Bug 152189 - styles list "new", plus "DUPLICATE" !
Summary: styles list "new", plus "DUPLICATE" !
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
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7.4.2.3 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Styles-Management
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Reported: 2022-11-23 16:01 UTC by peter josvai
Modified: 2022-11-29 08:43 UTC (History)
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Description peter josvai 2022-11-23 16:01:01 UTC
hi,

when you're in the styles panel, right-clicking on a style, 
you'll have context menu items "new, modify, hide/show, delete"

this list should also involve "DUPLICATE"...
like in Filezilla's site's list... (site menu)

DUPLICATE would mean: a new style on the same "level" as the current style...

it would be like a "save as", so to speak..


ADVANTAGE:

right now we can ONLY create a style from a style as a derivative...
meaning: the NEW STYLE will be below our current style, not on the same level...

why is it good to "duplicate" a style?

Cause in the current list there will be one more, a variant of an already existing style..

Only being able to create a NEW one as an "underdog" (sub-level) style is a limitation...
cause in reality we oftentimes want to create a new variant, not a whole new style based on the one we copy...


- - - thank you for developing Libreoffice and Writer  - - - -
Comment 1 Dieter 2022-11-29 07:37:40 UTC
(In reply to peter josvai from comment #0)
> right now we can ONLY create a style from a style as a derivative...
> meaning: the NEW STYLE will be below our current style, not on the same
> level...

You just have to change "Inherit from" in organizer tab. So I don't see the need for a new option, but of course it's up to design-team to decide.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2022-11-29 08:43:09 UTC
"New" along with "Inherit from", as Dieter said, or just drag the style where you want it to be inherited from.

"Duplicate" would give the wrong clue as it means to _copy_ attributes. In fact the new style has just a different name, at the beginning, and you _overwrite_ individual attributes.