Bug 50912 - Improve zoom and scrolling in AutoText preview window
Summary: Improve zoom and scrolling in AutoText preview window
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.4 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: AutoText
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Reported: 2012-06-09 05:33 UTC by Gerry
Modified: 2019-11-29 13:27 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Gerry 2012-06-09 05:33:04 UTC
AutoText is one of LibreOffice's great hidden features, but usability is awful.

One simple improvement to usability could be to provide a visual control (e.g. zoom slider) to the preview window of the AutoText feature. Furthermore, scroll-bars are also missing in the preview window. This would greatly improve usability. The features are already there, but almost not accessible.

Please try:
* Open an empty writer document
* Choose Edit->AutoText
* Select any AutoText in the list of available AutoTexts and click on "Show preview". On first hand it looks like that zoom and scrolling is not possible, but in fact, if you click with the right mouse click into the preview window, you see the options for scrolling "Upwards"/"Downwards" and "Zoom". The feature is there, but usability is simply terrible.

Please add a visual control for zooming and scroll bars. Thanks
I suggest this to be an EasyHack. Could you please cross-check?

P.S. Link to AOO bug https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=45559
Comment 1 Roman Eisele 2012-09-29 08:44:19 UTC
Thank you for your report!

Confirmed: This is a valid and very reasonable enhancement request.
The (bad) current state of affairs is REPRODUCIBLE with LibreOffice on Mac OS X (Intel).

Improved the Summary field a bit (I hope). Added link to AOO bug report (thanks for that!) to the “See also” field, as usual.
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2019-11-29 13:27:24 UTC
Changing priority back to 'medium' since the number of duplicates is lower than 5