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Mouseover tooltip on text

asked 2018-07-03 18:53:00 +0200

ybeco gravatar image

I am making documents that need traduction. (Texte printable in french, but espagnol in a tooltip) I want to know if I can do a mouseover tooltip on text. Like the HTML Global title Attribute.


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answered 2018-07-04 08:58:25 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


A workaround requiring less work might be to insert user-defined index entries.

In the example below entries have been defined for words (heard, quiet, behing, crook) and sentences.

I highlighted them in yellow so that they are visible on the screenshot. Bring the mouse to the beginning of the index entry to see the tooltip appear.


I did not do a lot of test. There may be limits (eg length of entry if it is a long sentence?).

See hover.odt

HTH - Regards

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This is better than the suggestions in the link in my answer.

Jim K gravatar imageJim K ( 2018-07-04 19:49:11 +0200 )edit

Hi @Jim K

Thank you for the feedback...


pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 2018-07-05 07:12:31 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-07-04 00:28:34 +0200

Jim K gravatar image

There is no direct way to do it, but label controls may be the best workaround. Note that this means it is no longer normal text, although it appears the same.

The question is answered along with example documents at

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