[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 118548] Manual Column Breaks do not Work Correctly in Documents with only one Column

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Tue Jul 24 10:26:45 UTC 2018


--- Comment #4 from Harald Koester <harald.koester at mail.de> ---
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #3)
> Thing is that column breaks are always shown as paragraph breaks and when
> there is only one columns it's confusing. As you write the inserted break is
> taken into account when you change the number of columns. You should also
> think about the opposite way, what happens to a true column break when the
> number is reduced.
If you reduce the number of columns to a number greater than 1, a manual column
break causes a page break. But the break is still a column break and it's also
displayed as column break. For me this is OK. If the new column number is 1,
column breaks cause paragraph breaks. The column breaks still exist, but they
are not displayed. For a user this is not transparent. The user may be
surprised, if s/he changes the number of columns and a manual column break
occurs at an unexpected position.

> I disagree with A) as it bothers users and B) as it is a regression. What we
> could do is to color the three breaks slightly different. Right now I get a
> tiny "Manual Column Break" on top with non-printing chars on.
Which three breaks do you mean? The three manual breaks (line; column; page)
are already displayed different (Enter symbol; tiny line: "Manual Column
Break"; dashed line between pages). So for me there is no reason to change the
display these breaks.

> Other than that I'd say WFM.
Still a bug for me.

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