Similar to Firefox, Opera, gedit. This would truly make a killer-feature and hugely improve usability and productivity.
There is even an abandoned extension that does it; still working to some extent:
Relevant ticket in OOO buglist:
An increasing amount of users have already said they would greatly appreciate having tabs. People didn't think that tabs would be useful in web-browsers either but imagine trying to go back now! I think tabs would best best as a vertical stripe down the side rather than across the top.
Regards from Tom :)
+1 If you agree that this would be a great feature to add to OpenOffice/LibreOffice, add yourself to the CC list, everyone can see how many people are subscribed and if the number gets high enough it might get some attention.
Relevant discussions in nabble:
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Another +1 for this. This is something to forward to the design team so they can decide on the best positioning of the tab bar so it does not become obtrusive.
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Tabbed interface is interesting idea. I would like to leave few remarks before you start to implement it.
I am heavy user of tabs in Firefox. Usually have 10+ and sometime two windows full of tabs. I use them in Finder (mac) thanks to TotalFinder too.
First I'm heavy keyboard shortcuts user. When idea is not well implemented it can be nightmare. Mouse clickers will be fine anyway but not keyboard users.
Apps that use tabs usually employ own set of shortcut to switch between tabs if they employ one. They can have different one on different platform. It can became mess a bit.
And shortcuts that work for US user may not work for international users because keys are not common on their keyboard layouts and nobody paid attention to that.
I'm Mac and WinXP user. You have to have computer in head to keep all those variants in mind and be able to use them.
In Finder I have no clue how cycle through window with command+` because I have to enter apostrofe with character viewer. And not sore I have right key on PC keyboard i use with mac.
Firefox on Mac use command++alt+arrow, on Win it use ctlr+tab and ctrl+shift+tab that is difficult for one hand
Safari om Mac use command+shift+arrow, on Win I don't know.
Finder on Mac use that weird command+` but I use ctl+tab thanks to Witch extension.
When you have all document as separate windows you can switch easily with alt+tab on windows. I do not know whether I can switch them in LO on Mac at all. I can but with help of Witch.
So please implement it with that in mind. Tabbed interface requiring a mouse to be usable would be downgrade.
Thanks a lot.
5 more people want this, http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=401081
Because many Chinese tend to have only modifiable documents for exchange purpose; tab make copy / refer to other documents easier.
They also request split docuement view, allow 2 docment display in single instance together.
I don't need those functions though.
I think it's a usefull function.It's easy to switch in multiple documents.
Document tabs would be very nice. There is even an extension for Microsoft Office available: http://www.office-tabs.com/download.htm. I want that for Libre Office.
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I have also opened a similar one as a bug and it has been marked as duplicate... Here I see that a lot of people want to have this feature. I would request LibreOffice developers to look at this issue. This would really be a great idea.... The tabs can be on top ( like MS OneNote ) or at the bottom ( Like MS Excel ).
Please add this feature to LibreOffice Writer. It would really be of great help.
# +1 Many people are waiting for it. Some fans of ODF jumped in kingsoft office http://wps-community.org/ because of its modern looking interface that combines nicely tabs sidebar and ribbon. I vote for tabbed interface because most people here refuse to use Libreoffice/openoffice because of their interface. -- ~~~~
+1 for this feature. I have partially switched to Kingsoft Office due to the usefulness of this feature in my daily workload.
Like others, I'm disappointed that LibreOffice doesn't have tabbed browsing. It would be a great feature.
May a developer answer? Why no one try to implement it?
Summary amended for clarity (better distinction from bug 33173).
+1 also for me. This should be really useful if combined with a shortcut such as Ctrl-Tab for quick switching...
a tabbed UI is very useful for me.
BTW, remember to add you vote here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Vote_for_Enhancement
The code for such things was written in 1994 and no one is going to touch it without a solid incentive. "+1", "I need that feature", etc. comments are, on the other hand, just spam.
+1 I agree with this enhancement and in particular with Tom (Comment 1), Frantisek (C. 9), Valter (C. 21).
I disagree with Urmas (C. 23) because our "+1" are just demonstration of how much this feature is wanted and thus voted to try sending it up in priority. Many of us are (just like me) involved and committed in community, even if not developers.
+1 in (almost) the year 2015 for tabbed browsing....
+1 This is a fantastic idea. Would really set LO apart in usefulness.
Could be considered to be dependent on bug #33232 (workspaces), but also note that there is some negative feedback described in bug #101776, where "tabbed views" are not considered kosher at this point in time.
However, the good news is that workspaces seems to have some traction, and tabbed (multi document) views as in here, seem quite popular (I too am a great fan - but what I really want is configurable workspaces and many and flexible options for navigation aids - surely we deserve the best :)
Also, tabs are certainly needed to make the proprietary Adobe DreamWeaver obsolete - see bug #101772
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I think it's a very good idea.
The linear view is a 20th centuryconcept. Because it's fit to be printed.
The tabs view is a 21th century concept. Because a lot of texts are used only in computer and need an other arrangement.
Tabs, sub tabs, colors, categories... we need thoses !
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I'm a big user of tabs in Chrome, Firefox, and Dolphin. It's a big pain to not be able to use document tabs in OpenOffice. In 2017 most apps that can have documents/sites use tabs and now it's a standard practice in software. Please bring OpenOffice into the 21st century. OpenOffice is a part of the standard install for most Linux distributions (including SolydK, which is what I use), I don't want to switch to another office productivity app just to be able to switch between multiple documents.
I want a tabbed inteface sooo much! I'm a big user of LibreOffice, and my life would be vastly improved by a tabbed interface! It's there in Textmaker and WP Office, neither of which are as good as LO, so it's possible. I work on one document, but have others loaded for reference, so splitting the windows onscreen isn't appropriate. Switching between windows is much slower and much less efficient.
Maybe as an extension?
I wish this option as well, mainly in LibreOffice Base. It would be good to organize tables, queries, forms and reports with tabs instead of windows.
In a normal workflow, it's common to have a lot of windows open. I know I can switch between them using Alt+Tab. However, using Ctrl+Tab would be even better.
What I always liked from Access is the only window showing all the content organized with tabs. One program, one window. And then switch between them using Ctrl+Tab or the mouse.
Is it difficult to implement?
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I would appreciate this feature a lot. The four most used programs by me are Firefox, gnome-terminal, gvim and LibreOffice. Three of them have tabs, but LO not. I miss it.
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