Bug 150220 - Support % as a unit for spacing
Summary: Support % as a unit for spacing
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 127702
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Reported: 2022-08-01 18:02 UTC by L Duperval
Modified: 2023-09-11 05:22 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description L Duperval 2022-08-01 18:02:35 UTC

I would like to specify the spacing above paragraphs as a percentage of the line height. What I want is the ability to specify the spacing above and below headings (that's where I most use it) as percentages so if I change the size of a font, it adjusts the spacing accordingly.

I would want this parameter to be herited so if I change the percentage in "Heading" then all percentages in Heading 1 Heading 2, ... are affected, unless I override it. This is similar to how inherited parameters work.

Right now, if I specify a percentage as something other than 100%, Writer retains that information, but it doesn't seem to do anything. If I put 100% as a value, it reverts to 0 (that may be a bug, I'm not sure).
Comment 1 Tigur 2022-08-02 04:12:28 UTC
I am also interested in the solution to this type of bug for https://bit.ly/3JlLii6 . Earlier this issue was never there till I remember. Please if anyone knows here about this, plz tell me the solution.

Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2023-09-11 05:22:43 UTC
Duplicate of bug 127702 (with a generic scope) with the premise to be defined in the file format.

I wonder what layout requires variable spacing. Maybe a conditional format helps you, see https://help.libreoffice.org/7.6/en-US/text/swriter/01/05130100.html?DbPAR=WRITER#bm_id3154656

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 127702 ***