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Make ONLY SELECTED FONTS show in font selection [closed]

asked 2013-04-22 09:02:37 +0200

jiero gravatar image

updated 2013-05-29 12:37:04 +0200

manj_k gravatar image

The font list could be too long, I don't think most people will need so many.

I suggest: use character to access all font and by default show only liber fonts and place a pop-up dialog tell the user how to use other font.

Default is the POWER!

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-10-30 19:32:13.990040

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answered 2013-04-24 08:21:15 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

I got an idea what @jiero might like to have.

In MS WORD (most likely in all other MSO applications in the same way) font roll-down menu shows all fonts used in an opern document on top of all fonts. This is indeed a convenient functionality because it shows all fonts used on top and all fonts below in their normal order.

@jiero - It would be good if you please file an enhancement request and post the request/bug number here. Should it be possible please add a screen shot of MS Word and Writer; this would make your idea very clear.

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answered 2013-04-22 17:24:06 +0200

horst gravatar image

Check the answers here.

PS. I think there is a bug in Win7 that shows also hidden fonts in the list. If something is hidden it should not show up.

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answered 2013-04-22 15:58:55 +0200

oweng gravatar image

The font list is pulled from the operating system. Are you are suggesting obtaining this list from the document XML schema? I am not sure this would be desirable until font embedding comes about (and that has significant legal / distribution issues from what I understand). This would also be a fairly distinct UX departure from how office (and other) software in general behaves.

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Put Operating System coverage aside, there are very few documents used more than 4 fonts. 12 font candidates are enough for me.

jiero gravatar imagejiero ( 2013-04-23 09:24:01 +0200 )edit

I understand what you are saying, but the reality is that LO is not for one person or task, it is a general purpose product designed to be adaptable to a wide variety of tasks. Like you, I rarely use more than a small selection of fonts, although my selection does vary from document to document.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-04-23 11:50:18 +0200 )edit

It is better to start a user survey/vote or opinion website. The user behaviour vary and depend on situation; but like Microsoft did in Office 2003, it auto-hide menu entries, and one click will unveil all.

jiero gravatar imagejiero ( 2013-04-23 14:29:32 +0200 )edit

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