Bug 76005 - UI: Allow to set document property "TabsRelativeToIndent"
Summary: UI: Allow to set document property "TabsRelativeToIndent"
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Options-Dialog-Writer
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Reported: 2014-03-10 22:14 UTC by d33tah
Modified: 2019-08-31 06:26 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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A test case. (deleted)
2014-03-10 22:14 UTC, d33tah

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Description d33tah 2014-03-10 22:14:00 UTC
Created attachment 95561 [details]
A test case.

I really tried to RTFM and asked people on IRC for help, but couldn't figure it out. 

In the attached testcase, I used a table that originally belonged to some template downloaded from the internet (possibly originally in .DOC format). In this table I wanted to align the text to a tabulator, but any attempts to do that resulted in the text being pushed far too right when I pressed ctr+tab.
Comment 1 Mike Kaganski 2014-03-11 12:10:43 UTC
In your file, the "settings.xml" contains setting named "TabsRelativeToIndent", which is set to false. If set to true, everything works OK.
Note that it works OK with your settings, too, but not in the way you expect it. This setting tells that you see all tab positions relative to left page margin, not to the cell that you work in. And the program does just this, thus working correctly with regards to developer's intent.

The problem is how would you change this document setting without manual modifications of the document internals...

I suppose that this bug at most can be qualified as an enhancement request to add a UI to allow this setting be modified. And possibly, others too.
However, I keep the "medium" priority, because it is not a low-priority problem: without such a control, this would be a problem for people having different documents behaving differently, without a way to make them work consistently.
Comment 2 Joe Rayhawk 2014-03-12 00:40:56 UTC
The content of attachment 95561 [details] has been deleted by
    Joe Rayhawk <jrayhawk+bugs.freedesktop.org@omgwallhack.org>
who provided the following reason:

Private information disclosure.

The token used to delete this attachment was generated at 2014-03-12 00:40:45 UTC.
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2019-08-31 06:14:42 UTC
Mike, is your suggestion still valid?