English
Ask Your Question
1

text folding, pretty please!!

asked 2012-05-12 05:16:34 +0100

MB Squared gravatar image

updated 2012-05-13 01:02:43 +0100

Request Summary:

For brain storming, outlining, studying, code writing, drafting documents, or helping the reader brief documents quickly, Folding text seems like a must! It makes those tasks (just for starters) a breeze. Please add folding text functionality to the next release or give advice on how to make add-on.

For folding text examples and explanation see:

  • Wikipedia uses text folding on their mobile site, notice it at http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_folding
  • Wikipedia claims it is used in many modern "text ediotrs", but those are like word pad and notepad++ and are not anything like a word processor/desktop publisher .
  • wiki mobile-
  • Explanation of text folding: Text folding allows a user to collapse one or more characters, sentences, paragraphs, etc, so that (though still existing in the document) it is not visisble, but is instead represented by a simple symbol (like a "+" or a "{...}"). Clicking on that simple simble will expand the text.

Why am posting this request on this forum:

Have been waiting for this feature in a decent word processor, but have only found it in one lightweight mac program and in script editors. I really need it to make my word processor more useful: studying, outlining, coding, etc. Don't like having to switch to different programs to do one task. Also, the programs which already offer this feature are EXTREMELY poor word processors. Wan't a program that can do both.

Please make an extension/add-on to add this feature, advise how to make the add-on, or incorporate it into the next release.

Detail of features that should be added to Libre Writer:

  1. General Folding text (you know like in NotePad++) capability.

  2. Different Modes of toggling Folded Text: MarginSymbol and/or Inline Summary

    a. Margin Symbol - like NotePad++ (click plus in margin to expand, minus to fold)

    b. Inline Summary-. This method will show a customized summary item which represents the hidden text. The hidden text can be shown/expanded by right clicking on the inline summary item > then clicking the context menu option "show all". Collapse the expanded text by right clicking on the text > then clicking on the context menu item "show summary".

    Txt summary item may be either:    
     i.   PreDefined text (ex, "+", "note", "...", "Summary", a bullet).
     ii.  Auto Enumerated (ex "exhibit", "exhibit2", "par1", "par2").
     iii. Auto Summary of...
             text's First Paragraph,
             text's First Sentence, or
             until page full, but not ...
(more)
edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted
0

answered 2012-11-18 19:58:54 +0100

Jean-Baptiste FAURE gravatar image

For enhancements propositions, please use : http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/bug/

edit flag offensive delete link more

Comments

Thanks, I moved it to the appropriate section, but the formatting there is not as pretty... feel sorry for people who have to read it; so I gave them a link to this to read in rich text if they prefer.

MB Squared ( 2013-04-10 06:42:40 +0100 )edit

Related AskLO thread from May 2013 is: http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/17127/display-hidden-text-when-a-title-is-clicked/ Related enhancement request is https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47746

oweng ( 2013-07-25 04:50:20 +0100 )edit
Login/Signup to Answer

Question Tools

Follow
1 follower

Stats

Asked: 2012-05-12 05:16:34 +0100

Seen: 1,218 times

Last updated: Nov 18 '12