Problem description: No Tabs in LibreOffice window
Please can we have: Tabbed instances in LibreOffice like Firefox, (where there is increased productivity because of tabbed browsing in Firefox).
In other words please can we have a new feature that allows us to open various files in different Tabs in Writer?
For more details please see:
Steps to reproduce:
1. No Tabs in LO window
Current behavior: No Tabs (unlike KingSoft Office)
Expected behavior: Want to increase productivity with Tabbed usage
Operating System: All
Valid feature request. Therefore I mark it as such and set status to NEW.
Joren, I am the author of the original answer on AskLO linked to in the description. I will leave it to you to decide whether or not this enhancement request is, in basic terms, a duplicate of bug #37134 (which is referenced in my AskLO answer). I feel that it likely is.
Reference in the description is made to the tabbed interface offered in KingSoft Office. While I am not familiar with this product, it would appear from the website that each component (Writer, Presentation, Spreadsheet, etc.) offers tabs on a per-document basis between the toolbar and the document area:
Unless the bug reporter can describe in more detail how this requested enhancement might differ from what bug #37134 is proposing, it would seem a duplicate to me.
I simply want to show how it looks in Kingsoft's Writer under Ubuntu 12.04:
The image shows three tabs: the "Online Templates" (web)page opened by default, and two documents. The screenshot also shows the "New tab" menu displayed (pointer hidden). Otherwise it works just like the "+" (New tab) button in Firefox or Opera.
Got Kingsoft's Office through the link provided here: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/05/microsoft-office-clone-wps-updates-interface-improves
And, to me, this also looks as a duplicate of https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=37134
I feel the picture shared by rainer ( http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/3648/kingsoftwritertabs.png ) shows this so beautifully. As they say a picture is equal to 1000 words. Plus, his description makes it even more clear.
I do not think the pictures shared by Owen Genat explains tabbed usage as can be done with Opera & Firefox but these pictures make me think of the 'Ribbon'. I definitely will never request for the 'Ribbon' interface which many people dislike.
I also think this 'bug' feature request for an enhancement is a duplicate of “Bug" 37134. Therefore, suitable step to mark this as duplicate may be made & we can proceed accordingly.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 37134 ***