18:00:25 UTC
The display is missing for a fill character of the first tabulator position in a paragraph where a hanging indent was selected.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enter the letter “A” in an empty paragraph.

2. Add a tab character.

3. Enter the letter “B”.

4. Specify a line break (shift + enter key) for this paragraph.

5. Enter the letter “C”.

6. Configure a single left aligned tab stop at “2 cm” together with a fill character (dash for example).

7. Adjust paragraph properties for a hanging indent.
   Example: Value “2 cm” for “Before text” and a value “-2 cm” for “First line”.

Actual Results:
Indentation is performed without the display of the selected fill character.

Expected Results:
A filling should be displayed in the first line for a known tabulator position in this paragraph.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

OpenGL enabled: Yes

Additional Info:
Build-ID: 30(Build:2)
CPU-Threads: 4; BS: Linux 5.1; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: gtk3

See also information from the clarification request on the topic “FORMATTING: Paragraph initial tab stop cannot be filled in hanging-indented paragraphs”.
Comment 1 Dieter 2019-12-08 10:01:15 UTC
I confirm it with 

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 89f0af144c18efafe2573801641689a1432c0cae
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18362; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI-Language: en-GB
Calc: threaded

Problem is, that first tab stop is now at 4cm. So I think it's not really a bug, but more a reasonable enhancement request. Solution could be to add a fill character seting to Indents & Spacing tab of th paragraph dialog.

I changed bug title.

cc: Design-Team for further input or different opinion
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2019-12-09 09:47:31 UTC
Regina, what do you think?

Besides, it would be good to have a test document attached.
Comment 3 Dieter 2019-12-09 10:01:20 UTC
Created attachment 156429 [details]
simple document

A very simple document. Just add a first line indent and see what happens.
Comment 4 Dieter 2019-12-12 16:18:21 UTC
Heiko, you changed status from NEW to NEEDINFO. What info do you need?
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2019-12-13 06:55:13 UTC
(In reply to Dieter Praas from comment #4)
> Heiko, you changed status from NEW to NEEDINFO. What info do you need?

Waiting for input from Regina.