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Subject: Re: [office] proposal for 15.5.36 style:writing-mode, add 'auto'

Hi Thomas,

On Thursday, 2007-06-14 14:02:38 +0200, Thomas Zander wrote:

> And I have to say I didn't even find any way to alter the directionality 
> of a paragraph in OOWriter, so don't try things on that app unless you 
> already know how to do such things ;)

Paragraph style tabpage Alignment, the text direction property. It is
available only if you activated CTL support under

> As an end user I can expect certain workflows.  If the text-direction is 
> set on a page, then I think we can expect the new paragraph to get that 
> text direction.

I think it does in OOoWriter unless you explicitly set it to LTR or RTL.
The default value is "use superordinate object settings", resulting in

> Even if the first character typed is different. This 
> makes sense for 1 English sentence in a further Hebrew text.
> On the other hand, there are cases where I want the application to be free 
> to deduct the text direction from the text typed. And this usecase is 
> currently impossible. We need an 'auto' directionality for that.

But we do have 15.5.37 "Automatic Writing Mode"

Sounds like what you were looking for, doesn't it?


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