Bug 153901 - Add support for comment tooltips on table cell content
Summary: Add support for comment tooltips on table cell content
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 101714
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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Blocks: Tooltip
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Reported: 2023-03-01 15:15 UTC by Xander Hoogendoorn
Modified: 2023-03-02 08:28 UTC (History)
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Description Xander Hoogendoorn 2023-03-01 15:15:10 UTC
I am creating a table, which contains several questions for users to give input in the next cell on. I would like to add a tooltip containing more information when the user hovers over the cell containing the question. However, in the current version of libreoffice writer I could not find this feature.

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Comment 1 V Stuart Foote 2023-03-01 16:18:00 UTC
Distinct from Writer usage and formatting tooltips of bug 116297--this would be commenting on a Writer Table cell. Not clear we can get there without major rework of Table cell handling for Writer.

While present for the Calc UI, where an inserted comment will show as pop-up on mouse over, a comment on Writer is not individually exposed via pop-up. They are all exposed to an annexed Comments area of canvas, or they can be reviewed via the Navigator.

So Comments serve a different purpose between the two document types--though I expect the comment in a text document table cell could be handled the same as a comment in a spreadsheet--the ODF can accommodate. Not clear a departure from current UI presentation is merited.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2023-03-02 08:28:31 UTC
We have the request to show comments as popups / balloon tooltip in bug 101714.

But as Stuart said, Calc might be better suited for structured content

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 101714 ***