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[Feature Request] Search for Character Styles

asked 2015-10-11 19:19:15 +0100

Lone Peregrine gravatar image

As far as I've been able to determine, there is no functionality provided by default in LibreOffice Writer to search by character style, although it is provided for paragraph style. Someone raised this issue in 2013 here, but the solution provided (an extension called AltSearch) "has not had a release in over 1 year and may no longer be maintained." Even if it were up to date, I would prefer the reliability of default integration for this "Search for character style" functionality than to rely on an extension that would require attention from time to time, could face at least temporary setbacks with new versions of LibreOffice, and could still eventually become unsupported. So is this something that LibreOffice's developers would be willing to consider?

Also, I'm relatively new to the LibreOffice community and so am not aware of the best venue for feature requests. Is it this, the mailing list, or something else? Thanks.

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This is, to some extent, possible with native LibO Writer tools. See the answer on searching for colors for methods with AltSearch extension, and native Find/Search dialog. This stops short of "character style" search itself, but it might get you where you want to go.

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2015-10-14 12:51:01 +0100 )edit

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answered 2015-10-12 22:46:31 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi Lone Peregrine

You need to issue it as a feature request. To add my tuppence-worth, the entire search-replace facility needs over-hauling. However, suggesting that someone else does some work is always remarkably easy (and often ignored).

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Thanks! Unfortunately I can't uptick yet--insufficient reputation I guess--but this was a helpful answer. I've reposted the suggestion to your link.

Lone Peregrine gravatar imageLone Peregrine ( 2015-10-14 04:06:53 +0100 )edit

Gave your question an uplift. You have enough Karma now!

Alex Kemp gravatar imageAlex Kemp ( 2015-10-14 17:15:16 +0100 )edit
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