Bug ID: 115449
Summary: Add Tooltips to the Horizontal Ruler in Writer
Version: 220.127.116.11 release
There is an icon box to the left of the horizontal ruler. It shows a tab stop
type. By repeatedly clicking on it, the user can cycle through the four types.
I suggest adding a tooltip that at least identifies the type, such as “Left
Implementing the suggestion in the previous paragraph would not really explain
the purpose of the icon box. Of course, a user could read the documentation.
But perhaps we should consider a longer tooltip than just the tab stop type.
For example, “Left tab. Click to cycle through the 4 tab types. Click on ruler
to set the tab.” The example is 80 characters, which is long for a tooltip. It
might make sense to show it on two lines.
Icons marking the three paragraph indents are shown on the horizontal ruler:
Left Indent, First Line Indent, and Right Indent. The tooltip for an indent is
the position on the ruler, such as 0.5 ". I suggest that the tooltip also
identify the indent type.
A further refinement of the indent tooltips is possible. As an indent icon is
being dragged, the tooltip would be displayed, with the indent’s position
continuously updated in the tooltip. This would facilitate fine adjustments.
As already mentioned, the tooltip for an indent icon is the position on the
ruler. Tab stops on the ruler do not have a tooltip. I suggest that they show
the position as a tooltip.
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