Ask Your Question

font preview not working

asked 2018-12-25 12:52:17 +0200

shailendra gravatar image

updated 2018-12-26 10:25:39 +0200

when I select font in LO calc it instantly show font design preview but in LO writer it doesn't show preview of font. why? I tried it LO 6.2 beta & LO 6.1.4 both in Windows 10 and windows 7 but result is same.but it is ok in LO calc on both version o Plz see screen shot also.

Waiting for the solution. Thank you!

image description

image description

image description

image description

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete


Removed your duplicate question, where you mistakenly used "community wiki" checkbox (please don't use it!)

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-12-25 12:57:32 +0200 )edit

1 Answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2018-12-26 10:24:22 +0200

This is tdf#112324, and this idea was rejected (the bug closed WONTFIX).

edit flag offensive delete link more


As someone noted in the bug discussion, it is an option in Calc. Why not in Writer? That's an inconsistent policy. Of the main programs, Calc is probably the one people are least likely to be particular about font choices. Word, and especially Impress and Draw, are focused on the visual appeal of the document (not the content). Those programs should allow the live preview. The font Gabriola is a good example. It looks like a nice script in the drop-down box, but only once you apply it do you see that there's a huge gap at the top of the text. Then you have to start all over scrolling through fonts. The live preview would show it instantly.

reader gravatar imagereader ( 2020-06-30 19:26:12 +0200 )edit
Login/Signup to Answer

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2018-12-25 12:52:17 +0200

Seen: 198 times

Last updated: Dec 26 '18