Bug 78760 - Format ->Character ("Position" tab label inconsistent between components)
Summary: Format ->Character ("Position" tab label inconsistent between components)
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: lowest trivial
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on: 57400 64027
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Reported: 2014-05-15 20:40 UTC by 994phij
Modified: 2014-11-07 02:03 UTC (History)
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Description 994phij 2014-05-15 20:40:45 UTC
It would be helpful if whenever the 'Character' box (i.e. Format -> Character...) is opened, it always has the same options, and they are described in the same way, regardless of which component you are running.

For example, in Calc, the third tab in the 'Character' box is 'Font Position'.  In Draw it is 'Position', and in Writer it is 'Position'.  It should be either 'Font Position' in all of them, or 'Position' in all of them.

Writer also has the 'Hyperlink', 'Background' and 'Borders' tabs, features which would be much appreciated in other areas of LibreOffice.
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2014-05-16 01:09:45 UTC
Confirming this only for position - please report one issue per one bug. Updating title.

New - Confirmed
Trivial - just a label
Lowest - not a big deal but consistency would be nice

NeedsDevEval (probably an easy hack, I might take it myself)

Ubuntu 14.04

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Comment 2 994phij 2014-05-18 13:56:46 UTC
'please report one issue per one bug'

I thought it was one issue.  I've done some light scripting and don't know the libreoffice source, so I may well have the wrong end of the stick.  But I might have communicated badly, so I'll try to clarify.  

It seems to me the problem is that all of the different components are calling up different boxes, where they should all be calling the same box (i.e. the same piece of code).  Of course that's quite a big 'bug' (or enhancement), as it would require e.g. the ability to highlight text in draw before it could be implemented.  

Is that a fair assessment?

If not, would it be useful to have an overarching 'meta' bug to group together Font-> Character enhancements?  I'll happily make a meta bug if it's going to be of use. (E.g. this bug still currently depends on 57400 and 64027).
Comment 3 Jorendc 2014-07-31 11:44:42 UTC
Looks like this bug is fixed in In calc the tab is called 'Position' also.

@Joel, bug reporter: you mind confirming?

Kind regards,
Comment 4 Joel Madero 2014-11-07 02:03:09 UTC
Indeed this is done. Closing as WFM