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Bug 89403 - Some enhancements for creative writing
Summary: Some enhancements for creative writing
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: lowest enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
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Reported: 2015-02-16 00:14 UTC by Anthony
Modified: 2017-07-18 12:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Anthony 2015-02-16 00:14:59 UTC
I would like to make a suggestion for LibreOffice Writer to enhance its use for creative writing. Borrowing an idea from programs like Scrivener and WriteMonkey, it would be nice to have some sort of plain text notepad extension that would be connected with certain portions of the main body, rather than just specific words like the comments feature. Maybe make it possible to have plain text docs connected to different headings or subgroupings of text in the main body of the document. In addition, these plain text notes would be in a window that would be more customizable than the current comments feature. This would be useful to creative writers such as myself because I like the idea of taking various notes for different sections and subsections of projects such as a novel or article that I am working on and having those notes connected with the main body of my text.
Comment 1 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-02-19 00:39:59 UTC
I'm not entirely clear on the specifics of this one, but hopefully UX-advise can bring their skills to bear.

Status -> NEW
Component -> UX-Advise
Comment 2 Adolfo Jayme 2015-02-19 08:26:18 UTC
This one needs a complete design specification… Let’s start by creating a whiteboard in the wiki, so that you can flesh out all of your ideas, add images etc. That would be more suitable than this Bugzilla ticket—Bugzilla is really for more focused. When you create that page, be verbose and say what are the current problems, how can be solved, and what are the expectations and the limits. The reason why I’m asking you to create a whiteboard is that you are a writer and know more about writing software than us, so reading that will give us a perspective and lead to a better understanding of your proposal.

So start here and join our Design mailing list: design at

Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!
Comment 3 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 04:44:46 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2017-07-18 12:51:37 UTC
The specification hasn't been done and it's not clear what the proposal is. Closing as ID. Also it sounds like veritable ground for an extension.