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asked 2013-05-06 01:37:36 +0200

wordescue gravatar image

updated 2015-11-02 03:33:45 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

In Writer, is there a way to hide/minimize a paragraph, and then have it appear after the paragraph's title is clicked?

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I don't think this is possible in Writer. Such features don't work that well on paper. Footnotes/sidenotes is the thing used for this exact purpose. See Insert → Footnote or Endnote

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2013-05-08 21:22:00 +0200 )edit

@mahfiaz - What do you mean with "sidenotes"?

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-05-09 02:25:01 +0200 )edit

@ROSt52, sidenotes is something that Writer doesn't do automatically. Let's say you have 4 cm margin on the right, then you have 3 cm to add some notes, usually in smaller font. Just an alternative to footnotes.

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2013-05-09 10:24:11 +0200 )edit

@mahfiaz - I created a 4 cm margin on the right side but how can I write right of the right margin? What do I still have to do? This side note could be a great possibility to place comments until the normal comments can be printed at the right side instead of at the next page.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-05-09 10:54:16 +0200 )edit
mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2013-05-09 12:14:04 +0200 )edit

@mahfiaz - good idea to make new question!

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-05-09 12:38:33 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-05-30 03:07:45 +0200

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updated 2013-07-25 04:45:41 +0200

Presumably the feature being referred to is the ability to "collapse or expand parts of a document" via a graphic indicator adjacent to a heading as can be done in MS Word 2013. This is not the same thing as collapsing / expanding a heading when in outline view, which both MS Word and LO Writer offer. The former is purely a show/hide function in the text, while the latter is a management facility including promotion/demotion, nesting, moving, etc.

The former feature (a.k.a. "code folding") is not currently available in Writer. The related enhancement request is fdo#47746. There is also an earlier question that provides a fairly extensive set of comparisons and examples.

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I guess it must be possible to build a similar behaviour with a field as indicator that will change a variable that will in turn make the paragraph visible or hidden. If this is tecnically possible, an extension could be done to make the process easier. In any case, it would not be very "native" and clean feature... But just in case...

Pierre gravatar imagePierre ( 2014-08-09 14:17:31 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-05-09 02:25:11 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

@wordescue - What exactly do want to have? Are you thinking about MS Word feature where, in the outline view, only the first 2 - 3 lines of heading can be made visible and the rest hidden?

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answered 2013-05-09 11:40:51 +0200

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Technically it is possible if you use panels to wrap the title. Create panel (Insert → Panel) and type your title text into it. Now select panel and open it's properties, open "Macro" tab. There you can assign a macro to "Click on object". I will leave writing that macro to you :)

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