Bug 86888 - comment box arrows should be visually separate
Summary: comment box arrows should be visually separate
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: Writer-Comments
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Reported: 2014-12-01 00:00 UTC by Orion
Modified: 2017-05-30 20:59 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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screenshot document at 50% showing comment disposition (85.10 KB, image/png)
2015-09-17 13:20 UTC, libreoffice

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Description Orion 2014-12-01 00:00:51 UTC
The arrows that connect comment boxes to the text are on top of each other if you put more than one comment per line. Instead, having them visually separated, even just a little bit, would very much help to figure out which comment belongs to which bit of text.
Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-12-06 21:20:34 UTC
Already there in 4.0.
Valid enhancement request for Writer component.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 2 Orion 2014-12-06 22:02:05 UTC
They are not separate in Writer for Mac.
Comment 3 libreoffice 2015-09-17 13:18:16 UTC

May be not the good place for this request but it seems about the same.

When you are working with "small" screen laptop (1376x768 max resolution on my 15" laptop), for a cover letter at 110% zoom which is quite comfortable to read for me. I noticed that the cover letter has the property to have a big header using 30% of the page. So the commented text can start near the 2/3 of the page.

For a single page document I've about 10 comment on the right margin and its pretty difficult to associate de top comments to the associated text in the document. You have to scroll the document to see where the arrow goes and obviously you loose the mouse focus on the comment box and consequently the arrow highlighting.

It would be great to have the one of the possibilities:

* to hide other comments
* to be able to move the comment bubble while having the arrow highlighted in a distinguishable manner.
* to have the arrow / comment box clickable to indicate the corresponding text, and stay selected while scrolling the document at readable zoom.

It happened on docx revised document opened under Linux xubuntu:
Description:	Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS
Release:	14.04
Codename:	trusty
Build ID: 420m0(Build:2)

I attached an screen shot took at 50% zoom to demonstrate the problem visualy.

Comment 4 libreoffice 2015-09-17 13:20:51 UTC
Created attachment 118795 [details]
screenshot document at 50% showing comment disposition

screenshot document at 50% showing comment disposition,
difficult to link visually at 100% too, comment is loosing focus when document is scrolled.