Bug 129019 - Feature request for writer: columns as paragraph style element
Summary: Feature request for writer: columns as paragraph style element
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Writer-Enhancements
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Reported: 2019-11-25 15:46 UTC by pieter kristensen
Modified: 2023-04-17 15:21 UTC (History)
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Description pieter kristensen 2019-11-25 15:46:05 UTC
I would like to see the possibility to use columns as element of the paragraph style. In my opinion that would be useful.
E.g.: one could write a thesis using two columns but use no columns in the foot notes. 
In Latex this can be done effortless. It can make a document look more elegant.
Comment 1 Xisco Faulí 2019-11-25 15:55:38 UTC
Hello Pieter,
Thanks for reporting this issue.
I believe the ODF request should be sent to OASIS -> https://issues.oasis-open.org
Could you please do it ?
Comment 2 Miklos Vajna 2019-11-25 16:00:06 UTC
To be fair, usually it's the other way around. :-) First we implement something like this in Writer, and once there is a working implementation, it makes sense to be proposed as a standard ODF feature, moving it from our extension namespace.

I agree that the summary is confusing, but I guess that was the intention.

OASIS tries to avoid the "designed by committee" disaster, so they would send the reporter back to one of the ODF implementers, I expect. ;-)
Comment 3 pieter kristensen 2019-11-25 16:08:41 UTC
I'm sorry if I cause confusion. But I am no more than an very enthusiastic user of LibreOffice and in many ways really not experienced.
The introduction of odf 1.3 seemed to me a perfect opportunity to settle this. That can be a wrong thought. 
But the fact remains that I can not understand why columns are no element of the paragraph styles. 
What would be, in your opinion, a good approach to handle this issue?
Comment 4 Xisco Faulí 2019-11-25 16:26:35 UTC
Changing it to NEW based on comment 2
Comment 5 pieter kristensen 2019-11-25 16:30:08 UTC
would it make sence to change the title of this bug from:
Bug 129019 - feature request for odf 1.3: columns as paragraph style element

Bug 129019 - feature request: columns as paragraph style element