Bug 68672 - Creating a comment while text is selected should highlight selected text and link this to comment
Summary: Creating a comment while text is selected should highlight selected text and ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 38244
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2013-08-28 16:47 UTC by LooseSpokes
Modified: 2013-10-08 10:36 UTC (History)
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Description LooseSpokes 2013-08-28 16:47:12 UTC
Often I want to add a comment to a phrase or paragraph rather than one particular point in the document. It could be great if creating a comment while text is selected would highlight the text and link the comment to this selection.

This would be similiar to the Microsoft Word functionality.

(Note: this is probably related to this bug: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=63496 which concerns .doc documents)
Comment 1 Jorendc 2013-10-07 22:27:04 UTC
What version of LibreOffice are you currently using? The feature you're describing is added by Miklos in LibreOffice version 4.0 (see https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.0#Writer)

Or do I miss something?

Kind regards,
Comment 2 LooseSpokes 2013-10-08 10:10:30 UTC
Yep, that's exactly the functionality!
I'm using 3.5.something ...libre office on debian. I'll look forward to getting that!
Comment 3 Jorendc 2013-10-08 10:36:46 UTC
You can use PPA packages to stay up to date in a certain major version release: https://launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive/ppa

Otherwise you always can download here: http://www.libreoffice.org/download
Installation guide: http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/installation/linux/

Kind regards,

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 38244 ***