If you have text with different indentation (see attached screen1.png), and highlight the text to uniformize the indentation, the adjustment arrows in the ruler disappear, and hence it is not possible to adjust the indentation (see attached screen2.png).
It would be nice if the adjustment arrows could be displayed shaded if the indentation of the selected text is different, so that the user sees that he is dealing with different indentations, but has the chance to uniformize them.
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This seems to be interesting, but what would you do if there would be several indentations that would only differ marginally? In this case you could probably not differentiate them. Would you have a proposal for this case?
Personally I would proceed as follows:
- If the indentations differ, no matter by how much, display the adjustment arrows shaded and allow the user to uniformize the indentations on the selected text. The user will know that the indentations differ by the fact that the arrows are shaded.
- If the indentations are identical, keep the current behaviour (i.e. opaque arrows, adjustment as it currently works).
@Sandro: Thanks for your fast reply.
For me this seems to be interesting, it has to be checked how this can be implemented.
If you can roughly point out where to look in the codebase, I can have a look at implementing this.
Unfortunately, I'm drawing a blank on that one.
@Sandro: Would you like to make a first contribution to the LO codebase? If yes, then it would maybe good to contact experienced LO programmers for more advice how to get start (https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development, https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/FindTheExpert)
@Michael: What do you think about this issue?
Thanks. I see that Michael Stahl is the contact for Writer mentioned in the experts list, so I'll wait and see what his opinions are.
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