Bug 88141 - Calc - Formula Bar Font Size
Summary: Calc - Formula Bar Font Size
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 153727
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 151140 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Calc-Formula-Bar
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Reported: 2015-01-07 08:50 UTC by Derek Fetler
Modified: 2023-03-02 07:19 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Calc - Formula Bar Font Size (262.87 KB, image/jpeg)
2015-01-07 23:27 UTC, Derek Fetler

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Description Derek Fetler 2015-01-07 08:50:19 UTC
Is there a way to modify the font size in the Calc Formula Bar?

After spending about an hour searching Help, Nabble and Google I've come up with nothing. 

The font size here is mighty small. I use the Formula Bar to read notes in certain cells and I do this constantly, it saves me many many mouse clicks. 

Libreoffice looks much better to me overall than Openoffice, but due to this one problem I might have to go back to using Excel, much to my chagrin. 

Grateful for your feedback.
Comment 1 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2015-01-07 12:54:01 UTC
Can you attach a screenshot?
Comment 2 Derek Fetler 2015-01-07 23:27:52 UTC
Created attachment 111935 [details]
Calc - Formula Bar Font Size

Here's an attachment. I'm grateful the Formula Bar is stationary when expanded. It allows me to flip through many notes quickly (as I have done for years with Excel) but the small font size really slows me down. Isn't there a way to increase it? Thanks.
Comment 3 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2015-01-08 06:56:19 UTC
Thanks for the screenshot.

So, I don’t think the font size is “mighty small”. It is Segoe UI at 9 pt, the exact same configuration for the rest of the UI. You can workaround the problem by increasing the font size in Windows appearance settings in the mean time.

Eventually this should be solved by making that field use the same font and font size than the currently selected cell.
Comment 4 Mark Simon 2015-10-29 01:12:54 UTC
I agree with the font size issue. You shouldn’t have to change your OS settings (I use Mac) to see your formula clearly. You can zoom in to the rest of the sheet — why not the formula?

I have filed a separate feature request regarding the actual font.
Comment 5 V Stuart Foote 2022-09-23 00:49:55 UTC
*** Bug 151140 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Abdul Basit 2022-09-27 23:14:33 UTC
any solution to this issue yet? is there any way to increase font size in formula bar?
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2023-03-02 07:19:29 UTC
Usually we make the newer topic a duplicate of the older but in this case the discussion has been more intensive at bug 153727. Please join there.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 153727 ***