Allow the user to adjust the width of the comment bar independent of other settings.
Right now the comment bar is a fixed size in print layout, and can only be adjust in web layout by zooming in to make text larger.
I support this enhancement request.
Best regards. JBF
I too support this feature request. As it stands, collaboration quickly becomes cluttered as the length and number of comments on any given page grows.
This has been requested also in bug 97341 and as a part of bug 95958
For what it's worth, I'd like to endorse this enhancement too. There is a "format comment" menu entry, but what it brings up is the ability to change the attributes of the characters used in comments. I'd like to suggest adding an additional feature in the dialogue that comes up that allows you to set the width of the comment box. (I happen to be using LO Version: 184.108.40.206 on a Mac.) Or it could be a part of the general preferences dialogues somewhere.
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Created attachment 149069 [details]
Comment section Change width
Created attachment 149070 [details]
Screenshot of the comments bar
My laptop is Dell XPS 12 9q23. The screen size is 12'. The resolution is 1080p.
The version I am using is 220.127.116.11. My problem is also related with a narrow width of the comment section. I have attached the screenshot.
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I also vote for this feature.
I'd say that this feature is very important! LO is a great piece of software but working with document with lots of comments is still a big issue. It's hardly possible to follow. The visible part of a comment is tiny (you have to scroll within the comment which makes it hard to follow); comments are not aligned with the text, etc.
I had to open the doc with LO online to be able to work (which handles the display of comments a bit better, though also has issues). As much as I resent Google, LO could do with getting a little inspiration from Google Docs hen it comes to usability.
Since collaboration on docs has become very normal, I thin it should be a priority for LO to address the redesign of the comment function.
Adjusting the width of the comment column/pane seems like good first step to address issues with the display of comments.
In addition, making it easier and more dynamic to select comments in a doc so it's more aligned with where the comment relates to in the text (again, in docs with lots of comments it's currently difficult sometimes to find / select the right comment).
In sw/source/uibase/docvw/PostItMgr.cxx, function SwPostItMgr::GetSidebarWidth()
I edited the line
tools::ULong aWidth = static_cast<tools::ULong>(nZoom * 1.8);
and changed it to
tools::ULong aWidth = static_cast<tools::ULong>(nZoom * 4.0);
This works nicely on my local build, giving me wider comments. Seems that it should be easy enough to provide this value as a user preference rather than hard-compiled in.
dww: Thank you for your work!
For this change we essentially need 3 things:
1) Find location of code for comment bar width
2) Make the width value a user setting
3) Provide UI to change bar width (I guess mouse-dragging is a good option here)
Now we got (1) done. 👍️
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I also strongly support this enhancement request. My hopes were high that LO 18.104.22.168 may have fixed the issue, but it does not seem to be the case. All my thanks to those who may be working on it.
Hello, do we know from any of the LO devs if there is a plan for implementing this feature?