Bug 90355 - Important enhancement for paragraph formatting
Summary: Important enhancement for paragraph formatting
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 70180
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-03-30 20:18 UTC by jlbraga
Modified: 2020-09-07 15:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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I was referring to this (12.23 KB, image/png)
2015-03-31 11:49 UTC, jlbraga

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Description jlbraga 2015-03-30 20:18:31 UTC
When you want to start a sentence, let's say, in the first line of text after a new chapter's header, it's cool to make the first letter a big one. However, that also makes bigger the space between that line and the line below. The result is, therefore, a first line which seems to be "separated" from the rest of the text. Is there some way to fix this?...
Comment 1 Zeki Bildirici 2015-03-31 10:23:32 UTC

LibreOffice already supports that function, it's name is Drop Caps.

Format - Paragraph - Drop Caps.


Note: Please search the web, ask.libreoffice.org or help content before asking for functionalities.

Comment 2 jlbraga 2015-03-31 11:49:57 UTC
Created attachment 114494 [details]
I was referring to this
Comment 3 Zeki Bildirici 2015-04-05 20:02:20 UTC
(In reply to jlbraga from comment #2)
> Created attachment 114494 [details]
> I was referring to this

Request is a little different than current Drop Caps. Setting back to unconfirmed.

Comment 4 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2015-04-26 10:39:47 UTC
That is not a bug not a correct enhancement (from typography point of view). The bigger character in the row set the row height; if you make bigger a set of not capitalized characters like p ou g, you need room below the line. The right mean to have a big character at the start of the line is to use drop capital.

Closing as WontFix. If you disagree, please reopen as UNCONFIRMED and develop your argumentation.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 5 jlbraga 2015-04-27 13:32:00 UTC
(In reply to Jean-Baptiste Faure from comment #4)

Then I have a suggestion: Why not include in LibreOffice the option to make a big capital letter without dropping it? The same thing as "drop caps", without/but_not_for dropping it? You could cal it "bigger caps", or something like it...
Comment 6 V Stuart Foote 2020-09-07 15:12:06 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 70180 ***