In LibO Writer, the user can set the language for the whole document, for a paragraph (the current paragraph) or just a selection through the menus Tools > Language > For Selection / For Paragraph / For all Text.
In Impress, there is no similar menu item. Apparently, language needs to be set by setting the default language in Tools > Options > Language Settings > Language, i.e. you set the language for your next presentation. There are two problems with this:
* the language is not visible in the status bar (unlike Writer)
* there is no mechanism to identify the language of content in languages other than the default language.
Setting the correct language for a presentation and for any content in other languages is essential for accessibility, especially for persons who rely on text-to-speech and/or Braille (not just blind people; dyslexics also use text-to-speech).
It would be great if this could be added to Impress.
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-To change language of text: select text and do Format->Character (or on toolbar icon "Character"), tab "Font" there in middle is area "Language".
-To change language in all presentation that is being created, we need change styles of presentation (in tab "Text" is language)
-No way to change language by one click as in Writer
I transform this bugreport to functionality request to add language change in status bar as in Writer
I confirm that this feature request is still relevant to LibreOffice 3.5.0 RC1 (i.e. the feature has not been implemented yet: there is no language identification on Impress' statusbar). So I change the status from unconfirmed to new.
Also for uniformity of the office applications, this feature would be greatly appriciated.
(In reply to comment #2)
> -To change language in all presentation that is being created, we need change
> styles of presentation (in tab "Text" is language)
Sasha, can you explain in a little bit more detail what you mean here? I cannot seem to find these options.
Thanks in advance.
In my comment mentioned 3 things. What of them to explain?
@Sasha, in order to change the language in the whole presentation, we need to change the style as you state here:
"-To change language in all presentation that is being created, we need change
styles of presentation (in tab "Text" is language"
But I am unble to find the tab "text is language". Could you tell me where to find this setting?
Thanks in advanced.
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Screenshot of editing style, tab Text
Thank you very very mutch :)
This feature is also important for people who regularly work with presentations in different languages. For instance, at work I deal with some presentations in French and some others in English, according to the intended audience. Thus having to change the default language setting each time I want to switch languages is quite annoying.
Any progress on this? This feature is important for those who work on presentations in different languages as others mentioned.
Reproducible with LO 220.127.116.11, Win 8.1
*** Bug 95499 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I have rechecked this in LibreOffice 18.104.22.168 on MX Linux 18.1. LibreOffice Impress now has language identification in the status bar, but it is not possible to click on this to open a language selection menu.
However, in LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 on openSUSE Leap 15.1, clicking on the language identification section of the status bar opens a menu with the items "English (UK)" (or whatever the current language is), "None (Do not check spelling", "Reset to Default Language" and "More...".
Clicking "More..." opens the Languages part of the LibreOffice Options dialog, i.e. where you set the language for the entire presentation.