Bug 147530 - navigator: "select text under heading"
Summary: navigator: "select text under heading"
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 142447
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Navigator
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Reported: 2022-02-19 08:33 UTC by peter josvai
Modified: 2022-03-07 08:54 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description peter josvai 2022-02-19 08:33:50 UTC

it would be logical, it is also necessary, that when selecting a heading in navigator, we would not only be able to move that "chapter", block of text, text under that heading, but also to copy / cut / delete it...

but for a good start, being able to select it (the text under the heading) would be suffice...

wouldn't it?

- - - thanks for developing Libreoffice - - -
Comment 1 Dieter 2022-03-05 13:01:49 UTC
Peter, thank you for your proposal. It's already possible to delete text of a "chapter", but AFAIK cut / copy and paste is not possible

cc: Design-Team for decision
cc: Jim Raykowski for his opinion
Comment 2 Jim Raykowski 2022-03-07 01:14:48 UTC
Hi Peter,

Current LO versions include 'Select' and 'Delete' in the Headings context menu which can be shown by left-click on any heading. 'Copy' and 'Cut' can be done with another left-click in any area of highlighted text in document after 'Select'.

Multiple headings can be selected when in the Headings content navigation view, which is a view mode in the navigator that only shows the members of a single content type. The first button on the second line of the navigator tool box will switch between single content and all content views.

There is a proposed enhancement to copy outlines/headings here:
and a screen cast demo here:
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2022-03-07 08:54:08 UTC
Wonder if Peter asks for copy/cut/paste of the heading only, without the subsidiary headings and paragraphs. Would contradict bug 142447 (Jim's patch in c2) because of the double copy functions - the Navigator is a tool to manage the document structure not single elements. Making this request a duplicate.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 142447 ***