Bug 82235 - Change document language
Summary: Change document language
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2014-08-06 08:31 UTC by thorsten.brandau
Modified: 2015-09-04 03:01 UTC (History)
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Description thorsten.brandau 2014-08-06 08:31:30 UTC
I use extensive preformattet templates for my documents. However, it early versions it was possible to change the "Standard language" for a document and all sub-formattings went with it and changed the language. Now I have to change each template paragraph to the new language.

As I don't want to generate for each document template additionally one for each language (which makes it hard to keep all formattings the same), it would be good to be able to change the document language or the "standard" paragraph language and have an option to "inherit" the language.

Once a language is selected, it cannot be undone in a pharagraph template.

Comment 1 A (Andy) 2015-01-04 10:04:41 UTC
I am not sure if I understand your issue right.
But in LO you have an option to select a default language for documents.
Go to TOOLS -> OPTIONS -> section LANGUAGE SETTINGS -> subsection LANGUAGE -> select the Default Language For Documents in the field Western.
Does solve your issue?
Comment 2 thorsten.brandau 2015-01-05 10:01:18 UTC
No, this does not have any effect.


Open Document
Go to Templates (F11)
Change e.g. with "Header 2" the language in the template (-> character -> language) to a different one, e.g. german

Now if you save this document as document template and use it, you will also have the paragraph template associated with the language selected there. If you did never touch the language setting, it will always correspond to the setting of "standard", repsectively the next higher template, going back to document language.

If I change the document language or the lanugage of the "standard template" -> nothing happens.

I believe in old versions (Staroffice...) it was possible to associate the language to the "superior" document. It would be great to have it back, as I am using old and grown templates, that keep being optimized with each new major *office version.

The default language for the document has no effect.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:36:39 UTC
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Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 03:01:53 UTC
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