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Change width of comments column

asked 2019-02-26 20:47:05 +0200

Hot Potato gravatar image

updated 2019-02-26 20:48:58 +0200

The comments function of Libreoffice Writer has become increasingly important to my workflow. On my computer the comments are fixed at a width of about 2.5 cm. This has become a bit of a show stopper for me.

  • This may be a bug since not all user's seem to have this issue.
  • OpenOffice also exhibits this behaviour.

This behaviour has been reported before by several people (here and elsewhere) but they have not received a satisfying response. Should this turn out to be a bug, or the comments field width is in fact fixed, this really needs to be added to the change request list and given a degree of priority since it is causing LibreOffice to lose users.

A meaningful work-around in the meantime would be handy (The default column width must be a defined parameter somewhere.)

Many thanks for any feedback.

My system: Windows 10 latest update. LibreOffice (x64)

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answered 2020-05-28 19:01:02 +0200

tombo22 gravatar image

updated 2020-05-28 19:04:03 +0200

Open the document in Google Docs. They have a nice commenting bar that scrolls to keep the relevant comment next to the text and fully expanded.

I could not find a solution within LibreOffice Writer (Version: Build ID: 1:6.4.3-0ubuntu0.20.04.1) -Tom

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answered 2019-03-20 14:09:26 +0200

I had the same problem - found this June 2016 answer:

You are right, unfortunately it is no more possible to resize the comment when created. We must create the comment then Right click▸Show Comment. We can then click the comment to resize it. There is a bug report tdf#68695 for this.

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This is unrelated: OP asked about Writer.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-03-20 14:36:15 +0200 )edit
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