Bug 131383 - Sort comments in documents according the actual position (relevant for two and more text columns)
Summary: Sort comments in documents according the actual position (relevant for two an...
Status: NEW
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Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
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Hardware: All All
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Blocks: Writer-Comments
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Reported: 2020-03-16 22:36 UTC by kunstenaar
Modified: 2022-03-19 09:51 UTC (History)
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test file to show confusing positioning of comments in documents with two columns (10.12 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2020-03-16 22:36 UTC, kunstenaar
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Same document opened with MSO (22.63 KB, image/png)
2020-03-18 08:04 UTC, Heiko Tietze
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Description kunstenaar 2020-03-16 22:36:25 UTC
Created attachment 158730 [details]
test file to show confusing positioning of comments in documents with two columns

This is a request for a better design how comments in documents with two and more text columns are displayed. See test file attached. As you can see, the comment boxes are positioned according to the text line number 2,4,10,11,12, but this gets confusing, when more than one column is used. Solution would be not to prioritize the 1st column but to treat al columns equal. So, comment order should be 10,11,2,12,4.

Furthermore, it would be better not to overlap the horizontal dashed lines. While writer highlights the right line, when I use mouse over, I cannot make a distinction when printing a document with comments...
Comment 1 Roman Kuznetsov 2020-03-17 17:12:03 UTC
may be make comments as tooltips on text in that case...
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2020-03-18 08:04:07 UTC
Created attachment 158771 [details]
Same document opened with MSO

No need to introduce design tricks, just sort the comments according the actual position in the document rather it's sequence.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2022-03-19 03:32:31 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 kunstenaar 2022-03-19 09:51:12 UTC
Opened the testfile, saved it in various versions (odt, doc), copied content into a new odt-file and made 2 columns - and the initial problem keeps existing. So this is not solved atm.

Installed LO-Version:
Version: 7.2.5.2 / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 20(Build:2)
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.13; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); UI: de-DE
Ubuntu package version: 1:7.2.5-0ubuntu0.21.10.3
Calc: threaded