Bug 54834 - Allow user to select multiple headings simultaneously and promote or demote their levels in Navigator window
Summary: Allow user to select multiple headings simultaneously and promote or demote t...
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
3.6.1.2 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Michael Stahl
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Reported: 2012-09-13 02:52 UTC by narayanaras
Modified: 2017-02-01 13:30 UTC (History)
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Description narayanaras 2012-09-13 02:52:53 UTC
Allow user to select multiple headings simultaneously and promote or demote their levels

Currently the user is allowed to click on one heading at a time in Navigator window. He cannot select multiple headings at a time. 

As a result, if we have to promote/demote the levels of multiple headings, it becomes very tedious: We have to click on each heading and then click on the promote or demote button. 

This means if we have to demote 20 headings, we have to click 40 times!

This is totally wasteful.

Let the user select multiple headings in the Navigator window (allow him to use SHFT and CTRL keys while he clicks). Then he can promote/demote the levels of all the selected headings with a single click.
Comment 1 A (Andy) 2013-02-23 22:20:21 UTC
marked as enhancement proposal
Comment 2 stragu 2013-11-14 22:39:14 UTC
Maybe this enhancement request could be extended to all the components?
I was looking for a bug report about the fact that it is not possible to select several shapes from the navigator using the shift key, which seems to be the same problem as described here.

This would be very useful in Impress for example, when wanting to change a parameter of several objects all at the same time without having to select the shapes on the slide one by one with the risk of missing some or selecting something else. The navigator could make it way easier as it is clear what is what thanks to the object names.

Is this the same issue?
Comment 3 Michael Stahl 2016-11-30 14:11:19 UTC
as it happens we have an internal user who requested the same so i just implemented it
Comment 4 Commit Notification 2016-11-30 14:12:26 UTC
Michael Stahl committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":

http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=bf7b5ee0c8a552625b80a7a57c32fe05ee756f7a

rhbz#1122096 tdf#54834: sw navigator: multi-selection of outline entries

It will be available in 5.4.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Testing_Daily_Builds

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 5 Commit Notification 2016-11-30 19:31:50 UTC
Michael Stahl committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "libreoffice-5-3":

http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=946684ab33e51140f257cf497ad8c26ff4156669&h=libreoffice-5-3

rhbz#1122096 tdf#54834: sw navigator: multi-selection of outline entries

It will be available in 5.3.0.1.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Testing_Daily_Builds

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.